Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Capsules (Compounded) Rx

Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Capsules (Compounded) Rx

We're sorry, this product is no longer available.

Due to drug supply issues, we are no longer able to compound diethylstilbestrol capsules. Please contact your veterinarian for information on other suppliers or alternative medications for your dog.

Diethylstilbesterol (DES) Capsules (Compounded) for Dogs


Most compounded capsules expire 20 weeks from the date prepared.  Please be advised that VetRxDirect may limit the number of capsules per order if prescribed beyond the 20 week expiration date. 

What are compounded diethylstilbestrol capsules:

Diethylstilbestrol, commonly abbreviated DES, is a medication used to treat estrogen responsive urinary incontinence (wetting themselves or inability to hold urine) in spayed female dogs. It is also used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy, BPH, which is an enlarged prostate in male dogs.

What else should you know about compounded diethylstilbestrol capsules:

Diethylstilbestrol capsules are compounded by VetRxDirect’s expert compounding staff. They are available in many dosage forms to tailor to your pet’s needs. The capsules need to be stored away from humidity, light, and heat.  It is important to order your refills a few days ahead of time because the product needs to be made for your pet. DES capsules have an expiration date of 20 weeks after they are made, so pay close attention to expiration dates on your label. Quantities and charges ordered exceeding the beyond use date will be adjusted to hopefully prevent your pet’s medication from expiring before they are finished.

What strengths of compounded diethylstilbestrol are available:

This particular product has the following strengths of diethylstilbestrol per capsule: 0.25 mg, 0.4 mg, 0.5 mg, 0.7 mg, 0.75 mg, 1 mg, 1.5 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, 4 mg, and 5 mg. You may also get other strengths if your veterinarian prescribes them and we will specially make them for  your pet. There are also some inactive ingredients contained in the capsule to make the formula complete.