Specialty Compounding Services for the Hospice Patient
We take great pride in working together with hospice agencies to help alleviate pain and suffering, making a patient’s last days as comfortable as possible.
Hospice patients have specialized, individual needs. Compounding can provide personalized care to a patient in an end-of-life situation. Because many hospice patients are unable to swallow, compounding can provide medications in a variety of different dosage forms. Dosage forms which may be easier to administer include suppositories, transdermal creams, troches and lollipops. Sublingual medications and topical gels or creams offer an alternative when unwanted systemic side effects limit oral drug therapy.
Commercial medications do not always come in suitable strengths. Fortunately, compounding can provide a specific dose in immediate or altered-release forms. There are several compounded medications available to treat the symptoms of the hospice patient. Their ailments include: pain, nausea and vomiting, shortness of breath, decubitus ulcers, oral hygiene, hygiene for the bedridden, plus many more.
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