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How Our Compounding Pharmacy Helps With Palliative Care

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August 22, 2023

We partner with doctors, caregivers, and loved ones to ensure the patient receives the best care possible. Our role as a compounding pharmacy is essential for pairing palliative care with compounded medications. Keep reading to learn more about how our compounding pharmacy helps with palliative care.

What Is Palliative Care?

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Simply put, palliative care is a way to relieve and manage symptoms a patient faces during a serious chronic illness or while nearing the end of life. Our goal is to be a part of the patient’s care team that provides relief, comfort, and personalized solutions to their unique needs. We understand the many challenges and toll it takes on both patient and caregiver, so that’s why we work to ensure the patient has a meaningful and comfortable life during a difficult time.

What We Can Do To Help

Pain management is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and we recognize the importance of tailoring treatments to the individual’s concerns. We can adjust dosage strength and form while also removing allergens such as gluten or other unwanted ingredients such as preservatives, dyes, and sugar.

Forms of Compounded Medications:

A significant advantage of using compounded medications is the variety of dosage forms available. Some patients in palliative care can’t swallow pills or dislike needles, and it’s necessary for them to get their medications in a way that’s comfortable and convenient. Here are a few of the compounding forms we can accommodate:

  • Extended-release capsules
  • Oral liquids
  • Transdermal gels and creams
  • Troches
  • Suppositories

Benefits of Compounded Medications:

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Compounded medication's sole purpose is to improve the patient’s quality of life while in palliative care, and we’ve included some additional examples of how it does just that:

  • We can combine medications into a single dosage form for a simplified routine that also prevents error or confusion.
  • We can add flavorings to oral medications, which helps to mask unpleasant tastes, a common issue patients can face.
  • We can compound medications for pain relief when commercial drugs haven’t worked effectively.

Why Choose Harrison Pharmacy?

At our local Cincinnati compounding pharmacy, we focus on YOU as a person, not just another number. We prioritize your needs and always put your health first. Our compounding lab is located in our facility and is operated by certified compounding specialists, ensuring the best quality and safety standards. In addition to our personalized compounded medicines, we provide standard prescriptions, OTC medications, vitamins, and supplements with a simple online refill process and free shipping.

At Harrison Pharmacy, we serve the entire tri-state area, including Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana! If you’d like to learn more, read further about our palliative care services, and reach out to speak with one of our pharmacists about how we can best serve you.