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Pets - Transdermal Gels

Your veterinarian has prescribed your pet’s medication in a transdermal gel. This form allows the medicine to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin of your pet’s ear. Please follow the directions below. If you have any questions, please contact the pharmacy at (303) 237-4478.


1. Wear gloves when applying the transdermal gel.
2. Push the prescribed amount of medication out of the applicator onto your fingers.
3. Rub the medication into the front of your pet’s ear. Apply where there is the least amount of fur. You may apply to one or both ears. (The gel can be applied to any
skin with little or no fur.)
4. Rub the gel in well (like you would hand lotion)
5. Remove gloves, and wash hands.
6. There may or may not be a thin film of powder left after the gel dries. This depends on the medication that is prescribed. If there is a thin film, it may be
wiped off with a wet paper towel before the next application.

For storage information, review the labels on your prescription or call the pharmacy.  If you have any questions or would like to review the directions with the pharmacist, please contact the pharmacy. We will gladly assist you.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist

Using pet medications should be painless and easy. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or are having trouble using the gel properly. Discontinue use and check with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any redness, itching, swelling, or other side effects not present before you started using this medicine.

Question: What should I do if I miss a dose?
Answer: If you miss a dose, apply the missed dose as soon as possible. If your next dose is less than 4 hours away, then skip the missed dose and simply apply the next dose at the time that corresponds to the dosing regimen on your prescription label.

Question: What if my child or myself is exposed to my pets medication?
Answer: If a child comes into direct contact with the gel or with the area the gel was applied, wash the child’s skin with soap and water as soon as possible. Severity depends on the medication. Contact the child’s healthcare professional, poison control, your veterinarian or pharmacist with questions. 

Helpful Tips

  1. Allow the cream time to dry, about 10-20 minutes
  2. To ensure maximum absorption and effectiveness you should wait at least two hours before allowing pet to play/bathe in water (if applicable)
  3. Rotate application sites with each application. Do not repeatedly apply the medication to the same area (ie. if being applied to ears, alternate sides)
  4. How to use the syringe: If you have a 3 ml syringe and the prescription is written to apply 0.1 ml, then you would push the plunger of a full 3 ml syringe until it reaches the 2.9 ml mark – indicating 0.1 ml has been dispensed.    If you have a microclicker pen and need to dispense 0.1ml, please refer to the instructions to dispense 2 clicks of 0.05 ml each. Each dispensing device is unique; if you have questions please contact the pharmacy. 
  5. Store this medication in a closed container, away from heat, moisture, and direct light and out of reach of small children and animals. 

We can ensure your next medication is compounded with the same quality and care as this one.
When you approach the end of your compounded cream call:
 Coast to Coast Compounding (303-237-4478)
*Please allow 24-48hr to prepare your cream*

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