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Ordering with DV Medical Supply

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DV Medical Supply

For four decades, DV Medical Supply has served as an authorized drug and medical supply distributor. In addition, DV Medical Supply works with drug prescribers to help them utilize electronic services that streamline the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration process.

Doctors and other drug prescribers traditionally use DEA paper form 222 when they register as a Schedule I or Schedule II provider with dispensaries. Prescribers who wish to send only Schedule II electronic prescriptions through the DEA’s Controlled Substance Ordering System, however, have the option of submitting these authorizations without filing the paper form.

For doctors who have used only paper copies, the first part of the process involves applying for a digital certificate from the DEA. The approval process can take a month to six weeks.

Once approved, the prescriber will receive a copy of the new certificate. At that point, the prescriber can contact DV Medical Supply to receive login credentials and begin ordering.

FDA Approval for Generic Drugs

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Generic Drugs

An authorized distributor of generic drugs, DV Medical Supply, Inc., works closely with pharmaceutical companies and individuals in the medical profession. Family-owned and managed since 1977, DV Medical Supply delivers high quality generics with competitive product and shipping prices.

Defined as pharmaceutical compounds manufactured by third parties once the brand name patent expires, generic drugs are equivalent to the brand name compound in terms of dosage, potency, and safety. To apply for FDA approval for a generic drug, manufacturers must submit a document known as the Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA). Once the application is approved, manufacturers can begin producing the drug and selling it according to the guidelines put forth by the FDA.

New drugs must submit a New Drug Application (NDA) and complete several phases of animal and human studies before receiving FDA approval. Because generic drugs are bioequivalent to brand-name compounds, which have already completed clinical trials, they do not require the same level of rigor. The ANDA must only demonstrate that the generic compound is bioequivalent to the original, accomplished by measuring absorption of the compound in 24 to 36 healthy volunteers. This standard was codified in the 1984 Waxman-Hatch Act.

Hydroxyzine – How It Is Used for Animals

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From its Gardena, California, headquarters, DV Medical Supply, Inc., provides cost-effective pharmaceutical, surgical, and medical supplies on a wholesale basis. A featured product on the DV Medical Supply website, hydroxyzine is available in batches of 1,000 tablets ranging from 10- to 50-milligram doses.

An antihistamine, hydroxyzine is commonly prescribed in veterinary care for allergic reactions, including snake and insect bites, alopecia, and reactions to vaccinations. The drug helps with the reduction of nausea, inflammation, and anxiety in animals, in addition to being a sedative.

Hydroxyzine blocks H-1 receptors, which become widened when histamine attaches to them. This leads to itchiness, inflammation, and muscle contraction, the latter of which can cause breathing difficulties.

Typically prescribed for cats and dogs, hydroxyzine is sometimes branded as Atarax, Anxanil, or Vistaril and should be kept in a sealed container at room temperature. The drug should not be given to any pregnant or lactating animals.

The Uses of Metronidazole

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Established in 1978, DV Medical Supply is a family-owned and family-operated business that is helmed by Dr. Stephanie Ferguson and her husband Neal Hyams, the latter of which founded the company. Offering a wide range of pharmaceuticals to the medical and veterinary industries, including hard-to-find items and quality generics, DV Medical Supply operates from its base in Gardena, California. Among these products is metronidazole.

Used predominantly to treat infections, metronidazole belongs to the nitroimidazoles antibiotics class. Though not useful for viral infections, such as the flu or common cold, it can be used to treat protozoal and bacterial infections because it is capable of stopping growth in both cases. Further, it is commonly used to complement stomach ulcer medication.

Those prescribed the medication should inform their doctors immediately if they have liver disease, a blood disorder, nerve or seizure disorders, or a condition that affects either the stomach or intestines, as their dosages will need to be altered. While taking metronidazole, patients should avoid drinking alcohol, as doing so can cause side effects, such as nausea, faster heartbeats, and skin irritation.