Patient Case – May 2016

During May, we had a presentation of a prescription for a infant (6 weeks) with a Hemangioma.

A hemangioma (he-man-jee-O-muh) is a birthmark that most commonly appears as a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin.(1) They may or may not needed to be treated and this is dependent upon the Specialist recommendation. There are a number of treatment options but there is nothing readily available in Australia on prescription and this is where Compounding pharmacies can play an important role. For this particular situation the treatment chosen was oral Propranolol (2).

Hemangioma

The particular patient is being treated by a Pediatric specialist that works closely with our compounding pharmacy. The Patient was referred to us after presenting the prescription at a Community Pharmacy and having no success with manually dissolving the tablets into a solution of water.

After a Patient consultation with our compounding pharmacist, an appropriate formulation was created which enabled the suspension to be stable and flavorsome for the infant. Because of the nature of Propranolol, a number of careful steps needed to be followed when considering the formula, concentration and pH. The patients Pediatric specialist was informed throughout the process and make sure that they where confident in the compounded product.

Once the Suspension was finalised and quality checked, the patients Parent collected the medicine and feedback so far has been very positive.

In summary, because of the technical skills of our compounding team in the pharmacy we where about the create a effective product in a circumstance that nothing commercial was available.

If you have any questions about how Compounding Pharmacy can help solve medication challenges, feel free to email or phone us on 1300731755.

 

 

 

 


References

  1. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemangioma/home/ovc-20202394
  2. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1083849-treatment
24-Hour Promise
Over 95% of compounded
medicines shipped within 24 hours
Delivery Australia-Wide
With free delivery on
orders over $150.
Free Pharmacy Collection
From over 265 partner
pharmacies nationwide.

Why Choose Us

For Your Compounding Medicines?

  • Quality Medicines
    For 10+ Years
  • Certified & Accredited
    Supply Chain
  • Over 24,901+
    Patients Served
  • Stringent
    Quality Control

What Patients & Practitioners Are Saying

About Our Compounding Medicines

testimonial icon

"I have no hesitation to use them"

“Their store is awesome, I was blown away, they have such good equipment. I have no hesitation to use them on a personal level and to recommend them.”

testimonial icon

"They are respectful, friendly"

“They’ve been very good to me as I have used them for 2 years as a practitioner and 2 years before that as a patient. As a patient I had no problems. They are respectful, friendly and their customer service is professional.”