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From: "Joan"
Date: 2011-04-07 14:30:05 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: How to safely give SAM-e in a pill form

Mary Jo, Call that Vet back and ask what the med IS soluble in- Not all meds are soluble in water, or ferretone.
If it needs compounding, It needs to be mixed by a professional so that the medicine can and does get into her in the right measure.
Your prescribing Dr should have told you this- GRRR!

[People too often forget how very, very much
they are expecting their vets to remember
that for humans is done by multiple professionals:
diagnostics, infectious disease management,
nutrition, surgery, medications, herbal and
alternative meds, medication preparation, imaging,
testing, and more -- and every one of those
for multiple species.

It may be that this medication should NOT
be dissolved or suspended in water. In fact,
it might be that it should not be in fluid at all.
The problems appear to be:
1. That it is an irritating medication
2. That if it does not stay intact till
enough of it reaches the small intestine
rather than just the stomach then it might
not work.

Read this:

and pass it on for discussion with the treating
vet as well as with a compounding pharmacist.
If ferret digestion is fast enough then the trick
might be to give it in a digestible gel like Ferretone,
which is what was settled on for a different drug with
the same needs by one of the developing scientists
when we had to use a different med with the same
needs years ago. (Yes, I called the company since
it was an unusual drug to try in a ferret and got one
of the developing scientists to brain storm the option
with me.)

-- Moderator (SC)]


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