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Why Use a Compounding Pharmacy in Veterinary Medicine?

by Lori Hehn - August 15, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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How Compounding Pharmacies Can Help with Medication Adherence Issues by Prescription

P = palatability
enhancing taste, texture, scent, and/or color to heighten compliance

R = route of administrationfine-tuning or changing the route of administration to make dosing easier, to potentially avoid side effect(s), and/or to provide local versus systemic action

O = off market but FDA approved (drug shortages, etc.)-compounding a pharmaceutical that is on temporary back-order or is manufacturer discontinued

S = strengthaltering strength for dosing sensitivity, patient size, and/or possibly different therapeutic effect at commercially unavailable strength

E = elimination of allergens and/or irritantsreformulating to eliminate inactive ingredients that are irritants and/or allergens

You can learn more about compounding via the Monument Pharmacy blog at


About Lori Hehn

Lori Hehn is a practicing veterinarian and a contributor and content manager with XPrep Learning Solutions. She has a drive for continual learning and enjoys interacting with veterinary and vet tech students. She also writes veterinary learning books for children.

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