Apomorphine

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  1. ChargerSRT

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    Why would a veterinarian ask a pharmacist to purchase apomorphine for him? Can't he purchase it himself for his office use? I have a faint memory while studying for pharmacy boards that apomorphine is for vet use only and I don't think I can even sell it to him. I tried searching for my answer, but I come up empty.

    Any help? Thanks. Scott
     
  2. alliecat44

    alliecat44 KSU CVM Class of '11
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    To my knowledge, it's been off the market for years. Veterinarians have had to have it compounded for years. :) Don't know why that is, but some vets have a realllly hard time getting ahold of it! I believe they usually have to use compounding pharmacies and not traditional pharmacies.

    Definitely not something I would be "suspicious" of a vet requesting, if that's why you thought of it. :)
     
  3. Bill59

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    Injectable apomorphine is still about the best way to induce vomiting in dogs. But most veterinary drug distributors don't carry it any more.
     
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    this just seems like a thread in which the -> :barf: emoticon ought to appear!!! :)



    (Sorry, :hijacked: )
     
  5. CookieBear

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    Yeah, I always ordered small soft capsules of it from a reputable compounding pharmacy. (I believe they were capsules, if I'm remembering correctly).

    Since I was ordering from California, I think I also recall that Apomorphine is considered Controlled in the state of CA. I don't remember if I did it to humor the compounding pharmacist, or if there was legit legal reason/implications, but I kept the stuff in the locked Controlled drug cabinet.
     

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