For Veterinarians – The Benefits of Compounding
The Compound Pharmacy of Beverly Hills offers unique solutions by compounding specialized medications which meet the unique needs of your beloved pets.
Trying to administer medication to an animal is not always easy. We prepare medications in easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals devour. Tuna for cats, liver for dogs – you name it, we can compound it!
Medicine in the Ideal Size and Strength
We make medicine easier to administer and often more economical, unlike many commercial animal medications available in only one size or strength. We can create a preparation which contains the most appropriate dosage for a specific animal.
Medicine in the Right Form
We can compound numerous dosage forms that are just right for specific animals – from medicated chewable “treats” to liquid concentrates, from ear drops to dusting powders. The active ingredient can usually be administered by various routes (oral, transdermal, optic, etc.).
Have you ever thought of applying a transdermal preparation to the inside of an animal’s ear or another hairless area as an alternate route for systemic absorption? It’s quick and easy, and many medications are compatible with transdermal bases. Transdermal delivery is particularly useful for animals who should not be stressed due to cardiovascular or hypertensive illness. Also, it is appreciated by owners who no longer have to deal with an animal who resists being medicated, and the resulting scratches! We can also prepare topical medications for application at the site of inflammation or infection.
Manufacturers often stop producing medicines and dosage forms which are unprofitable to market due to low demand. We can obtain the necessary pharmaceutical grade chemicals, and from them compound individualized dosage forms that may be superior to the discontinued formulation.
The ideal preparation may need to contain several ingredients to treat a variety of symptoms. For example, an animal may have skin problems that do not respond to a single-ingredient preparation. Yet using three medicines from separate containers can be inconvenient and costly. We can compound the needed medications into a single, easy-to-use preparation.
Novel Devices and Delivery Systems
In addition to customized medications, we offer a variety of unique dispensing devices to simplify administration and improve compliance. For example, oral and topical syringes provide a means of accurately measuring and administering medication, and are useful when the dose is fluctuating. A dauber bottle is excellent for topical application, such as painting medication on nails.