Dec 1, 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: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


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