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Health Q&A: Compounded Medications for your Pets; What Pet Owners Need to Know

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Q: What is compounding?
A: Simply put, compounding is any manipulation of a drug beyond that is described on the drug label. Manipulation might include mixing, diluting, concentrating, flavoring or changing a drug dosage form. Veterinary drugs should only be compounded based on a licensed veterinarian's prescription, and to meet the medical needs of a specific patient. Examples of compounding include:
• Creating an oral suspension from crushed tablets or an injectable solution.
• Adding flavoring to a commercially available drug.
• Creating a skin-penetrating gel for a . . .

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