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From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2007-05-07 15:54:18 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Fwd: Lupron Pricing

Besides the great difference caused by buying bulk and making up one's own Lupron
injections and other aspects already discussed there are two factors concerning the depots
themselves to consider:

1. How long the depot is for (i month, 4 month, etc.)
2. How much medication in weight is present because there are different concentrations

If people look at previous discussions of Lupron depot they will notice that there are
injections which contain more medication than others, not just longer lasting medication,
but more medicine itself (a greater weight of medicine within the injection)
by Dr. Jerry Murray


Lupron once a month vs. Lupron every 4 months. These are
the same drug. Just in different slow release version. The
4 month version is typically sold in 1mg and 2 mg sizes
for ferret use. That would be equal to 0.250mg monthly and
0.5mg monthly (1/4=0.250 and 2/4=0.500). The 0.250mg
=250mcg and 0.500mg=500mcg. Thus you have to compare
that actual amount of Lupron being used on a monthly basis
to compare the two. I personally use and like the once a
month version. That way the ferret is rechecked each month,
and any changes can be made if needed. Changes such as
increasing the amount of Lupron if needed, adding other
medicines such as melatonin, Propecia for prostate problems,
and Arimidex + Epogen for anemia problems.


and there are others.

Sukie (not a vet)

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