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Comparison of Prostate and Bladder Cancer Prevalence and Survival 8/18/2015

Prostate cancer and bladder cancer are among the top 10 sites of new cancer cases and deaths in men.

Hyoscyamine Sulfate 125 mcg Minitroches 8/18/2015

Bladder spasms and similar conditions can benefit from treatment with this preparation.

It’s a Guy Thing 8/18/2015

Pharmacists can encourage and assist men in proactively managing key health markers.

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Dermatologic Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, the most common inflammatory arthritis, is a chronic autoimmune disease and an important cause of disability in seniors.

Medical Innovations, Inc., Unveils New Medical Waste Disposal System

To facilitate compliance with newly instituted U.S. regulations for medical waste that prohibit the disposal of sharps in household trash, Medical Innovations, Inc., has developed the Medical Waste Machine.

One of Nation’s Largest Pharmacy Benefits Managers Selects IdentiPHI Enterprise Biometric Software for Network Security Upgrade

IdentiPHI, Inc., an innovative leader in enterprise security solutions and services, recently announced that one of the nation's leading pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) has selected IdentiPHI SAFsolution 5 Enterprise Edition to boost biometric authentication and security access across its network.

At-Home Test for Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to carry out daily activities.

To Tea or Not to Tea

While there have been many studies extolling the medical virtues of drinking tea, a group of Egyptian scientists discovered that green tea is particularly effective when taking an antibiotic to fight resistant superbugs.

Gentamicin 40 mg/mL for Inhalation 7/20/2015

There has been increasing interest in using inhaled antibiotics post lung transplantation and for a number of lower respiratory tract infections.

Chlorhexidine 0.04% Ophthalmic Solution 6/23/2015

 The off-label uses of this preparation include ophthalmic applications in the treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis.

Lamotrigine 1 mg/mL Oral Suspension 5/15/2015

A number of different vehicles can be used to make this preparation.

Metronidazole Benzoate 20 mg/g Polyox Bandage 4/16/2015

This powdered formulation has long been used to treat pressure ulcers and other topical sores.

Amitriptyline 10%, Baclofen 2.5%, and Ketamine 5% in PLO Gel 3/18/2015

As with other compounded pain drugs of varying combinations and concentrations, it is important to closely monitor the patient.

Quinidine Sulfate 10 mg/mL Oral Suspension 2/18/2015

This antiarrhythmic preparation is suitable for patients unable to swallow solid dosage forms.

Ketoprofen 12.5 mg, Riboflavin 100 mg, and Caffeine 30 mg Capsules 1/21/2015

This migraine preparation may be used alone or (in postmenopausal women) in conjunction with bioidentical hormone therapy.

H2 Antagonist Oral Solution, Alcohol-Free 12/17/2014

A formulation that is free of alcohol may be advisable when treating heartburn or esophageal irritation.

Adderall 1 mg/mL Oral Liquid 11/17/2014

This formulation may be used for patients who are unable to swallow the oral form or in cases when titration is necessary.

Fingernail Psoriasis Gel 10/16/2014

Counsel patients that this preparation may become more viscous and resistant as it is rubbed into the nail.

Estradiol 0.25 mg and Estrone 0.25 mg Troches 9/17/2014

The mold being used for this compound must be calibrated to accommodate displacement.

Gentamicin, Neomycin, and Polymyxin B Bladder Irrigation 8/20/2014

This combination of anti-infective ingredients has been successfully used to treat infections of the bladder caused by susceptible organisms.

Ribavirin 33 mg/mL Sterile Inhalation Solution 7/17/2014

This high-risk formulation should be prepared in accordance with strict aseptic compounding techniques.

Foot Care Emollient and Anti-infective 6/19/2014

This preparation serves the dual purpose of treating foot infections and soothing the skin.

Hydroxyzine Pamoate 5 mg/mL Oral Suspension 5/16/2014

One use for hydroxyzine is to manage pruritus caused by allergic conditions or mediated by histamine.

Cefadroxil 50 mg/mL Oral Suspension 4/18/2014

Other similar commercially available vehicles are equally suitable for this formulation.

Amitriptyline HCl 2%, Ketamine HCl 1%, and Lidocaine HCl 5% in PLO Gel 3/19/2014

AKL can reduce burning levels in patients with radiation dermatitis–related neuropathic pain.

Piroxicam 40 mg Troches 1/22/2014

This fast-dissolving oral preparation may be used for the symptomatic treatment of migraines.

BLT in Propylene Glycol Topical Gel 12/18/2013

The vehicle in this preparation does not evaporate, unlike water-containing vehicles.

Mayo’s Marking Solution for Varicose Veins 11/15/2013

This formulation may be used in preparation for varicose vein procedures.

Morphine Sulfate Swish and Swallow 10/18/2013

This preparation has been used to provide relief of moderate-to-severe oral pain and discomfort.

Tacrolimus 0.1% Topical Microemulsion 9/18/2013

Plaque-type psoriasis can benefit from this formulation, which penetrates the psoriatic skin.

Tretinoin 0.5 mg/g and α-Bisabolol 1 mg/g Gel 8/20/2013

Skin conditions that can benefit from this preparation include acne vulgaris and mottled hyperpigmentation.

Povidone-Iodine 10% Gel-Cream 7/17/2013

This formulation contains approximately 1.0% available iodine.

Piroxicam 0.5% and Dexpanthenol 5% Topical Gel 6/21/2013

This preparation has been used to relieve inflammation and itching.

Selegiline Hydrochloride 10 mg/mL in Pluronic Lecithin Organogel 5/21/2013

This formulation may be used for situations in which the commercial transdermal system is not appropriate.

Caffeine Citrate 10 mg/mL Oral Liquid 4/19/2013

This formulation is equivalent to 5 mg/mL anhydrous caffeine.

Betamethasone Valerate 0.1% and Neomycin Sulfate 0.6% Gel-Cream 3/20/2013

The neomycin sulfate quantity may need adjustment based upon the assay of the specific lot.

Lisinopril 1 mg/mL Oral Liquid 2/20/2013

A liquid dosage form usually is necessary for infants and young children requiring this drug.

Gabapentin 100 mg/mL Oral Suspension 1/23/2013

This preparation has been used to treat seizures, chronic pain, bipolar disorder, and social phobia.

Spironolactone, Niacinamide, and Cimetidine Acne Gel 12/19/2012

Keep this preparation away from heat and flame.

Benzocaine 2% and Vitamins A and D Ointment 11/20/2012

Although similar to a formerly available commercial product, this preparation contains no cod liver oil.

Neomycin Sulfate 25 mg/mL Oral Solution 10/19/2012

This compound may be used for bowel preparation before abdominal surgery and selectively for digestive-tract problems in ICU patients.

Losartan Potassium 2.5 mg/mL Oral Suspension 9/19/2012

This preparation is also suitable for use in children aged 6 years and older.

Fentanyl 50 mcg/mL Injection 8/21/2012

This high-risk preparation is suitable for the treatment of moderate-to-severe pain.

Testosterone 1 mg Troches 7/18/2012

This preparation may be used to treat hormonal problems in both men and women.

Methoxsalen 1% Topical Lotion 6/20/2012

This potent preparation should be applied by a physician, not by a patient or caregiver.

Tadalafil 5 mg/mL Oral Suspension 5/22/2012

This preparation is suitable for patients who cannot swallow the solid oral form.

Ondansetron 2 mg/mL Injection, Unpreserved 4/23/2012

This preparation is used as an antiemetic.

Diazepam 5 mg/mL Injection 3/20/2012

Since there is currently a shortage, this product may be compounded to meet patients’ needs.

Thalidomide 20 mg/mL Oral Suspension 2/17/2012

This drug is approved with restricted distribution for certain cases of erythema nodosum leprosum and multiple myeloma.

Nifedipine 160 mg/mL in Pluronic Lecithin Organogel 12/20/2011

This topical preparation may be used to treat Raynaud’s phenomenon and progressive diabetic foot ulcers.

Amikacin 250 mg/mL Injection 11/16/2011

This semisynthetic aminoglycoside antibiotic is presently in short supply.

Gallipot Changing Name, but Keeping Brand Promise 11/16/2011

Oxycodone Hydrochloride 1 mg/mL Oral Liquid 10/19/2011

Product shortages and lack of availability may render it necessary for the pharmacist to compound a suitable alternative.

L-Cysteine Hydrochloride 50 mg/mL Injection 9/20/2011

This formulation can be compounded for use until the manufactured product—recently in short supply—is readily available.

Antirheumatic Ointment 7/20/2011

This compound contains six active ingredients with varying mechanisms of pain relief.

Betamethasone Acetate 0.1%, Mupirocin 1%, and Nystatin 1% Nipple Ointment 6/20/2011

This preparation combines an emollient component, which is beneficial for cracked skin, with bacterial action.

Capsaicin 0.05% and Ketamine HCl 2% in Pluronic Lecithin Organogel 5/18/2011

Patients with orofacial neuropathic pain can benefit from this preparation.

Colistimethate Sodium 1.2 mg/mL Ophthalmic Solution 4/20/2011

This formulation should be prepared according to strict aseptic technique by a pharmacist validated in aseptic compounding methods.

Melaleuca Acne Gel 3/18/2011

Tea tree oil, which is used to treat some skin disorders, has fungicidal and bactericidal properties.

Coenzyme Q10 100 mg and Lipoic Acid 100 mg Chewable Troches 2/18/2011

Patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs may use this preparation supplementally.

Tiagabine Hydrochloride 1 mg/mL Oral Liquid 1/20/2011

This form may be used by patients unable to take the oral solid form of this anticonvulsant.

Terbinafine and Urea Antifungal Cream 12/17/2010

This topical agent may be used for such infections as tinea pedis, tinea cruris, and tinea corporis.

Baclofen 2%, Gabapentin 6%, and Clonidine Hydrochloride 0.1% in Pluronic Lecithin Organogel 11/17/2010

This product warms up as it is smoothed into the skin, which may render it more viscous and rub-resistant.

Albendazole 200 mg/5 mL Oral Suspension 10/20/2010

This formulation is an alternative for patients who are unable to swallow the tablets.

Piroxicam, Methyl Salicylate, Menthol, and Capsaicin Topical Gel 9/20/2010

This formulation provides relief for sore muscles and mild-to-moderate joint pain.

Potassium Citrate 100 mg/mL and Methscopolamine Hydrobromide 0.5 mg/mL Solution 8/19/2010

This updated compound is more uniform and reliable than the alkaline bladder formulation on which it is based. 

Amitriptyline Hydrochloride 2%, Carbamazepine 2%, and Ketoprofen 2% in Pluronic Lecithin Organogel 7/20/2010

Patients with mild-to-moderate neuropathic pain can benefit from treatment with this product.


Meperidine Hydrochloride and Promethazine Hydrochloride Capsules 6/17/2010

When a product is discontinued for economic reasons and is no longer available, it still may be prescribed through compounding.

Clopidogrel 5 mg/mL Oral Suspension 5/20/2010

This dosage form, especially suitable for children, allows for easier administration and flexibility in dosing.

Estradiol 0.1 mg/g Vaginal Solution 4/19/2010

Menopausal symptoms and some female hormonal disorders can benefit from treatment with this preparation.

Cyclophosphamide 10-mg/mL Oral Liquid 3/19/2010

This chemotherapeutic agent is formulated without Aromatic Elixir USP, which is not available commercially and is time-consuming to prepare.

Cooling Ointment for Dry Skin 2/19/2010

This simple, easily modifiable preparation is useful for treating skin dryness or irritation brought on by low-humidity indoor settings.

Betamethasone Dipropionate 0.1% and Salicylic Acid 1.9% Lotion 1/20/2010

Some corticosteroid-responsive skin disorders may be treated with this topical preparation.

Tamiflu Oral Suspension 12/17/2009

A liquid version of this influenza medication may be easily prepared using the capsule formulation.

Ketamine Hydrochloride 10-mg Troches 11/19/2009

In lozenge form, this analgesic and anesthetic agent can be prepared to suit the patient's individual flavor preference.

Ketoprofen 2% Oral Gel 10/21/2009

Pain and inflammatory conditions of the oral cavity may be relieved with this preparation.

Vitamin E 200-IU Suppositories 9/21/2009

The key ingredient in this compound is used for the alleviation of minor skin irritations and disorders.

Gentamicin, Polymyxin, Neomycin, and Hydrocortisone in 50% Alcohol Otic Drops 8/20/2009

Swimmer's ear, a common summertime ailment, may be treated with this antibiotic preparation.

Myristyl Nicotinate 5% Topical Cream 7/20/2009

Treatment with this preparation may minimize the progression of skin damage from actinic keratoses and help prevent skin cancers from developing.

Compounding the Problem 7/20/2009

The FDA's position seems to cast aspersions on the entire compounding community.

Metronidazole 2%, Misoprostol 0.0024%, and Phenytoin 5% Topical Gel 6/18/2009

This preparation can be applied to the surface of open ulcers and wounds. 

Naproxen Sodium 100-mg/mL Injection 5/19/2009

This high-risk compound, which is used to relieve pain and inflammation, should be prepared according to stringent aseptic methods.

Ondansetron Hydrochloride 0.8 mg/mL Oral Liquid 4/20/2009

This preparation can be used for the relief of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.

Dexamethasone 0.2% With Tetracycline 2.4% or Metronidazole 10% Periodontal Gel 3/18/2009

This form of delivery is effective because it remains longer on the diseased area compared with rinses.

Buprenorphine 2 mg/mL Sublingual Drops 2/20/2009

This preparation can be used in patients who have difficulty swallowing pills or in those for whom other administration routes are not desirable.

Coal Tar 0.4% Alcohol Gel 1/26/2009

Psoriasis and other chronic skin conditions responsive to the primary ingredient may be treated with this preparation.

Safety Issues Are “Compounded” by Many Factors 12/15/2008

In unrelated cases that received widespread attention a few years ago, two college-aged women died after applying a pharmacy-compounded combination of lidocaine and tetracaine topical gel.