Intrasite Gel/Hydromorphone 1.67mg/7,5ml

Oct 3, 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:Intrasite Gel/Hydromorphone 1.67mg/7,5ml
What is in It:intrasite gel and hydromorphone injection
Indication:Painful wounds. Intrasite is a nice commerically available product that is touted as partially hydrolized. The manufacturer says that means it will add water to a dry wound and absorb water from a wet wound and provide a nice moist healing enviroment. The hydromorphone is for pain killing. Although we don't usually think of peripheral opioid receptors, they do exist and anecdotally topical opioids can work even in places where local anesthetics like lidocaine have failed.
How to Prescribe:Fill wound with gel 1 to 3 times per day.

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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