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.
Vetericyn Plus® Feline Antimicrobial Facial Therapy helps management of common feline issues around the face, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and chin. The liquid formula won’t sting or burn and helps clean, soothe,and prevent potential infection. It’s completely safe if licked or ingested and is antibiotic and steroid-free!
Hypochlorous Acid (0.009%)
Electrolyzed Water, Sodium Chloride, Phosphates, Sodium Hypochlorite
Wounds & skin irritations: Saturate affected area, flushing away any foreign material. Repeat 3-4 times daily until condition is no longer visible. No rinsing necessary.
Eyes: flush eyes gently with product. Repeat 3-4 times daily until condition is no longer visible. For daily maintenance, flush eyes once per day or as needed. Use with a damaged cornea should be under veterinarian supervision.
Ears: saturate affected area on or in ear with product. Repeat 3-4 times daily until condition is no longer visible. For daily maintenance, apply to ear with a massaging action once per day or as needed. Not intented for inner ear infections.
Nose & mouth: saturate affected area or saturate a cotton pad with product and gently wipe affected area. For daily maintenance and to help clean and reduce tear staining, wipe eyes and nose once per day or as needed.
What is the active ingredient in Vetericyn Plus® Veterinary Formula (VF)?
The active ingredient in Vetericyn Plus is hypochlorous acid. NaOCL is an oxidizer, and in its sodium salt form sodium hypochlorite (HOCl), or in its calcium salt form calcium hypochlorite (Ca(ClO)2), can be used as a bleach.
Vetericyn Plus is manufactured by generating an electrolyte intermediate based on an electrochemical process called electrolysis and formulating the intermediate into the finished product. The basic principle of electrolysis is well established. However, the automation effort to scale up the electrolysis to a well-controlled, commercial manufacturing process is highly complex. A multi-chamber flow system with sophisticated hardware and software design is required. The system is operated by highly trained Innovacyn staff under a cGMP environment. The formulation compounding step is similar to a pharmaceutical manufacturing process. In-process quality control and finished product testing of every production batch assures that high quality standards are met for Vetericyn Plus VF.
The active ingredient in Vetericyn Plus is hypochlorous acid. NaOCL is an oxidizer, and in its sodium salt form sodium hypochlorite (HOCl), or in its calcium salt form calcium hypochlorite (Ca(ClO)2), can be used as a bleach. Chemical formulas are HOCl and NaOCL respectively. The pH of bleach is 11-13 whereas the pH of Vetericyn Plus VF is 6.5-6.8. This difference is very important in safety and non-cytotoxicity. Although both are oxychlorine compounds, the single change in formula makes a big difference in activity. It is similar to what happens when you take carbon dioxide (CO2) and remove one oxygen molecule, (CO) carbon monoxide.
Hypochlorous acid is very pH-dependent, so to keep the safety and effectiveness, Vetericyn Plus VF is produced and maintained in a pH range of 6.5-6.8.
Because veterinarians see more severe problems, the Vetericyn Plus VF products contain a higher concentration of HOCl which provides effectiveness when exposed to higher organic load and bioburden.
Effectiveness and safety! Many studies have shown the antimicrobial effectiveness of HOCl and one of the impressive attributes is the quick kill time. Not only is it safe if licked or ingested but it is also non-cytotoxic, so it does not damage healthy tissue or slow down healing.
The Vetericyn Plus VF liquid formula is optimal for cleansing, flushing, and debriding wounds. It should be used at the initial presentation to thoroughly clean the area and set the stage for the best outcome. Once the wound is clean the liquid can be used to moisten dressings and to continue cleaning the wound as needed. Use of the liquid should be continued for a highly exudative wound. For wounds that require more moisture the hydrogel is optimal, as it donates moisture to tissue and can be used with or without a bandage. The hydrogel is also beneficial for many skin issues as it provides a longer adherence and offers some protection from environmental factors.
Vetericyn Plus VF products can be used several times a day or at each dressing change.
Components in Vetericyn Plus VF do not have a known history of contraindications. Scientific studies have been conducted to verify the safety and compatibility of Vetericyn Plus VF with common advanced wound care products and modalities.
There have not been reported issues with the use of Vetericyn Plus VF on patients of any age or health status.
There have not been any reported issues with the use of Vetericyn Plus VF on pregnant or breeding animals.
Vetericyn Plus VF is safe for the animal, user and the environment. No special handling or disposal considerations are required.