Cornell University Hospital for Animals


Hospital Services

Compounded Preparations

Many medications used in the world of human treatment are also used to treat our pets and other animals. Unfortunately, however, medications do not work with a one-size-fits-all approach. Across all species, animal pharmacology requires the use of a wide variety of dosing approaches for most medications.

The Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) Pharmacy compounds a large variety of medications to meet the specialized needs of your animal. Below, you can find a listing of compounded medications which the CUHA Veterinarians tend to typically rely upon and that are available at the CUHA Pharmacy. The integrity and stability of all of our compound formulas have been thoroughly researched and are referenced by standard pharmaceutical compounding texts such as Trissel's Stability of Compounded Formulations and The International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding.

Compounded Capsules

  • Acetylsalicylic Acid 1mg, 5mg, 10mg
  • Amlodipine 0.625mg
  • Atenolol 3.25mg, 6.25mg
  • Azathioprine 8mg, 10mg, 12.5mg
  • Benazepril 0.625mg, 1.5mg
  • Budesonide 1mg - compounded only upon special request; minimum 48 hour notice required
  • Clopidogrel 7.5mg — compounded only upon special request; minimum 48 hour notice required
  • Hydroxyurea 125mg
  • Lomustine 5mg
  • Methotrexate 0.13mg
  • Metronidazole 30mg
  • Mycophenolate 50mg
  • Phenoxybenzamine 2mg
  • Piroxicam 1.5mg, 2.5mg
  • Sotalol 20mg
  • Tylosin 50mg, 200mg
  • Ursodiol 30mg, 60mg, 100mg
  • Zinc Acetate 100mg (25mg Elem Zinc)

Compounded Suspensions

Drug/strengthShelf lifeComments
Note: All Suspensions must be shaken well prior to each use
Allopurinol 10mg/ml60 days
Amlodipine 1mg/ml
Amlodipine 2.5mg/ml
90 daysRefrigerate
Atenolol 2mg/ml90 daysRefrigerate
Azathioprine 10mg/ml60 daysProtect from light; wear gloves
Benazepril 2mg/ml30 daysRefrigerate
Buspirone 2.5mg/ml30 daysRefrigerate
Carprofen 25mg/ml14 days
Clomipramine 1mg/ml
Clomipramine 5mg/ml
30 daysRefrigerate; protect from light
Dapsone 2mg/ml90 daysRefrigerate; protect from light
Dexamethasone 0.5mg/ml
Dexamethasone 2mg/ml
90 daysProtect from extreme heat
Enalapril 1mg/ml60 daysProtect from extreme heat
Enrofloxacin 22.7mg/ml30 daysRefrigerate
Famotidine 5mg/ml
Famotidine 10mg/ml
90 days
Gabapentin 100mg/ml90 daysRefrigerate; protect from light
Ketoconazole 50mg/ml60 daysProtect from light
Methimazole 2.5mg/ml
Methimazole 5mg/ml
Methimazole 10mg/ml
30 daysRefrigerate; protect from light
Metronidazole 31.25mg/ml
Metronidazole 62.5mg/ml
60 days
Ondansetron 0.8mg/ml42 daysRefrigerate
Pentoxifylline 50mg/ml90 daysProtect from light
Phenobarbital 10mg/ml
Phenobarbital 20mg/ml
90 days
Prednisone 10mg/ml
60 days
Prednisolone 5mg/ml
Prednisolone 10mg/ml
60 days
Ranitidine 15mg/ml7 daysProtect from light
Rifampin 25mg/ml28 daysProtect from light; avoid excessive heat
Sildenafil 2.5mg/ml90 days
Sotalol 5mg/ml84 days
Spironolactone 25mg/ml60 days
Terbinafine 25mg/ml42 days
Terbutaline 1mg/ml55 daysRefrigerate; protect from light
Tramadol 10mg/ml
Tramadol 20mg/ml
Tramadol 50mg/ml
90 days
Trazodone 10mg/ml 30 days Refrigerate
Ursodiol 60mg/ml
Ursodiol 20mg/ml
30 days
Zonisamide 10mg/ml30 daysRefrigerate

Other Miscellaneous Compounds

Drug Product/Strength/SizeComments
Acetylcysteine 10% ophthalmic solutionRefrigerate; 60 day shelf life
Aluminium hydroxide 1g/Lactose 2.2g/per teaspoonful
Aminocaproic acid 167mg/ml in LixotinicRefrigerate; 60 day shelf life
Ammonium chloride 250mg/ml solution
Ammonium Molybdate 0.25% solution
Ammonium Molybdate 0.5% oral solution
Antacid:Diphenhydramine:Lidocaine 1:1:1 oral solution
Cefazolin 50mg/ml ophthalmic solution 10mlRefrigerate; 28 day shelf life
Cidofovir 0.5% ophthalmic solution 2.5ml
Cyclosporine 2% ophthalmic solution 10ml
EDTA disodium ophthalmic ointment 2% 10gm90 day shelf life
EDTA disodium ophthalmic solution 15ml90 day shelf life
Enrofloxacin apple flavor equine gel 100mg/ml84 day shelf life
Gentamicin Forte 9mg/ml ophthalmic solution 5ml
Gentamicin/Phenylephrine nasal solution 15ml 30 day shelf life
Interferon alpha-2b 50 units/ml solutionRefrigerate; 60 day shelf life
Interferon alpha-2b 30 units/ml oral solutionRefrigerate; 60 day shelf life
Interferon alpha-2b 100 units/ml oral solutionRefrigerate; 60 day shelf life
Itraconazole/DMSO 1.33% ophthalmic ointment 30gm6 month shelf life
Leuprolide acetate 100mcg/0.1ml depot injectionStored in deep freeze until use
Miconazole 1% otic solution 60ml
Omeprazole 2mg/ml in sodium bicarbonate solutionProtect from light; refrigerate; 45 day shelf life
Potassium Bromide 200mg/ml oral solution6 month shelf life
Tylosin 1gm/Lactose 2gm per teaspoonful
Tylosin 640mg/Dextrose 3.23gm per teaspoonful
Voriconazole 1% ophthalmic solution 20ml14 day shelf life