i'd call another pharmacist, actually, and ask.... or maybe look it up in the merck manual (human or vet....)?
On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 1:11 AM, Gloria B. Lane <gbl...@aristotle.net> wrote: > Hey Gary - OK - I'll have to see what I'm getting from the vet here, and > see if my freezing is at the right time. These figures were from Island > Pharm. But I usually don't mix again after the initial mixing. And I know > he gives me 1000 ml saline. > > Thanks for the insight - > > Gloria > > > > > On Jun 8, 2009, at 10:23 PM, gary wrote: > > Gloria, >> >> Slight math error, 3 million units cut with 1000 ml of saline gives you >> 3000 >> units per ml and this can be frozen indefinitely. You usually break that >> up >> into one ml containers and freeze. When you need one, thaw it out and cut >> with 100 ml of saline and that gives you 30 IU per ml. Island always said >> you shouldn't freeze it after the final dilution, but I don't know if that >> is true or not. >> >> Gary >> >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org >> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Gloria B. Lane >> Sent: Monday, June 08, 2009 9:20 PM >> To: email@example.com >> Subject: [Felvtalk] interferon alpha >> >> I haven't bought any interferon alpha in a while. The Island Pharmacy >> article on interferon alpha is here: >> http://www.islandpharmacy.com/site/1420401/page/769212 >> >> Somewhere I read and heard that it was ok to refreeze it, so have been >> doing that but the Island Pharmacy article says not to do that. >> >> I know that there are a lot of diverse "views" and not always "truths" >> known about oral low dose interferon alpha. When I've bought it >> locally, I get a vial which contains "3 million units per 0.5ml" . >> This is mixed in with 1000 ml sterile saline solution, and yields 30 >> units per ml. . So at this point, Island Pharmacy says not to >> refreeze it. >> >> Just wondering if anyone has any other opinions or info on it? >> >> Thanks! >> >> Gloria >> _______________________________________________ >> Felvtalk mailing list >> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Felvtalk mailing list >> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org >> > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > -- Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... MaryChristine Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org) Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team) _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org