Re: Compounded Pergolide instead of Prascend


Teresa, compounded pergolide is allowed to be supplied by a compounding pharmacy with a vet’s prescription.  The vet can prescribe it if Prascend is unsuitable, which generally will not include cost.  Prascend is identical to compounded pergolide; the difference is in the packaging.  Prascend is supplied in foil packets which contain an inert gas and is stable for long periods of time.  Pergolide is susceptible to moisture and deteriorates rapidly so it needs special care, from choosing a pharmacy to purchasing in small quantities and storing carefully.  Those using 1-3 mg of pergolide might be happier using Prascend for the convenience.  I generally use a combination of both.
Martha in Vermont
ECIR Group Primary Response
July 2012 
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