Anybody using BCP?

Discussion in 'Prozinc / PZI' started by Marsha & Tibby, Oct 5, 2017.

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  1. Marsha & Tibby

    Marsha & Tibby Member

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    Is anybody using BCP bovine PZI insulin? I called the place in Texas, but they won't tell me the price. I have to have my vet send a prescription. I'd like some ballpark numbers before I bother the vet.

    My first diabetic cat got bovine PZI from Eli Lilly, and that stuff was great - just one shot a day. Then they stopped making it, but after a while a company in the UK began making it. Too many hoops to jump through for that, but now it's finally been approved in the US. I have a feeling, though..."If you have to ask, you can't afford it."
     
  2. W.K.

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  3. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

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    Are you no longer using Lantus or trying to switch? If I recall, the only PZI user's I've seen on here are in the U.K. Members in the U.S. can get Prozinc though.
     
  4. Bernie

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    My cat was on PZI Bovine U40 insulin compounded by BCP Pharmacy in Houston, Texas. The pharmacy also compounds U100. A vile of U40 was less than $55.00, the directions will say to discard 28 days after first puncture, however I always used until empty, sometimes as long as 90 days without loss of potency. Since this insulin is just one ammino acid away from what a cat normally produces it worked great, IMHO.
     
  5. Marsha & Tibby

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    How many injections per day? My first diabetic cat only needed 1 injection per day of the original PZI bovine back in 1992-1995, before Eli Lilly discontinued their animal-source insulins.
     
  6. Marsha & Tibby

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    Tibby is still on Lantus, but I'm having a terrible time with it. My eyesight and hand/eye coordination plus the equipment and tiny tiny doses are just not working out (yes I have the syringes with half-unit markings). Sometimes I can't even tell if there really is insulin in the syringe, or just air. Even going under a half unit can cause him to rebound. But his BG goes up if he doesn't get any insulin at all.
     
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