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

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.

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

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