Many medications such as metronidazole, maropitant, clopidogrel, and tylosin are very bitter-tasting; causing pets to foam at the mouth, clench their jaws, and refuse to take their medications. Capsules are flavorless and mask the taste of the medication they hold. They can be easier for pets to swallow as they are slicker and generally smaller than manufactured tablets.
We compound capsules with the highest-grade bulk chemicals available. The potency of each compounded capsule is verified through weight and yield checks before it is dispensed.
Our capsules are custom compounded based on the medication and dosing needs of individual patients. Capsule sizes range from 000 to 4 – largest to smallest. The smallest capsule (size 4 ≈ 1.5 cm) holds up to 150 mg depending on active ingredient. Multiple medications can be combined within a single capsule to ease owner compliance when patients with chronic conditions have complicated dosing schedules. Colored capsule options are also available to help pet owners differentiate between different medications.
Our pharmacy team can help you to determine which drugs are compatible in capsule combinations if you’d like to explore this treatment option.