Suspensions

When compounding a medication it is the solubility of drug that determines whether it is a suspension or a solution. If a drug is insoluble yet stable in a liquid, it can be compounded into a suspension. In a suspension, the drug is first coated, preventing it from adhering together, then it is added to the liquid. This process enables even dispersion of the drug throughout the entire volume and more accurate dosing. If a drug is soluble and stable in a liquid, it is compounded into a solution. Flavoring is then added to the final preparation making it palatable to the specific animal. BCP Veterinary Pharmacy has numerous flavors to please even the most finicky pets.

Some of the more popular medications that are available as suspensions are:

• cisapride • itraconazole • prednisolone/prednisone
• enrofloxacin • metronidazole

Some of the more popular solutions include:

• atenolol • methimazole • chlorpheniramine
• potassium bromide • amitriptyline • dexamethasone & more

Flavors:

*liver apple bubblegum
*beef cherry butterscotch
*chicken rasberry marshmallow
tuna watermelon caramel
banana tutti frutti peanut butter
orange strawberry chocolate
grape coconut flavorless

Shelf Life: *2months/6months, depending on the flavor.

Storage: Put in the refrigerator as soon as you receive it.

Administration: For oral use, product can be mixed with food.

Precautions:
• Suspensions should be shaken well before each use.
• Suspensions and solutions should be stored in the refrigerator
• Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Packaging: 30ml, 60ml, 120ml, 240ml and 480ml dispensing bottles with childproof cap. Non-childproof cap available upon request. Each prescription is supplied with a dosing syringe.

How to Order: All orders are per prescription. The veterinarian must call, fax or mail a prescription to BCP Veterinary Pharmacy.

Shipping: Suspensions and solutions are shipped overnight either to the veterinarian or directly to the pet owner.