Core Pharmacy understands the difficulty of hospice care situation and works with you to provide a medication regimen that is customized for each specific patient. Compounding solutions can help ensure hospice care is a quality time for both the patient and the family. Hospice compounding practices include:
- Alternative Dosages– Patients that have a difficult time swallowing medication may benefit from a transdermal gel, or a rapid dissolve tablet that melts in the mouth within seconds. Medications can also be prepared as suppositories, or oral suspensions.
- Special Strengths– Commercial products strengths may be too strong for a particular patient or cause unwanted sedation. Custom strengths allow for symptom management while also providing patient comfort.
- Combined Formulas– While managing symptoms may require medication to be given around the clock, we can combine and customize medications to keep the administration of medication to a minimum.
We also have many formulas for things such as anxiety, oral care, nausea and vomiting, and pain that work great for hospice patients. If you have a specific situation and are interested in hospice compounding, please contact us at (618) 942-6900 and we will be more than happy to discuss the many options available to you.