In most hospice environments a patient’s drugs are ordered from remote pharmaceutical suppliers with whom the hospice center has contracts. However, at times, hospice patients’ medication needs are not met by this system. In such a case, it may be the right time to call Peninsula Compounding. Compounding pharmacies like Peninsula Compounding can assist in the rapid relief of a patient’s pain and discomfort.
Since not every manufactured drug or dosage form is suitable for every patient, especially those that have become frail and weak, a compounding pharmacist should be one of the most vital members of the hospice team. Here’s how we can help
Peninsula Compounding can customize a prescription to the precise dosage the patient requires, even if it is not a standard dose that’s widely available. We’ve found that in hospice, commercially available drug strengths may not be sufficient to address a patient’s pain issues. At Peninsula Compounding, we can prepare the precise dose that a patient requires to remain pain-free and comfortable.
Multiple Medications Into A Single Dosage
Since many hospice patients take more than one medication, we can usually combine them into a single dosage. This simplifies medication tracking for staff and eases stress for patients.
Peninsula Compounding offers prescription forms that are easier to tolerate by patients who are in hospice care, such as transdermal pain creams or gels, lollipops, liquids, and more. These unique forms help patients who find it difficult or impossible to swallow normal pills.
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Don’t be Afraid to Ask!
If you believe you or a loved one could benefit from a custom compounded solution, start a conversation with your prescriber. Together you and your prescribing clinician can address the options and decide the best course for you. If you need a referral to a prescriber, please contact us, we are here to assist in advocating for your health.
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