If Cameron takes all his pills in a capsule, then stick with it.
Compounding is great if you can't pill a cat. It's more expensive than
As for giving the enalapril 2x daily - I think that's good too. Unless a
medication is time-released, you're better off giving smaller doses more
often (e.g. 2x) since it will do better keeping a constant level of the
medication in his blood stream.
----- Original Message -----
From: "taloah2000" <lisabee@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 30, 2006 10:52 AM
Subject: [FH] Re: (was Blaze update) - question on compounding and enalapril
> Hi Sue,
> If Cameron takes all his pills easily in a size 3 capsule, is there a
> reason why compounding would be better - better absorbed or whatever?
> And do you or anyone know if (although I'll check with the vet also)
> there is a good reason NOT to give the enalapril 2x/day? I ask
> because a half of one (we are ramping up to a full one daily) fits
> nicely into his capsule along with the other 3 (or 4 if it's an
> aspirin day).
> --- In email@example.com, Sue at MAGDRL <susan@...> wrote:
> > Shirley,
> > My pharmacist compounds Pepper's enalapril into a liquid using tuna
> > She often laps it up from the syringe because she likes the way it
> > Sue