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Compounding Transdermal Medication for Feline Patients

Author(s):  Eichstadt Lauren R

Issue:  Jul/Aug 2016 - Volume 20, Number 4
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Abstract:  Transdermal medications are a desirable route of administration for feline patients. However, before compounding, pharmacists and veterinarians should critically evaluate if the medication is appropriate for administration via the transdermal route. This article discusses points to consider regarding transdermal therapy. Tables summarizing the current literature and medications that should never be used transdermally are included.

Related Keywords: Lauren R. Eichstadt, PharmD, FSHVP, felines, domestic cats, veterinary compounding, topical preparations, transdermal administration, active pharmaceutical ingredients, extra-label drug use, legal status, drug safety, adverse effects

Related Categories: HISTORY, LEGAL, VETERINARY, ADVERSE DRUG EVENTS, DOSAGE FORMS/DRUG CARRIERS

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