Re: No Response to Prascend #legalityofpergolide

Lavinia Fiscaletti

Hi Jill,

Yes, you can buy empty capsules "off the shelf". You can buy them on Amazon:

Tough when the vets won't work with you on the script angle. Have you tried asking them why they won't prescribe the compounded pergolide? If they say it's because it's illegal, here's some discussions we've had regarding that aspect:,,%22compounded+pergolide%22,20,2,20,11717140,,%22compounded+pergolide%22,20,2,20,11708523

Many more in the message archives.

It is also interesting to note that the same vets that say they won't prescribe compounded pergolide because of the "legality" issue, will quickly write a script for Previcox for their equine patients because it's much more affordable than Equioxx, the legal version available for horses.

If it's because they believe that compounded perg is unstable/unreliable, that can be an issue if the pharmacy involved doesn't follow best practices for the industry. There are a number of pharmacies that members have used (and had the product independently tested) and found it to be exactly what it is supposed to be. Check here:,,%22compounded+pergolide%22,20,2,20,11708523

Lavinia and George Too

Dante, Peanut, Nappi and George over the Bridge

Jan 05, RI

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