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Compounding pharmacy - source for chloroquine

Discussion in 'Hospital time' started by billw, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

  2. Jilnifer

    Jilnifer President Staff Member

    This is something everyone should definitely have on hand. Its supposed to be safer but hard to get. Would this be something we could get for the club to have on hand? I'm not sure if a vet here in Lexington would write a prescription or not. With a shelf life of 3 years though, I think it would be worth looking at the possibility.
     
  3. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

    I'm not sure of the legality considering it is a prescription drug.
     
  4. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

    I received a quote from them today:
    ==============================
    Hello William,

    Thank you for your price quote inquiry.

    Diamondback Drugs compounds this medication as CHLOROQUINE PHOSPHATE POWDER, 50grams will cost $33.95.

    To order this medication, please have your veterinarian call, fax or email the pharmacy at the contact information provided below.

    Thank you!

    Diamondback Drugs
    Phone: 1-866-646-2223
    Fax: 1-866-646-2235
    Email: pharmacist@diamondbackdrugs.com

    ===========================

    This is a very good price. 50 gms will treat 1250 gallons. That's a lot of 20 gallon quarantine tanks!
     
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  5. kerstin

    kerstin Secretary Staff Member

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  6. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

    I have found that this is a popular treatment in the public aquaria sector. I find it interesting that you rarely hear of it. I guess the availability is the issue. Here is another source of information on its use.

    http://www.reef2reef.com/threads/chloroquine-phosphate.192309/

    I've begun experimenting with it and it seems much better than any copper compound. The trick is finding a vet to write a prescription. With this pharmacy as a reference, it may add more legitimacy to the request.
     
  7. Jilnifer

    Jilnifer President Staff Member

    That might do it. I have called several vet clinics to ask about this medicine. No one was willing to write a prescription. The next time I take the dog in I may take the article and see if it gets me any where.
     
  8. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

    Also point to the vet pharmacy and the text of my quote. That may help.
    I wouldn't mind getting 50 gms.


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  9. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

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  10. Jilnifer

    Jilnifer President Staff Member

    Best news! My vet says he would be glad to work with me to get chloroquine. Woohoo!
     
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  11. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

    Nice! Theraputic dosage is 40 mg/gal. The above quoted purchase would cover you for a lifetime (that is, 3 years which is the shelflife of chloroquine :) ).
     
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  12. bkpky

    bkpky Club Member

    I have not had a hard time sourcing this. I just bypassed small animal vets. I have several contacts that are horse vets and 2 of the 3 I have talked to is more than happy to help. I'm going to get 25 grams as they did say the shelf life is not 3 years...
     
  13. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

    Who says the shelflife isn't 3 years?
     
  14. bkpky

    bkpky Club Member

    The compounding pharmacist at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute! While this is something they do not compound locally as its not used (I imagine) in the equine industry, I would rather reorder when I am out then leave it sitting for a log time. Like I said, I have two different large animal vets I know that has been willing to help as I need. Not to mention, one of my neighbors who is an equine vet that I didn't even get around to asking yet!
     
  15. billw

    billw Treasurer Staff Member

    The reason I asked was Diamondback supplied a "dispose of date" that is different (and a much shorter time period) than the shelflife on my prescription. They told me they were required to supply that date and didn't dispute the shelf life figure. I should have asked but I assume it has to do with the period in which the prescription is valid. If you notice on any medications you have both # of refills and a time limit specified to get those refills.

    I do agree. If you have a ready source, I'd do the same.
     

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