Fentany Lollipops and Other Medications for Treatment Options

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Brad M. Cherson, Compounding RPh

Pavilion Compounding Pharmacists and our highly trained pharmacy technicians can provide many dosage forms, but one that is unique is the Lollipop. Many Drugs can be formulated into a lollipop, including pain medication, anesthetics, anti-fungals, and saliva enhancers.

Recently, a shortage of fentanyl oral transmucosal or lollipops has been in short supply. Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy is able to provide a sugar-free formulation, in any strength, and most any flavor to meet the needs of our community. Those patients who have relied on fentanyl to provide pain relief, now have a local resource. Our staff is happy to assist your provider in making the transition to our compounded sugar-free dosage.

In addition to fentanyl, we can compound tetracaine, lidocaine, bupivicaine, and prilocaine into a lollipop for throat pain relief. Many times an antifungal, such as miconazole, clotrimazole, nystatin, and others can be used to treat a candida infection, also in a sugar-free formulation to help with reducing sugar consumption. Sugar-Free can also help to preserve our patient’s teeth, making our dental friends very happy.

Several Dentists have used pilocarpine in a lollipop to stimulate the production of saliva for patients being treated for cancer or other autoimmune diseases. Root beer seems to be the preferred flavor of choice.

So now you know how the experienced compounders at Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy are able to customize drug formulations to meet the needs of our patients. Give us a call to discuss your unique needs.