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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Cardiac stimulant

Phosphodiesterase inhibitor

Coronary vasodilator

Treatment of heart failure

Chemical Name


Foreign Names

  • Pimobendanum (Latin)
  • Pimobendan (German)
  • Pimobendane (French)
  • Pimobendan (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Pimobendan (OS: USAN, BAN, JAN)
  • dl-Pimobendan (IS)
  • UD-CG 115 BS (IS: Thomae)
  • Pimobendan (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Pimobendanum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Acardi
    Nippon Boehringer Ingelheim, Japan
  • Cardisure (veterinary use)
    Albrecht, Germany; Dechra, Norway; Dechra, Sweden; Dechra Veterinary Products, France; Eurovet, Italy; Eurovet Animal Health, Austria; Eurovet Animal Health, Belgium; Eurovet Animal Health, Ireland; Eurovet Animal Health, Netherlands; Eurovet Animal Health BV, United Kingdom; Faunapharma, Finland
  • Pimobendan Boehringer (veterinary use)
    Boehringer Ingelheim Animal, Netherlands
  • Pimobendan TE
    Sanzen Seiyaku, Japan
  • Pimobendan Vetmedica (veterinary use)
    Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, United Kingdom
  • Pimocard (veterinary use)
    Eurovet Animal Health BV, United Kingdom
  • Vetmedin (veterinary use)
    Boehringer, South Africa; Boehringer Ingelheim, Australia; Boehringer Ingelheim, Switzerland; Boehringer Ingelheim Animal, Netherlands; Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Belgium; Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Ireland; Boehringer Ingelheim Santé Animale, France; Boehringer Ingelheim Vet, Italy; Boehringer Ingelheim Vet, Norway; Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Austria; Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, United Kingdom; Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Poland; Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Sweden; Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, United States; Boehrvet BI-Vetmedica, Germany; Vetcare, Finland
  • Vetmedin for Dogs (veterinary use)
    Boehringer Ingelheim Animals, New Zealand
  • Zelys (veterinary use)
    Sogeval, France


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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