At the heart of hospice care is the strong belief that each person has the right to die pain-free and with dignity. In many cases, care is provided in the patient's home with a loved one serving as the primary caregiver. Pharmacists play a major role in the hospice environment, as caring for the hospice patient generally centers around providing comfort by using pharmaceuticals to relieve and manage symptoms. Every individual is unique, and experiences during the end of life vary. Common symptoms experienced during end-of-life care include pain, nausea/vomiting, difficulty taking medications, diarrhoea, constipation, bedsores and anxiety. In hospice care, the goal is often to relieve as much pain as possible without causing excessive sedation or adverse side effects. Our Hospice and compounding pharmacy staff works with physicians and the family to tailor medication therapy to the hospice patient's individual needs. Compounding medication pharmacies helps to resolve your problem using Hospice Pharmacy services & compounded medicines that are customized and prepared for you.
Our Hospice and Compounding Pharmacy work effectively with a range of symptoms, naming a few below:
Alternative dosages for Hospice
In cases where hospice patients have difficulty swallowing Custom Rx Pharmacy is often able to put the required medication into forms that are easier for the patient to tolerate. Some patients prefer flavoured lozenges, lollipops, or troches. A troche is administered by placing the troche under the tongue or between the cheek and gum where it slowly melts and releases the medication. The drug is then absorbed through the many blood vessels under the tongue. Custom Rx can also make transdermal gels and creams that can carry the medication through the skin or put the medication into effervescent powders, suppositories, or suspensions.
Variations in strength
Compounding Pharmacy For Hospice Care gives patients access to dosage strengths that are not commercially available and takes into consideration the fact that patient's vary in both size and medication tolerance. Through compounding, a physician and pharmacist can design a medication to the exact dosage needed by the patient.