When it comes to treatment and care personalized medication is our main focus for you, your family and your pets. King’s Pharmacy will work closely with you and your physician as well as your pets veterinarian to customize personalized medications for your particular needs.
With the prescriber’s authorization, King’s Pharmacy can custom-prepare medications in a variety of unique dosage forms, including:
- Rapid Dissolve Tablets
- Topical Creams
- Transdermal Creams
- Transdermal Gels
- Oral Liquids
- Ear Drops
- Flavored Chew-A-Treats (for your pets)
Custom flavoring is available for most oral medication forms, and unique delivery systems may be employed to help give medication to finicky patients. For example, many medications can be taken through a custom flavored lollipop. Infants especially may benefit from alternate delivery devices such as adding a flavored liquid medication formulation to a pacifier or baby bottle. These processes allow parents to dispense prescription medicine easily and accurately.
Medication can be compounded into customized capsules. This is especially helpful in cases where an alternate strength is required or to omit potential allergens or irritants; such as dyes, preservatives, or gluten. Multiple medications can often be combined into a single dosage or formulated into a sustained-release capsule in order to lessen the number of doses that have to be taken separately. Vegetarian capsules made from cellulose are available for patients who are concerned about taking a gelatin capsule.
Topical methods of medication delivery are widely utilized as they allow the absorption of medicine directly through the skin, and thereby may help avoid potential side effects such as stomach upset or drowsiness. Topical medications are commonly prescribed for pain management, inflammation and nausea/vomiting. They are easy to use, an effective vehicle for delivering the medication and can be personalized as needed. Topical medication forms include gels, creams and lotions, sprays, foams and stick applicators, such as lip balms.
Troches, lollipops and gummies are utilized to keep drugs in the mouth when local action is required there. Troches and rapid dissolve tablets may also be placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve. This sublingual action allows the medication to enter the bloodstream quickly and easily. Gummies and some troches can be chewed and swallowed by a patient who cannot or will not take medication in a capsule or tablet form. These dosage forms can be enhanced with natural sweeteners and pleasant-tasting flavors such as blueberry, strawberry, bubblegum, mango, cherry and so on, making them ideal for elderly and pediatric patients.
Patients that are not to able take medications orally are ideal candidates for compounded suppositories. Available in various shapes depending on the route of administration, suppositories can be given rectally, vaginally or urethrally. By melting or dissolving into the body cavity, they allow the medication to pass quickly into the bloodstream. Suppositories can be used for hormone replacement therapy (HRT), to fight nausea, or to treat local conditions such as hemorrhoids, infections, or inflammation.
Chew-A-Treat product line represents a simple, unique, and convenient avenue for dispensing flavored chewable animal treats that any cat or dog would love! Discover the compounding solution veterinarians have been waiting for. King’s Pharmacy tends to your furry friends!