Prescribing Compounds

Have you ever had a patient who had difficulty taking the medication prescribed to treat his or her ailments? A rather familiar challenge, patient non-compliance can result in a less effective treatment, which should never be the case. Since your patient’s health and well-being is a top priority, prescribing a compounded solution—specifically tailored to your patient’s health needs and preferences—is the answer.

Common reasons for patient non-compliance often include:

  • Stomach upset when using oral medications
  • Reluctance to take medication due to its taste
  • Issues with the administration of medication, such as difficulty swallowing pills
  • The need for a different dose of medication than what’s available from the manufacturer
  • Difficulty keeping track of multiple medications
  • Patients who are reluctant to take medications at all, especially children or pets

A compounding pharmacist can often provide effective solutions for challenges such as those listed above. Working closely with the patient and the prescriber, the age-old practice of compounding provides pharmacists with the means to customize medication to meet the individual needs of each unique patient. Rather than being mass produced, compounded medications are made with care “from scratch.” Individual ingredients are fused together in the exact strength and dosage form that is required by the patient.

Compounding For Life’s Problems


  • Rectal Rockets:

Lidocaine 2%/Hydrocortisone 2%

Lidocaine 1%/Hydrocortisone 2%

  • Diltiazem 2% Ointment
  • Diltiazem 2%/Lidocaine 2% Ointment

Anal Fissures

  • Nitroglycerine 0.2%/Misoprostol 0.002%
  • Nifendipine 0.2% Ointment
  • Diltiazem 2% Ointment

Pain Management

  • Kip Gel (Ketoprofen 10%/Ibuprofen 10%/Piroxicam 2% in Lipoderm)
  • Arizona Gel (Gabatentin 5%/ Ketamine 10%/Lidocaine 5%/Ketoprofen 10%/ Baclofen 4%/Clonidine 0.2%/ DMSO 5% in Lipoderm)

Arthritis Disorders

  • Indomethacin 7.5% /Lidocaine 2.5%/Prolicaine 2.5%/Bupivacaine 2.5%
  • Lipoderm Cream
  • Diclofenac 1.5%/DMSO       4%

Nerve Pain

  • Gabapentin 6% Lipoderm Cream
  • Gabapentin 15%/Ketoprofen 5%/Lidocaine 10% Lipoderm Cream
  • Clonidine 0.2%/Gabapentin 6%/Ketamine 10% Lipoderm Cream

Chronic UTIs & Vaginitis

  • Boric Acid 600mg Vaginal Suppositories
  • Boric Acid 600mg Vaginal Capsules
  • Miconazole Nitrate 200mg & 500mg Vaginal Suppositories


  • Cyanocobalamin 0.07% Topical Cream
  • Coal Tar Topical Solution 25%
  • LDC in Aquaphor

Nausea & Vomiting

  • Promethazine 25mg (commercially available) & 50mg Suppositories
  • Metoclopramine 10mg Suppositories

Cold Sores

  • Acyclovir 5%/Lidocaine 1% Chapstick
  • Acyclovir 5% Lip balm


  • Podophyllum Resin 25% Solution
  • Fluorouracil 2% in Pyruvic Acid
  • Salicylic Acid 26%/Lactic Acid 10% in Flexible Collodion

Nail Fungus

  • Terbinafine 1% /Fluconazole 3%/Itraconazole 3%   Ibuprofen 2% in DMSO
  • Itraconazole 1%/Ibuprofen 2%/In DMSO


For Men

  • Minoxidil 2%/Finasteride 0.1% Solution

For Women

  • Minoxidil 2%/Spironolactone 5%/Tretinoin 0.025% Solution

Canker Sores & Thrush

Hurracaine Solution

  • Lidocaine/Diphenhydramine/Malox equal parts

Magic Mouth Wash Antifungal

  • Nystatin/Diphenhydramine/Lidocaine equal parts

Magic Mouth Wash in Sodium Chloride

  • Lidocaine/Diphenhydramine/Malox in Sodium Chloride

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