Dec 1, 2011
At the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy, we want to help you help your patients. One way we can help you is through compounding. Compounding is when a pharmacist modifies or mixes a medication for a specific patient with a prescription from that patients prescriber. Common reasons to compound a medication are to get a non-commercially available dose, to get a medication into a patient by a different route or to re-create a medication that is temporarily or permanently off the market. Here is our suggestion this month:
|Compound Name:||ABH PLO|
|What is in It:||Ativan (lorazepam), Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Haldol (haloperidol)|
|Indication:||Nausea - topical rub - avoids oral, IM, SC, rectal routes|
|How to Prescribe:||1 mL topically TID prn. Pick an area of the skin that is thin with lots of blood flow. Wrist and neck are good choices|
We hope that gives you some ideas about how we can help you help your patients! Any questions? Call us at 638-4602.
The Pharmacists of the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy