Geriatric Medication

Our compounding pharmacy is your trusted source for custom formulated geriatric medication in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Arezou Petrie, RPh

Compounding Specialist

Customizing care and comfort for the elderly.

A compounding pharmacy can develop treatments that are best suited to the needs of geriatric patients in home, hospital or hospice care.

We work with health practitioners and caregivers to provide the optimal delivery method, dosage and combination of medication for senior patients in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Alternative Delivery Methods

Oral medication can present multiple issues for geriatric patients and their caregivers. Senior patients have much higher chances of experiencing gastrointestinal problems when taking multiple oral medications, and patients with dysphagia must be treated with delivery methods that don’t require swallowing pills. We specialize in alternative delivery methods, from sublingual troches to transdermal creams and gels that avoid stress on the metabolism and provide effective treatment.

Geriatric Medicine Compounding Benefits

Combination Preparations & Commercially Unavailable Drugs

We facilitate administration and improve compliance by combining medications into single dosage forms. Senior patients may need extremely small doses, cancer patients may require specific combinations of chemotherapy drugs to treat their disease, and special dosage forms may be necessary to care for patients with AIDS, chronic pain or other serious maladies. Some therapies, such as parenteral nutrition, can only be provided to patients using compounded dosage forms.

When a large manufacturer discontinues a certain drug or treatment, we can source the exact pharmaceutical materials to formulate it and further customize it to meet a patient’s specific needs. Some may need preservative-free products, liquids with special flavors, or delivery systems that are not commercially available.

The advantages of working with geriatric medicine compounding specialists

Healthcare practitioners will sometimes alter a patient’s medication, such as breaking up a pill and dissolving it in a solution for easier administration. This practice is imprecise and can cause treatments to be less effective because dosages vary between delivery methods and cannot be translated directly from one to the other without conversions. A compounding pharmacy uses exact measurements and standards for each formulation. There are also risks of contamination if compounding is done at a facility that lacks proper precautions for making medications. If altering patient medication to change dosage or delivery method is necessary, an accredited compounding pharmacy should always be used.