Oncology (Palliative Care)

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We understand the needs of oncology patients and uses our advanced compounding expertise to alleviate pain and nausea during treatment regimens. We can work together with your practitioner to solve specific needs by using customized medications and dosage forms.

Pain management is a critical component of a successful treatment plan during chemotherapy and or radiation treatments. Using several different medications in various dosage forms, Pavilion Compounding Pharmacists can provide a customized formulation using many types of drugs to alleviate pain. Using antidepressants, anticonvulsants, anesthetics, opioids, such as morphine and non-opioid drugs provides opportunities to intervene in the pain threshold in a meaningful way.

These drugs include:

  • Gabapentin
  • Morphine
  • Fentanyl,
  • Ketoprofen
  • Lidocaine
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Ketamine
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Levorphanol
  • Hydrocodone
  • Hydromorphone

The above drugs can be formulated into long-acting sustained released formulations, immediate release, quick dissolve, or even formulations that allow the drug to be absorbed through the skin, avoiding the first-pass effect that oral forms have. By utilizing the skin, many of the side effects of oral medications are avoided by by-passing the liver.

We can also support radiation treatment burns by several wound care formulas using our proprietary bases, such as Mucolox®, Pracasil Plus®, and other bases used to heal.

Symptom Control involves therapies for:

  • Pain management
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Dry mouth & stomatitis
  • Excessive pulmonary secretions/death rattle
  • Eadiation mucositis and proctitis
  • Wound care

Nausea control includes drugs such as ABH, which stands for ativan, benadryl and haldol This combination is very effective and can be formulated in capsules, transdermal gels, suppositories and liquids.

Pavilion Compounding Pharmacists also provide nebulized morphine used in end of life care for dyspnea. Our sterile lab provides ampules designed to be added to a lung nebulizer for breathing treatments.

Call us for details on strengths and volumes used for this treatment.