What is compounding?
Drug compounding is often regarded as the process of combining or mixing drugs to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient.
The generic form of Vetmedin is Pimobendan.
Vetmedin is in limited supply. Orders placed will be shipped as product continues to come off backorder.
Dermalone Ointment is an antimicrobial, antifungal and corticosteroid formulation in an easy-to-apply topical gel base. It is used on cats and dogs in the treatment of skin disorders characterized by inflammation and dry or exudative dermatitis caused by bacterial or candidal infections. It is also used in the treatment of eczema, seborrhea and contact dermatitis, and as an adjunct in the treatment of dermatitis due to parasite infestation.
Dermalone Ointment contains key ingredients Nystatin, Neomycin Sulfate, Thiostrepton and Triamcinolone Acetonide. Triamcinolone Acetonide is a corticosteroid that provides quick symptomatic relief when applied topically. Nystatin is an antifungal antibiotic that helps with the treatment of skin infections caused by Candida albicans, a type of skin fungus. Neomycin sulfate works as an antimicrobial agent against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Thiostrepton is an antibiotic that can fight against gram-positive organisms, including most that are resistant to other antibiotics. When combined, these ingredients help to prevent bacterial infections caused by certain organisms.
Nystatin, neomycin sulfate, thiostrepton and triamcinolone acetonide ointment is particularly useful inthe treatment of acute and chronic otitis of varied etiologies, in interdigital cysts in cats and dogs, and inanal gland infections in dogs. The preparation is also indicated in the management of dermatologicdisorders characterized by inflammation and dry or exudative dermatitis, particularly those caused,complicated, or threatened by bacterial or candidal (Candida albicans) infections. It is also of value ineczematous dermatitis; contact dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis; and as an adjunct in the treatment ofdermatitis due to parasitic infestation.
Frequency of administration is dependent on the severity of the condition. For mild inflammations, application may range from once daily to once a week; for severe conditions Dermalone Ointment may be applied as often as two to three times daily, if necessary. Frequency of treatment may be decreased as improvement occurs. Wear gloves during the administration of the ointment or wash hands immediately after application.
Before instilling any medication into the ear, examine the external ear canal thoroughly to be certain the tympanic membrane is not ruptured in order to avoid the possibility of transmitting infection to the middle ear as well as damaging the cochlea or vestibular apparatus from prolonged contact. If hearing or vestibular dysfunction is noted during the course of treatment, discontinue the use of Dermalone Ointment.
Dermalone Ointment is not intended for the treatment of deep abscesses or deep-seated infections such as inflammation of the lymphatic vessels. Parenteral antibiotic therapy is indicated in these infections.
Dermalone Ointment has been extremely well tolerated. Cutaneous reactions attributable to its use have been rare. The occurrence of systemic reactions is rarely a problem with topical administration. There is some evidence that corticosteroids can be absorbed after topical application and cause systemic effects. Therefore, an animal receiving Dermalone Ointment therapy should be observed closely for signs such as polydipsia, polyuria, and increased body weight gain. Dermalone Ointment is not generally recommended for the treatment of deep or puncture wounds or serious burns. Sensitivity to neomycin may occur. If redness, irritation or swelling persists or increases, discontinue use. Do not use if pus is present since the drug may allow the infection to spread. Avoid ingestion. Oral or parenteral use of corticosteroids (depending on dose, duration of use, and specific steroid) may result in the inhibition of endogenous steroid production following drug withdrawal.
Store at room temperature.