Re: Compounded flavored pergolide powder question


 

Tina, in addition to Lorna's suggestion that you want CP encapsulated, not as a loose powder, be sure your vet writes the prescription correctly, so the compounded medication matches the amount of pergolide your horse has been getting in Prascend. There is specific language to accomplish that, as explained here: https://ecir.groups.io/g/main/message/226568  "x mg of pergolide as pergolide mesylate"  

Lots of important details are covered in Files, including Pergolide 101. https://ecir.groups.io/g/main/files/3%20Cushings%20Disease%20-%20PPID/Cushings%20Disease%20Treatments/Pergolide/Pergolide%20101.pdf You want to refill your prescription every 30 days. You want to store the capsules carefully in a cool, dry place. Flavoring can be added to encapsulated CP (I get molasses-flavored CP). Flavoring increases the size of the capsule. 

If you need information to give your vet, studies supporting this approach are listed here: 
https://ecir.groups.io/g/main/files/3%20Cushings%20Disease%20-%20PPID/Cushings%20Disease%20Treatments/Pergolide/1.%20Compounded%20Pergolide/Pergolide%20stability%20studies.pdf 
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