Lollipops and Troches
Lollipops and troches are used to keep medications in the mouth when local action is needed. Troches can also be placed under the tongue where they are dissolved and the medication is quickly absorbed into the blood stream. Troches can also be an alternative for patients who are unable to swallow tablets or capsules. These dosage forms are ideal for aged and pediatric patients.
Transdermal preparations allow absorption of medicine directly through the skin. They can be used for inflammation, nausea, and pain management. This route of administration often helps patients avoid potential side effects such as stomach upset or drowsiness. Common delivery methods include creams, lotions, gels, sprays, lip balms and foams.
Suppositories are ideal for patients who cannot take medications orally. They are commonly used to treat local conditions such as hemorrhoids, infections, and inflammations, but can also be used to fight nausea and for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Suppositories can be administered rectally, vaginally or urethrally. They can be made into a variety of shapes and sizes
Capsules are commonly compounded in cases where alternate strengths are required or in an effort to avoid potential irritants or allergens such as gluten, dyes, and preservatives. Custom Rx Pharmacy can compound some medications into sustained-release formulas and can often combine multiple medications into a single dosage.