Category: Dog

Treating Your Pet with Off-Label Medicine

Treating pets can get expensive. Vet visits aren’t cheap and neither is pet insurance, and that’s before factoring in the cost of any medicines prescribed. This has led to an increasing number of people who are facing economic hardship using drugs designed for people to treat their pets, as well as attempts at repurposing other medicine for various reasons.

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Of course, you should never give your pet any medicine without first consulting with a vet or trained professional and you should also never assume that because a drug is safe and effective in humans it will also work for pets. Sometimes, however, there are instances where a drug intended for a human condition can be utilized for other purposes; this type of use is known as ‘off-label’ use.

What Is ‘Off-Label Medicine’?

When a new drug is brought to market the pharmaceutical company behind it have a … Read More