| - Medication can
be compounded into individually customized capsule form
to provide an alternate strength, combine multiple medications
into a single dosage, or when a delayed-release formula
is in order.
- Lozenges or troches are a popular dosage
form used to keep drugs in the mouth when local action
is needed there. They also can be placed under the tongue
and allowed to dissolve so the medication enters the bloodstream
quickly and easily. Lozenges and troches can be enhanced
with natural sweeteners and pleasant-tasting flavors,
making them ideal for geriatric and pediatric patients.
– From newborns to seniors, many patients often
have a difficult time taking medicine. We offer a number
of dosage forms that allow medication to be more easily
• Medicated, flavored lollipops
• Frozen popsicles
• Chewable "gummy"
• Baby pacifiers
• Baby bottles
- Insufflators are used to apply an
extremely fine dry powder to the nose, throat, ears or
other body cavities, or topically for wounds. By squeezing
a bulb, a patient can direct a powdered medication through
a nozzle for direct application. Dry powder insufflators
offer rapid onset of treatment, and can minimize adverse
reactions by releasing small, accurate dosages. They are
often used in the treatment of earaches.
- Patients who cannot take medications orally are prime
candidates for compounded suppositories. Available in
various shapes depending on administration, suppositories
can be given rectally, vaginally or urethrally. By melting
or dissolving into the body cavity, they pass quickly
into the bloodstream. They can be used for delayed-release
medications, hormone replacement therapy, or to treat
local conditions such as nausea, hemorrhoids, infections
Suspensions - Many medications are not available in liquid
forms for those patients who have difficulty swallowing
tablets and capsules. Other patients may have problems
tolerating the taste of a commercially available liquid.
Through compounding, a pharmacist can make a naturally
sweetened, pleasant-tasting oral solution or suspension
that can be administered easily and accurately.
methods of delivery also are widely used to allow the
absorption of medicine directly through the skin. Frequently,
transdermal medications are prescribed for pain management,
inflammation and nausea/vomiting. In many cases, transdermals
are used to help avoid potential side effects such as
stomach upset or drowsiness.
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While taking medicine is rarely
a pleasurable experience, we can compound a prescription
in flavor that anyone can tolerate. Children will often
happily take their medication if it tastes good. Adults
battling a chronic illness who are particularly sensitive
to bitter or sweet flavors can more easily tolerate
flavors that are sour or salty. Each patient is unique
so we offer dozens of flavor options to suit every palette.
Giving an animal medication is difficult enough.
We can flavor the medication so the animal no longer
associates the medication as a foreign object, but thinks
it is food. Whether it be tuna pastes for cats, fish,
liver, beef, chicken, peanut butter, or liver flavor
for dogs, or grape or tutti-frutti flavored drops for
exotic birds- we have the flavor your pet will love.
Ask your physician or vet about flavored medications.
There's no guarantee we can make taking medicine fun,
but we can make it taste better.