Ventipulmin Syrup

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VEN-tee-pul-min SIR-ep - Pronunciation guide

Brand Names

  • Auropulmin Ventipulmin Syrup
  • Ventipulmin Syrup


Rx symbolVentipulmin Syrup contains clenbuterol as the main ingredient. It is a colorless, slightly opalescent, viscous syrup with a very slight odor. Ventipulmin is a beta-2-adrenergic agonist approved by the FDA for management of airway obstruction. It has excellent absorption rates from the gastrointestinal tract following oral administration. The effects are long-lasting.


Ventipulmin Syrup is used as a bronchodilator for the treatment of reversible respiratory disease in horses. It relieves bronchospasms arising from a number of respiratory conditions, increases mucous secretions, improves airway resistance, and improves mucociliary transport by decreasing thickness of mucous.

Dosage and Administration

Prescription medicationVentipulmin Syrup
Method Dosage
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Concentration Period Duration
Oral 0.5 ml/100lb 1 1 ml/ml Every 12 hours Maximum of 30 treatments


  • 1Initial dosage of 6 treatments.

    If no improvement, increase dosage 0.5 ml/100 lbs for an additional 6 treatments.

    Increase dosage every 6 treatments until improvement is noted, or maximum of 30 treatments are administered.

  • Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
  • Extra-label use of drugs in treating animals is allowable only by licensed veterinarians within the context of a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship, and does not include drug use in treating animals by the layman (except under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian).
  • The duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, response to the medication and the development of any adverse effects. Be certain to complete the prescription unless specifically directed by your veterinarian. Even if your equine appears to feel better, the entire treatment plan should be completed to prevent relapse.
  • This medication may be available in forms and concentrations not noted in the above table. Always check the label and literature provided with the medication about the form and concentration and DO NOT USE the calculator if the information differs.
  • Calculator is for educational purposes only. Follow your veterinarian's instructions regarding use of this, or any medication.

Side Effects

Although experience has shown that high dosages may result in sweating, trembling, tachycardia, and excitement, no significant side effects were noted during clinical trials. If the dosage is gradually increased as recommended on the label, tolerance will develop and side effects will decrease.


If used in a pregnant mare, Ventipulmin must be discontinued 7 to 14 days prior to expected time of delivery since uterine contractions may be abolished under its influence. The effect on fertility of breeding stallions has not been determined.

Ventipulmin should not be used in horses suspected of having cardiovascular impairment.

Federal law prohibits the administration of this preparation to animals that are intended for consumption as food.

Ventipulmin Syrup is FDA-approved for use in horses and is a prescription drug restricted to use by or on the lawful written or oral order of a licensed veterinarian.

Check with the authorized individual regulatory board regarding use in competition horses.


Corticosteroids should not be used in conjunction with Ventipulmin Syrup since it antagonizes effects of prostaglandin and oxytocin. The action of Ventipulmin is antagonized by beta-blockers and should not be given at the same time.


Immediately check with your veterinarian if you suspect that your horse has received an overdose of Ventipulmin Syrup.


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