Whether you are a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, we can help keep you on top of your game! Our compounding pharmacy customized medications for problems that are often unresponsive to conventional therapy, such as:
- Athletes Foot
- Excessive Perspiration
- Fungal Infections
- Muscle aches
- Acute or Chronic Pain
Medications which relieve pain and inflammation often have side effects, such as drowsiness, that are especially problematic for an athlete. We can compound medications in topical dosage forms using special bases (creams and gels) that are absorbed through the skin and provide relief directly at the application site while reducing undesirable effects such as drowsiness that can hamper your performance.
Do you ache after the game? We can compound pregame rubs that contain anti-spasmodic drugs and moisturizers that can improve healing. For catchers and others who are often in a squatting position, hemorrhoids can be an uncomfortable problem. Ask us about “rectal rockets” which are great for the treatment of hemorrhoids!
Proper nutrition is essential for energy, stamina, optimal performance, and wound healing and while there are many references regarding the value of certain supplements, the choice of formulation is equally important and often not addressed. We carefully select the finest quality vitamins, minerals, and supplements for our patients.
Don’t let a sports injury or problem sideline you! Bring us your medication problems and let us put you on track to a healthier life.
- Have difficulty “coaxing” your pet to take his medicine?
- Need a medication that is not available in the strength, flavor or size that is best for your pet?
- Dream about a unique delivery system (one that allows you to avoid teeth and claws!)?
Humans aren’t the only ones who have unique medication needs; we compound for pets as well! Veterinary compounding is a very specialized field requiring extensive training, equipment, and chemicals not found in traditional pharmacies. Our advanced training enables us to provide solutions to difficult animal medication problems.
When your pet enjoys the taste of his medication, that solves many battles. We flavor medicines that are appealing to animals such as fish or tuna flavor for cats, beef or liver for dogs, tutti fruitti for birds, banana for exotics. We can combine several medications into a single convenient preparation. We can also prepare the medication in a different form such as a transdermal gel that can easily be rubbed into the inside of your pet’s ear. This is a great option for animals that should not be stressed and owners who don’t like to be bandaged! Sometimes a novel delivery system like accordion-like puffers for applying powder to difficult-to-reach areas or dauber bottles for painting medication on a hoof is required. We are trained to think outside the box, and so have many unique solutions to offer.
Sometimes a medicine is discontinued or unavailable in the strength or dose that is best for your particular animal. We can solve those problems as well! Using the finest chemicals and special compounding equipment, we can prepare a medication in just the right strength, size and form for your pet.
We will work in conjunction with your veterinarian to expand the available treatment options for all your furry and feathered friends.
Palliative care is treatment provided to patients who have chronic disease (such as COPD) or terminal illness (such as cancer) and is intended to improve the quality of life, but not cure the disease. This treatment is best provided by a team of specialists that may include doctors, nurses, social workers, clergy, nutritionists and pharmacists. As a compounding pharmacy, we have resources not available at traditional pharmacies, so we’re not limited to a one-size-fits-all solution.
It is important to customize treatment for each patient since diseases vary and patient response to treatments varies. Palliative care aims to relieve and manage symptoms such as nausea & vomiting, pain, dry mouth & stomatitis, wound care, fatigue, loss of appetite, radiation mucositis, constipation and shortness of breath without causing unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, GI upset and constipation.
Here are some examples of what we can do:
If a patient is unable to swallow medications or is nauseous, we can compound the needed medication into a different dosage form such as a transdermal gel that allows medication to be absorbed through the skin, suppository, troche that is placed between the cheek and gum and absorbed through the blood vessels under the tongue, lozenge, lollipop, or freezer pop.
When a medication is only commercially available in an oral or injectable form, we can often compound the medicine in an alternate dosage form such as a transdermal gel, which can avoid the need for an IV or injections.
We can combine compatible drugs into a single dosage form to make it simpler and easier to manage medications.
Pressure sores (decubitus ulcers) can be very difficult to manage. We will work with your doctor to prepare the best formulation for you, to relieve pain and speed healing.
When a patient is unable to tolerate the taste of a medication, we can flavor oral preparations specifically for each patient. Coffee, root beer, watermelon, and margarita are just a few of the choices!
If a patient is suffering from dry mouth (common after head and/or neck radiation), or has mouth tenderness or infections, we can compound medicated dosage forms which may enable the patient to enjoy eating again.
Wound odor can be extremely embarrassing for patients. We can compound topical preparations to eliminate odor.
We know that life can be very challenging for those suffering from chronic illness and their families and caregivers, but adding the resources of our compounding pharmacy to your arsenal opens a whole new world of treatment options allowing the patient to live life more comfortably. Ask us about becoming a member of your Palliative Treatment Team.