Custom Medications For Your Pets
Veterinary compounding is the process of altering a veterinarian medical drug beyond the drug label. Bonhamtown Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy creates compounded solutions for animals based on the prescription of a licensed veterinarian, keeping in mind the medical needs of the animal patient. We manipulate medical drugs by mixing, flavoring, diluting, altering their forms, or by concentrating the dosage.
Some of the ways we compound include:
- We add flavors to commercially-available veterinary drugs.
- We mix two injectable veterinary drugs and administer.
- We crush the tablets and create an oral suspension or an injectable solution.
- We create a transdermal gel as an alternative for a drug typically taken via different methods.
- We combine two solutions for inserting into the ear of the animal.
Bonhamtown Pharmacy follows guidelines issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and our respective state government.
The pet pharmacists at our facility are well trained in compounding pet medicines for dogs, cats, and other animals. They are specially trained to prepare compounded preparations according to the medical history of the animal patient. We prepare medicines only with a prescription from a registered veterinarian practitioner.
Compounded veterinary medicines are manufactured using a bulk drug substance that is an active pharmaceutical ingredient popularly known as "API". In short, this is the chemical ingredient used to produce a medical drug.
Veterinary compounding is required when commercially-available drugs are not suitable for a particular type of animal. In such cases, the medicine needs alteration by diluting, flavoring, or altering its form. For example, if a dog or a cat is not trained to consume the medicine via a pill, the medicine needs to be administered in liquid form. That’s the role of veterinary compounding: To create customized medicine for the most optimal treatment of the animal.
Three reasons why veterinarian compounding may be needed include:
- The approved drug is not commercially-available.
- The necessary compounded preparation cannot be made from the approved drug.
- There is no approved product from which the necessary preparation can be compounded.
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