Monthly Archives: June 2011

Compounded Metronidazole: Frequently Requested Prescription for Dogs & Cats

Commercially available in 250mg and 500mg tablets for veterinary use, metronidazole (a nitroimidazole antibacterial and antiprotozoal agent with trichomonacidal and amebicidal properties) might be prescribed for animals with clostridial diarrhea and infections caused by Giardia, trichomonads, and Campylobacter. Veterinarians often … Continue reading

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Compounded Pergolide: Frequently Requested Prescription for Horses

Voluntarily removed from the human market by the FDA in 2007 and no longer available in tablet form, pergolide mesylate (proprietary name Permax) remains a frequently requested active ingredient in compounds prescribed by horse veterinarians treating pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction … Continue reading

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Compounded Potassium Bromide: Frequently Requested Prescription for Dogs

Reportedly one to three percent of canines suffer from epilepsy, a condition arising from abnormal electrical activity in the brain leading to seizures, sensory disturbances, and/or unconsciousness. Multiple seizures over a period of weeks or months are the hallmark of … Continue reading

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