- Customized capsules are available where an alternate strength is required or to omit certain ingredients like potential allergens or irritants, such as dyes, preservatives, or gluten.
- Multiple medications can be added into a single dosage or made into sustained-release capsules. This may be the process used to lessen the number of doses to be taken.
- For those who are not too keen on Gelatine capsules, there are options for Vegetarian capsules made from Cellulose.
Oral Liquid form :
- For those who find it hard to swallow tablets or capsules, the medication can be compounded as oral liquids
- Pleasant taste is a great advantage we offer within our compounding solutions. For those you cannot do with the regular taste of commercial medication, compounding offers customised solutions for flavours and taste.
Troches and Lollipops :
- Troches are a type of lozenge, generally placed between the cheek and gum until they are dissolved, and allows the medication to enter the bloodstream quickly and easily.
- Troches and lollipops are used to keep drugs in the mouth when local action is needed.
- Also, Troches may be chewed and swallowed by those who are not able to take in a capsule or tablet.
- These dosage forms can be enhanced with natural sweeteners and pleasant-tasting flavours, thus making them ideal for geriatric and paediatric patients.
Topical/Transdermal Preparations :
- Topical and transdermal methods of delivery, which include gels, creams, lotions, sprays, foam and stick applicators (such as lip balms) are another form of compounding medication. These allow the absorption of medicine directly through the skin, and may help avoid potential side effects such as stomach upset or drowsiness.
- These medications are often prescribed for pain management, inflammation, nausea/vomiting, and chronic illness.
- Topical/Transdermal preparations are fairly easy to use and are quite effective delivering the medication directly to the affected site.
- Those patients who cannot take medications orally are ideal candidates for compounded suppositories. Available in various shapes depending on the route of administration, suppositories can be given rectally, vaginally or via urethral.
- Unique designs such as the "rectal rocket" allow simultaneous internal and external medication administration.
- By melting or dissolving into the body cavity, they allow the medication to pass quickly into the bloodstream.
- They can be used for hormone replacement therapy (HRT), to fight nausea, or to treat local conditions such as haemorrhoids, infections, or inflammation.
Powder "Puffers" :
- Devices known as insufflators are used to apply an extremely fine dry powder to the nose, throat, ears or other body cavities, or topically for wounds.
- By squeezing a bulb, you can direct a powdered medication through a nozzle for direct application.
- Dry powder insufflators provide treatment quickly, and can minimize adverse reactions by releasing small, accurate dosages.
- They are often used in the treatment of earaches and are ideal for treating ear infections in pets.