Fwd: gel caps
- I forgot to send this to the group.
Sent: 8/21/2013 8:35:10 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Re: gel caps
That's 100% correct.
The vet either calls the Rx in to the pharmacy you choose, sends it to the
pharmacy electronically or gives you a written script to take into the
The pharmacist (compounder) then compounds the medication and fills each
gelcap with the correct dose. All you have to do is pick it up, pay for it
and give it to Sheba (I love that name!).
The exception, of course, is when a whole pill is the daily dose
(Enalapril) or when the dosage doesn't have to be absolutely exact (Pepcid AC is a
good example). So, just to make the pill easier for Jesse to take, and keep
him from having to endure the awful taste, if it will fit in a gelcap,
either whole or cut up or crushed, I'd usually just put the med in an empty
gelcap myself. I get the empty gelcaps for free from the same pharmacist. You
can get the gelcaps in just about any size to fit the size of the med dose.
they can also be ordered online, but I never had to do that as my
compounding pharmacist knew he'd be able to retire on the profits he made off all
the meds for my fifteen cats and my wife and myself. I gave him my exclusive
business and made sure he knew that.
The compounded meds will, of course, cost more than the basic medication
itself as you are paying for the compounding and the stuffing of the gelcaps
--- but, IMHO, it's well worth the price. Saves you a lot of hassle and you
can feel secure that the proper dose is being given. No guesswork.
Give Sheba a big hug for me. Love her and adore her like today is the last
day, then be grateful when another day of quality life is given to her and
you to share.
Dick & My Many Angels
In a message dated 8/21/2013 7:12:16 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Oops . . .I forgot one thing. I wanted to ask you about your compounded
Your pharmacist provides you gelcaps with the exact dosing of each
medication that Jess was taking. Did I understand you correctly?
Thank you again,
Jordan and Sheba
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