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Palliative Care

Palliative Care is "the active total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment." The goal of palliative care is the achievement of the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Symptom Control involves therapies for pain management, nausea & vomiting, dry mouth & stomatitis, excessive pulmonary secretions/death rattle, radiation mucositis and proctitis, and wound care.


We work together with patient and practitioner to solve problems by customizing medications that meet the specific needs of each individual. Please contact our compounding pharmacist to discuss the dosage form, strength, and medication or combination that is most appropriate for your patient.


Examples of compounded medications

The following list is just a few of the preparations that we can compound for palliative care. All formulations are customized per prescription to meet the unique needs of each patient. Please call us to discuss the dosage form, medication, and strength which are most appropriate for your patient.

  • ABHR - gel and troche

  • Cholestyramine ointment

  • Dextromethorphan - single agent and oral modified release preparations

  • Hydrocodone without acetaminophen

  • Lidocaine -Tetracaine spray

  • Metoclopramide- nasal spray and suppository

  • Misoprostol – suppository and oral preparations

  • Morphine transdermal

  • Pilocarpine – gel, lollipop, or oral modified release preparations

  • Promethazine gel

  • Scopolamine gel

  • Short chain fatty acid enemas

  • Sucralfate oral adhesive paste, cream, and enema

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