According to Island Pharmacy - they use to compound a lot of interferon, but
no longer do it - it was not recommended to freeze the final dilution of
interferon, just keep it in the fridge, they always said it was good for 90
days that way. The dosage for cats is 30 IU a day. The compound you have
is made to have 1 ml equal 60 IU, so to get the correct daily dosage of 30
IU, you would use only .5 ml. Whether you use a protocol with a daily
dosage, or the 7 on 7 off protocol is a choice you have to make.
I don't know how your interferon is packaged, but if you do not need a
needle to withdraw it and can use just an oral syringe, I would Google for a
1 ml oral syringe with cap. Most of the syringes listed as oral syringes
will not accept a needle, so they are not dual purpose.
From: "Stacy Zacher" <stacy_zac...@yahoo.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:13 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Interferon
I received a bottle of interferon from my vet. He told me it was a 90 day
supply but it says discard after 30 days on the bottle. I know many posts
have said that you draw it up into syringes and then freeze and I know it
doesn't last long. I'm guessing I need to do that but my vet told me to
call the compounding pharmacy that diluted it and sent it and just make
The bottle says Interferon Alpha 2B 60 IU/ML 45 ML give .5 ML by mouth
once daily. I thought I had read most people are giving 1 ML daily or 7
on 7 off? This came from US Compounding with an address in Conway AZ. I
didn't get much instruction with the bottle!
So I am wondering about freezing and then do you know of any economic
sites where I can buy the 1 ML syringes in a box off 100 and the syringe
caps? I am also looking for empty small gelcaps.
Stacy and Spanky
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