Amount of pergolide in compounded capsules vs Prascend


 

Hi, all - I know this is an area of some confusion.  Prascend tablets contain 1 mg of pergolide as pergolide mesylate. 

When switching to or from Prascend, make sure to get the vet to write the script as "x mg of pergolide as pergolide mesylate" ,  rather than "x mg of pergolide"  That way, each capsule will have the same amount of pergolide as the equivalent number of Prascend tablets. So, a prescription for 2 mg of pergolide as pergolide mesylate will contain the same amount of pergolide (and pergolide mesylate) as 2 Prascend tablets.

If you are already on compounded pergolide, and are increasing the dose, there is no need to fuss about whether the pharmacy has given you x mg of pergolide, or x mg of pergolide mesylate, because you are titrating the dose up until you get control of the ACTH. It doesn't really matter what form it is in.

Does that make sense?. 
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