sterile compounding

Eye Care Medications

Doctors prescribe eye medications to treat allergies, bacterial, viral and fungal infections, localized pain, dry eye, glaucoma, and many other conditions. Pharmacists mix customized eye drops, gels, ointments, and injection solutions for these problems.

Sterile compounding methods play an important role in preventing eye-related infections. Compounding is the right way to medicate your eye condition when:

  • Retail or prescription medications contain preservatives that make you sensitive or allergic.

  • The FDA-approved product you usually use is on a long-term back order or is discontinued by the manufacturer.

Sterile compounding enables pharmacists to dispense precise doses of eye medicine conveniently and accurately with minimal side effects and risk of infection.

Pain Management

The #1 condition people seek medical help for is pain. Pain relief medications help you cope with the symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, and other nerve and muscle pain. Compounded medications provide customized pain relief with fewer or no side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or stomach irritation.

There are many types of pain relief. But not all preparations come in the form or strength each patient can tolerate.

In addition to capsules or tablets, pain medications can be compounded as:

  • A topical gel, cream or spray that can be applied directly to the site of the pain and absorbed through the skin.

  • As a nasal spray, a suppository or custom-flavored lozenge that dissolves under the tongue.

  • Solutions injected into human blood, tissues or spinal column. This is where sterile compounding is most important—when medications must avoid infection.

Compounded pain relief medicines relieve chronic pain with fewer side effects and less medication generally. Pharmacists can combine drugs in a single capsule or skin cream to make them more convenient to use. And patients can get the customized dosage they need for their body weight, symptoms, and pain tolerance.

Erectile Dysfunction

ED occurs when men can’t achieve or hold an erection firmly enough for sexual activity.

ED can be caused by many medical conditions. That’s why health care professionals are abandoning outdated one-size-fits-all approaches to treatment. Instead, they rely on compounded medications as a very effective ED treatment.

Pharmacists can mix custom ED medications as shots, pills or wafers that dissolve under the tongue. These medications are helpful when ED patients:

  • Don’t respond or respond poorly to manufactured medicines.

  • Must take one or more doses of medicine a day.

  • Want changes to the dose or formula of pills that work but could be more effective.

When mixed for direct injection to the penis, the medication begins working almost immediately. And, health care professionals can administer unique combinations of liquid medications of varying strengths for customized relief.

Many patients benefit from Tri-Mix a mix of three very effective ED drugs. Others get the best results with two compounds (Bi-Mix). In each case, patients regain function with few if any side effects.