Vitamin K 150 mcg #3 caps

Jun 7, 2012

Dear Doctors,

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:Vitamin K 150 mcg #3 caps
What is in It:Vitamin K
Indication:Patient was on warfarin and doctor was giving very small background dose of Vitamin K (150 mcg OD) to even out her INR swings. Another pharmacy was drawing up pre-filled syringes of Vitamin K for patient to take orally. However, patient going over US border and didn't want to take syringes. We compounded her Vitamin K into a capsule.
How to Prescribe:In this case it was Vitamin K 150 mcg OD

We hope that gives you some ideas about how we can help you help your patients! Any questions? Call us at 638-4602.

Thanks,
The Pharmacists of the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy

 


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