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To Compound or Not to Compound: A Veterinary Transdermal Discussion

Author(s):  Eichstadt Lauren R, Davidson Gigi S

Issue:  Sep/Oct 2014 - Volume 18, Number 5
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Abstract:  Administering chronic medications to feline patients without the daily battle of oral and injectable medications is the holy grail of veterinary pharmacotherapy. For some medications, the transdermal route may be the solution. However, there are many considerations for determining if a medication will be safe for the patient and caregiver as well as effective when administered transdermally. A comprehensive checklist to assess the appropriateness of transdermal therapy is provided.

Related Keywords: Lauren R. Eichstadt, Gigi S. Davidson, BSPh, DICVP, FSVHP, felines, cats, transdermal administration, skin penetration, dermal absorption, topical preparations, drug suitability checklist, veterinary compounding, caregiver safety

Related Categories: VETERINARY, ADVERSE DRUG EVENTS, DOSAGE FORMS/DRUG CARRIERS

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