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Medication: S-adenosylmethionine

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Contributor(s):

Vetstream Ltd

Gigi Davidson

Synonym(s): SAMe, Denosyl, Novifit, Vetri-SAMe, Zentonil, Denamarin


Medication: S-adenosylmethionine

Your dog has been prescribed the active ingredient S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) as a nutritional supplement in the management of liver disease or to support brain health (cognitive dysfunction). 

Key points:
• Nutritional supplement.
• Do not split or crush tablets.
• SAMe is an unregulated product. Stick to the brand your veterinarian has prescribed and be alert for product quality variations if switching brands.
• SAMe is unstable in acid and water environments. Do not mix tablets in water or acidic solutions.
• Dosage: administer tablet(s) on an empty stomach once or twice daily.
This information sheet is designed to help answer commonly asked questions and help you give the medication safely and effectively to your pet. It does not contain all available information for this medication. If you have other questions or need more information, contact your veterinarian or pharmacist.Always follow the dosing instructions provided by your veterinarian. 

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