Sep 5, 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 NameABH PLO
What is in ItAtivan (lorazepam), Benadryl (diphenhydramine), Haldol (haloperidol)
IndicationNausea. This nice topical rub - avoids the oral, IM, SC, rectal routes of other anti-nauseants which can be unpleasant in nauseous patients
How to Prescribe1 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 204-638-4602.


The Pharmacists of the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy


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