July 3, 2022

How to Use Compounded Medicines

When you’re sick and need help, your medication may be necessary to improve your quality of life. But you may be worried about using your compounded medicines the right way. Misapplying your medicines can lead to your medication being less effective at treating your illness. It could even be dangerous.

Because of this, you need to speak with your doctor or pharmacist about how to use compounded medicines. In the meantime, check out the information below about how compounded medicines work, and reach out to a local compounding pharmacy if you have any questions about your treatment. 

Ways You Can Take Compounded Medicines

Just like medications you may receive at the pharmacy, compounded medicines come in a variety of forms. The form depends on the details of your prescription and how the medicines are prepared. Your doctor can review the details of your medicines and how you should take them. 

Below are the few ways you may expect to use your compounded medication: 

  • Oral Tablets or Pills – Many of us have taken pills or dissolvable tablets in our lifetimes. These are usually meant to be swallowed with water, taken with food, or chewed, depending on your directions. 
  • Topical Creams – Your compounded medications may arrive in the form of a cream. These creams can be rubbed on the body, absorbing the medication through the skin
  • Dentistry Products – If you’re suffering from a dental issue, certain dentistry products may be used for your dental compounded medicine. For example, if you have gum disease, you may use a toothbrush to apply medicated toothpaste. 
  • Oral, Nasal, or Eye Drops – Drops can be easily and quickly applied to the site of the problem. For example, if you’re suffering from an eye condition, the medication can be delivered quickly to the right area. 
  • Injections – Some medications may need to be injected directly into the body, usually through an intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. Your doctor can give you more details on when to come in for an injection or how to inject yourself. 

How Do I Take My Medication? 

Once you receive your medication, you may be surprised to see that compounded medicine often looks and works like other medications. But how do you use it? 

Because compounded medicines cover so many needs and types of medications, it’s impossible to provide a single answer for everyone. We instead provide detailed instructions for use to the patient. You can also seek out answers from a medical professional, or you can reach out to us for help giving yourself your medicine. 

Get Medication Customized to Your Needs 

When you’re ill, your condition may not line up perfectly with other people’s needs. You may need a personalized approach to your condition. Because each person’s needs are different, the ways you may use compounded medicines can differ. 

The team at The Healthy Choice is here to assist you if you have any questions about your medication. Your compounded medicines should have clear instructions, but if you’re worried, reach out to us. We’re here to help you make the most of your medication. To learn more about our services and the medications we offer, reach out by calling 914-238-1700 or by completing our online contact form.