Acyclovir 2%/Deoxy-D-glucose 0.2% lip balm

Mar 8, 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:Acyclovir 2%/Deoxy-D-glucose 0.2% lip balm
What is in It:The anti-virals acyclovir and deoxy-d-glucose
Indication:Cold sores. For the patient your aren't ready to give oral anti-virals to, but wants something stronger than the OTC's abreva or lipactin.
How to Prescribe:Apply to cold sore TID-QID until clear

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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