Sugar Paste Dressing

Sep 14, 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:Sugar Paste Dressing
What is in It:table sugar, icing sugar and strong hydrogen peroxide
Indication:Full kudo's to Dr. Kish. He asked us to make this one after some research. It looks like play dough and can be molded into an exudating wound. Just like jam is self preserving due to high sugar content, the paste retards microbial growth. It can also aborb a lot of exudate.
How to Prescribe:Start with applying it to wound every 3 days with occlusive dressing. Then adjust to how much exudate and how well the healing is going.

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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