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(Swedesboro NJ, November 30, 2009) In response to requests from veterinarians, Wedgewood Pharmacy is now compounding Tiny Tabs™ in Megestrol Acetate 5mg and Famciclovir 31.25mg. Megestrol Acetate may be prescribed by veterinarians for behavioral- and dermatological-related conditions in felines, while Famciclovir is often prescribed for Feline Herpes (FHV-1) infections. Neither Megestrol Acetate nor Famciclovir are commercially available in veterinary health, so veterinarians often cut the human-health tablets into quarters or eighths for their patients. Cutting the tablets, however, can cause variation in the dose the animal receives. Administering the medication in a Tiny Tab ensures that the animal gets the prescribed dose every time.
Tiny Tabs, available exclusively from Wedgewood Pharmacy, are a 6.25mm custom-compounded tablet dosage form for pilling finicky pets that won’t cooperate and take medication in another form. The small size of Tiny Tabs may make it easier for pet owners to pill their animals, especially with difficult-to-administer or bitter-tasting medications. Tiny Tabs are smaller than a Tic-Tac® and may cost less than other dosage forms, such as capsules.
Said Jodi Donohue, veterinary health product manager at Wedgewood Pharmacy, “When veterinarians cannot find medications in the appropriate dosage form or strength their patients need, they know they can call Wedgewood Pharmacy. We are able to custom-compound medications in the precise strength in dosage forms that may make administration easier, increasing the likelihood that patient will take the medication the veterinarian prescribed.”
Because every patient is different and has different needs, customized, compounded medications are a vital part of quality medical care. The basis of the profession of pharmacy has always been the "triad," the patient-prescriber-pharmacist relationship.
Through this relationship, patient needs are determined by a prescriber, who chooses a treatment regimen that may include a compounded medication. Prescribers often prescribe compounded medications for reasons that include (but are not limited to) the following situations:
For additional information, visit the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists’ Web site at www.iacprx.org and www.compoundingfacts.org.
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