Right now, compounding pharmacies can make a great number of drugs into an “ear gel” which is much easier to administer than pills or liquid. The proposed FDA ruling states that compounding pharmacies can only use crushed up pills or capsules to make these drugs and not pure chemicals.
To make these transdermal gels from pills may prove to be difficult as pills contain dyes and fillers. The dosing may not be as accurate. Also, the price is likely to go up as well.
Does your pet take a transdermal gel medication? I’d love to hear your comments on what you think of this news story.