Septra suspension (compounded)

Oct 3, 2011

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:Septra suspension (compounded)
What is in It:sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim 40mg:8mg/ml
Indication:You have all used septra suspension at one time or another. The liquid form is especially useful in children. However, at the moment septra suspension is on long term back order. To help your patients, we have been compounding "septra" during its unavailability.
How to Prescribe:Dose varies as indicated by weight. Often dosed at 8-10mg trimethoprim/kg/day divided Q12H

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


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