Liquid Glipizide???

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Jen & Squeak, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Jen & Squeak

    Jen & Squeak Well-Known Member

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    I am giving some advice to a friend of a friend, whose cat has just been diagnosed with diabetes. Her vet has suggested a liquid diabetes med that he has said has a 1 in 3 chance of working...sounds like glipizide to me but I've never heard of it being administered in liquid form. Any thoughts? I just realized I should have just googled the glipizide webpage but now I've started this I think I'll leave it here...sorry!
     
  2. Lisa dvm

    Lisa dvm Member

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    Hi Jen,

    I am assuming that they are just taking the raw material and compounding it into a liquid just as other meds are compounded into flavored liquids when the manufacturer only makes pills.

    Of course I know that you are doing your best to drag your friend to a proper treatment of her cat with insulin.
     
  3. Jen & Squeak

    Jen & Squeak Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I figured something like that. I told her that if she's paying for meds she might as well pay for insulin, and also that the cat should have antibiotics sooner rather than later :) I just have to remember how tough it was for me to know what to do when Squeak was diagnosed :)

    I have given her links to various FDMB pages and she's done some reading, so that is good!
     
  4. Karen and Flo

    Karen and Flo Member

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    You might want to advise her of the Lantus coupon just in case. There are still a couple hours left, depending on where she is located.
     

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