Sep 5, 2013
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. This nice topical rub - avoids the oral, IM, SC, rectal routes of other anti-nauseants which can be unpleasant in nauseous patients|
|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 204-638-4602.
The Pharmacists of the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy