Vitamin suppositories

Nov 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 NameVitamin suppositories
What is in ItVaries. For example we put Vitamin C, B1, B12 & Folic Acid into one supp and Vit A, D, & K into another.
IndicationVarious. For example patient had bariatric surgery and wasn't absorbing vitamins orally. Patient decided wanted to try supps, and this route worked out well.
How to PrescribeDepends on dose require but usually once or twice daily.

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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