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The Pharmacy Dose

The Pharmacy Dose
Important Topics in Veterinary Medicine

 

  • Modified Cyclosporine Capsules are available generically in 25mg and 100mg capsules under the human labeled brand name Gengraf®. 
    • Micro Emulsion Cyclosporine Capsules are available generically in 25mg and 100mg capsules under the human labeled brand name Neoral®
       
    • Cyclosporine Capsules are generic human labeled brand name Sandimmune and are not modified and are not interchangeable with Gengraf® or Neoral®. 
       
    • Modified Cyclosporine Capsules have greater bioavailability (absorption) than regular Cyclosporine Capsules. 
       
    • Use caution when dosing these products. Dose according to package inserts or clinical studies of specific product being used.
       
  • The recently released brand name Recuvyra™ (generic fentanyl transdermal solution) should only be administered one time to an individual patient and not be used as a repeat treatment.

  • Keep a perpetual inventory of ALL controlled substances inventoried in your practice at all times and maintain documentation of all in-office administrations of controlled substances.

  • When prescribing compounded medications, it is good practice to request product testing documentation from the compounding pharmacy you are using, specifically sterile products in regards to the products sterility and potency.

  • For office/hospital use only compounded medications should be administered with patient specific prescriptions relayed back to the compounding pharmacy. 
 Rod Bagley


Jake Vogel, PharmD, MBA
Staff Pharmacist
Veterinary Clinical Sciences

jfvogel@iastate.edu 

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