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Why Use a Compounding Pharmacy in Veterinary Medicine?

by Lori Hehn - Aug 15, 2013 9:30:00 AM


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

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