Dermatology Compounding Specialists
Compounding for Dermatologists
Dermatology Compounding Pharmacists customize medications to meet specific patient needs, and can be prepared in any strength and dosage form necessary to insure efficacy and compliance.
Working with the dermatologist, our team of highly trained dermatology compounding pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can formulate almost any medication you or your patient may require.
Some examples are,
- Acne Formulations
- Anti-viral medications that can be put into a chap stick form with or without sunscreen. Effective for fever blisters.
- Anti-bacterial agents which can be put into a gel form.
- Eczema formulations
- Wrinkle Creams
Many medications can be made into a paste to be delivered transdermally by rubbing it into the skin on the back of the wrist. (This is a effective way to administer antiemetic drugs to nauseated patients, or patients that may have difficulty swallowing oral medications).
How dermatology compounding can help you and your patient
Compounding a medication that is custom tailored to the patient’s specific needs gives the physician and the patient an option for a medication that may not be available commercially.
A few examples may be:
Have you ever wished that you could combine two or more medications into one drug? Maybe a combination of different anti-fungal into one cream or a combination of medications to treat psoriasis...all rolled into one?
How about treating patients with Onychomycosis that will not go away? We can compound an anti-fungal medication into a nail polish that can penetrate the nail bed and work faster than having the patient take an oral medication.
Many patients today are extremely concerned with the aging of their skin. Columbine Drug can compound many different antioxidants, hormone, and vitamins into topical creams or serums to assist in slowing down this process and improving the appearance of the patients’ skin.
Warts are never pleasant, we have many combinations to treat warts including cimetidine and 2-deoxy-d-glucose.
A few problem solving ideas when and if a commercially available product fails to bring about the desired results.
Potential Needs Dermatologists may have for Compounded Medications
||4% Niacin amide gel Isotretinoin, Retinoic Acid Benzoyl peroxide, Sulfur, Resorcinol, Erythromycin, Clindamycin, each of the above medications can be compounded into a cream, lotion or gel.
||Fluconazole, compounded into a nail polish with DMSO. The DMSO penetrates the nail bed, thus
allowing the Fluconazole to work more directly at the site.
||Hydroquinone, Retinoic acid, each can be compounded into a cream, gel or lotion and in combination with lactic or glycolic acids.
||Acyclovir lip balms, creams, lotions, Deoxy-d-glucose lip, balms, cream and lotions.
||Corticosteroids hydrocortisone, Triamcinolone, prednisone, Dexamethasone, Betamethasone, oral methotrexate, annthralin, coal tar, resorcinol, sulfur, salicylic acid, most can be compounded into a cream, lotion or gel.
- Acne formulations
- Topical Anesthetics
- Wrinkle Creams
- Anti-inflammatory sprays
- Anti-oxidant aging creams/gels
- Fever blister medication
- Wart medication(s)
- Skin bleaching creams
- Plant irritations
- Viral infections