Hand Sanitizer: How Compounding Pharmacies Can Help During Coronavirus Pandemic
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the FDA issued a guidance document allowing temporary compounding of certain alcohol-based #handsanitizers.
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy has USP grade alcohol and compounding hand sanitizer solution for our patients and healthcare providers. We follow the FDA guidance document and USP regulations to make a sanitizer that is effective per The World Health Organization’s recommendation. Please be patient as we fulfill orders as quickly and SAFELY as possible.
Remember that hand soap and water is just as effective as a sanitizer solution. Continue to wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face as much as possible.
Contact our team of clinical pharmacists for more information!
There is currently an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and that has now been detected in many locations internationally, including cases in the United States. The virus has been named “SARSCoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19). SARS-CoV-2 has demonstrated the capability to rapidly spread, leading to significant impacts on healthcare systems and causing societal disruption. The potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, both globally and to the United States. On January 31, 2020, the Secretary of HHS determined that a public health emergency exists. Hand hygiene is an important part of the U.S. response to COVID-19. Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is essential, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing or blowing one’s nose. If soap and water are not readily available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.