Compounded medications for wound care and management can help speed the process of healing, improve the effectiveness of treatments, and even save lives.
Wound care can be critical to the success and vitality of a patient. In many instances the ability to heal a wound prevents unnecessary limb amputation.
Why is Compounding so beneficial for wound treatment?
Compounding topical medications can help tailor the treatment of wounds to individual patient needs and may offer wound healing effects that are not otherwise available.
A unique formulation can be compounded to contain the proper combination of active ingredients, in the most appropriate base, to treat a specific type of wound. We customize medications to meet each individual’s specific needs.
Using a combination of medications that promote healing and improve the cleanliness of the healing process (preventing infection), compounded medications can make a dramatic impact on one’s recovery from a wide range of wounds, lacerations, and other injuries.
Common Types of Wounds:
- Venous Ulcers
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
Wounds That Won’t Heal are a Challenge
Pressure sores or wounds caused by burns may continually see tissue disruption during irrigation, cleaning, and treatment. Prolonged healing also increases the likelihood a wound will become infected which further complicates things and increases the healing time.
Commercially available medications to help with wound care are not always appropriate or the best option for patients.
Family Pharmacy offers custom-compounded medications that can be applied to the wound. These medications are designed to:
- Stimulate new tissue growth
- Reduce pain
- Discourage bacterial overgrowth
- Increase blood flow to wound areas
- Treat infection directly at the wound site
We also can compound other medications which may be applied to the area surrounding the wound to increase blood flow to the wound area. With a healthcare provider’s prescription, we also can make these medications available to patients who do not have wounds, but suffer from poor circulation to their extremities.