Tetracaine 0.5% Sorbitol Lollipop

Feb 12, 2013

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:Tetracaine 0.5% Sorbitol Lollipop
What is in It:40 mg of tetracaine per lollipop
Indication:Mouth pain. Consider especially for chemotherapy induced mouth pain/sores or dental pain.
How to Prescribe:Suck on 1 lollipop as needed for mouth pain/sores. Max 1 lollipop 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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