Re: topical diltiazem
- Well, Zellene recommended www.bcpvetpharm.com to me in a message and
I know they make topical solutions. I also wanted to say that the
tuna-flavored vet chews from bcp have been a life-saver. My cat's
breathing was getting horrible during the week I was forcing liquid
amoxicillin down his throat -- he still hasn't recovered fully. I had
my vet fill the rest of the prescription at bcp in the chews and my
cat eats them after I smoosh them and mix them in some wet food (he
simply doesn't like chunky or chewy things). I really think he would
have died if I had given him the full 3 week dose orally -- he was
getting THAT bad. Thanks for the rec, Zellene!!
--- In feline-heart@y..., cjclinki@c... wrote:
> --- In feline-heart@y..., "Laura Penny" <lepenny@e...> wrote:
> > Please tell us more! Where do you get it? My two cats hate the
> > compound so much that they foam at the mouth afterwards.
> I feel sympathy for you as I remember how much Cokie HATED the
> diltiazem. Anyways, I'm not sure I'm supposed to give out the
> pharmacy info on the list. Is it okay to do that?? If not, please
> email me personally (cjclinki <at> coastalnet.com), and I'll be
> to give you the info. It's out of state for me, but I can order
> refills over the phone and they ship it fedex. They have a website
> and seem to specialize in compounding medicine, especially for
> It's weird but I can't remember how I found out that this stuff
> existed! Oh wait, I think it was by calling that pharmacy and
> begging for some flavor idea that would help. They suggested the
> topical stuff. I remember convincing my vet to prescribe it. The
> pharmacy assured us it was commonly used, and offered to give him a
> list of vets to contact. Was also reassured by another vet and
> another pharmacy. We've had no ill effects and she is doing very
> Cokie (the ferret) gets 2.5 mg of diltiazem twice daily and the
> amount of medicine-cream I rub into her skin is 0.25 ml. The
> instructions say to rub into the inside of the ear or a non-hairy
> area. She has bald spots (a different story)so I've never had to
> her ears!! Then I wash my hands--although the dose is so small I'm
> not too worried about getting my own dose of heart medicine!
> Please email me and I'll give you the pharmacy info, or if it's
> acceptable to give it to the list, let me know and I will!!
> Celia and Cokie
- --- In feline-heart@y..., mukki2@y... wrote:
> Well, Zellene recommended www.bcpvetpharm.com to me in a messageand
> I know they make topical solutions.Okay, then, since we can recommend like that--the pharmacy I use
(that makes topical diltiazem) is www.martinavenue.com. Although the
website lists TONS of flavors, you gotta call to any any more info.
The number is 630-355-6400. (Illinois).