Message Number: YG3630 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-05-16 17:13:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Lupron Depot (4 month)

Bruce Gaylord wrote:
> LupronĀ® is so new that no one yet knows the lowest dosage we can use to
> reverse all symptoms. The dosage I have found to be the most effective so
> far is 2000/mcg (2/mg) of the 4-month depot, or 500/mcg of the 1-month
> depot.
> <unsnip>

> My personal question is how many mg are in the 4 month Lupron? 8 mg total?
> or more? just curious.....
> Bruce

The dose Dr. Wiess recommends is 2mg of the 4 month depot. That's the
total. The pharmacy he recommends gets the 30 mg human size dose and
breaks it down into 15 2mg doses for ferrets. The "4 month depot" means
that it stays active in the ferret for 4 months. Actually, from what I
read, it's like 4 to 6 months.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde