Tacrolimus is a medications used to treat dry eye in dogs and cats or KCS. Compounding is beneficial in instances where a specific dosage is unavailable or in different forms to make it easier to dose your pet. Tacrolimus Compounded requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Dogs & Cats
Tacrolimus treats dry eye in dogs and cats by stimulating tear production in the eye.
Be sure to review with your veterinarian any medications or supplements your pet may be receiving.
Should you miss a dose, give to your pet as soon as you remember. Do not give your pet a double dose.
Store this product at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.
A compounded medication is the creation of a particular medication to fit the unique needs of a patient, including changing the form of the medication (e.g., from a solid pill to a liquid) for a variety reasons (e.g., to make it easier to take, to avoid a non-essential ingredient, to obtain the exact dose needed, adding favorite flavors).
If you are having difficulty giving your pet prescribed medication or need to find a discontinued medication, 1-800-PetMeds offers compounding services on select medications. We can prepare the following: (1) custom strength quantities of a medication (as capsules, liquid, chewable tablets, or transdermal (absorbed through the skin); (2) dosage forms to mask bitter or unpleasant taste (such as capsules or chewable tablets that can also be flavored); (3) dosage forms to make it easier to dose your pet such as a transdermal or liquid (that can also be flavored); and (4) discontinued products such as cisapride or DES.