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Traditional medications don’t always provide the ideal solution for treating sores and wounds. Compounding medications offer a personalized and innovative approach to wound management.

What are Compounding Medications?

Compounding medications are customized medications created by a specialized pharmacist. Unlike mass-produced drugs, compounding pharmacists combine different FDA-approved ingredients in unique strengths and dosage forms to meet your specific needs. This means your pharmacist can address allergies, preferences, and sensitivities, ensuring the most effective treatment for your wound.

Bonus: Want to know more about compounding pharmacies? Check out this article from WebMD: What Is a Compounding Pharmacy?

The Role of Compounding in Wound Care

Chronic wounds that refuse to heal can lead to serious health complications. Compounded medications offer a lifeline by providing several benefits:

  • Enhanced Wound Healing: Compounding allows for mixing powerful ingredients like antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and growth factors specifically tailored to promote tissue regeneration and combat infection.
  • Pain Management: Wounds can be incredibly painful. Compounded medications often include topical anesthetics like lidocaine or tailored pain relief compounds to offer much-needed comfort.
  • Scar Reduction: Compounding pharmacists can incorporate ingredients that help reduce scarring, improving the appearance of healed wounds.

Innovative Compounded Dosage Forms

  • Puffers: Instead of messy ointments, puffers deliver a gentle, precise application of powdered or liquid medications. This is especially useful for delicate wounds or those in hard-to-reach areas.
  • Polyox Bandages: These customizable bandages form a protective barrier over wounds. Your compounding pharmacist can imbue Polyox with various medications, including pain relievers, antibiotics, and healing agents, making them versatile for both humans and animals.
  • Other Forms: Compounding enables the creation of creams, gels, solutions, and other forms to suit your unique needs and comfort preferences.

The Power of Personalization

Compounding pharmacies are transforming wound care. By working with your doctor and a compounding pharmacist, you can receive a custom-tailored medication designed to help your wounds finally heal correctly and with minimal discomfort.

Pharmacist’s Note: Before using compounded medications, consult with your doctor or pharmacist. If you have questions, contact us.