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Q. My vet just prescribed optimmune...its a small tube for a fat price. Can I use a generic?

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

A. Yes there are generic versions of this drug available, with the active ingredient cyclosporine. You would have to inquire if your vet would prescribe these as a replacement. I do believe that the following companies may carry it:
1) Roadrunnerpharmacy.com
2) Westwoodpharmacy.com
Some vets are hesitant to fill outside source meds from places like Foster and Smith, but PetRx is often-times accepted because it is more reputable. Open up the discussion with your vet and I am sure you can get approval through one of the places mentioned above, if it comes out cheaper.


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