February Compound of the Month

Compounding at Carmi Remedy’s Rx Pharmacy in Penticton

No two patients are alike, and your medication needs vary too. Think of it as buying a one-size-fits-all garment compared to having something taylor-made just for you. Pharmaceutical compounding is the creation of a particular pharmaceutical product to fit the unique need of a patient. To do this, the compounding pharmacists at Penticton’s Carmi Remedy’s Rx combine or process appropriate ingredients using various tools.
Compounding may be done for medically necessary reasons, such as avoiding an allergen otherwise found in a name-brand medication, or to obtain the exact dose needed, or to change the form of medication from, perhaps from a solid pill or capsule to a liquid or cream. It may also be done for more optional reasons, such as adding flavours to a medication or otherwise altering taste or texture.

February’s Compound of the Month is:

Diclofenac 10% in Lipoderm Skin Penetrating Cream

Diclofenac 10% in Lipoderm Skin Penetrating Cream is an anti-inflammatory cream for:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain

The compounding pharmacists at Carmi Remedy’s Rx can easily tailor additional active components to your specific needs. Examples include:

  • Additional anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and Piroxicam
  • Nerve pain blockers such as Lidocaine and Gabapentin

Our pharmacists can also use a different professional grade penetrating creams depending on your preferences (such as VersaBase or VersaPro). If you are having persistent pain and aren’t having success with off-the-shelf products, it may simply be that they are not strong enough for you. For example, compare Voltaren Emugel, it contains Diclofenac 1%, whereas our February Compound of the Month contains 10%.
Stop by Carmi Remedy’s Rx pharmacy today to talk to our compounding pharmacists about what we can do for you.

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