Nov 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||Vitamin suppositories|
|What is in It||Varies. For example we put Vitamin C, B1, B12 & Folic Acid into one supp and Vit A, D, & K into another.|
|Indication||Various. For example patient had bariatric surgery and wasn't absorbing vitamins orally. Patient decided wanted to try supps, and this route worked out well.|
|How to Prescribe||Depends on dose require but usually once or twice daily.|
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