Podiatrists and other health care professionals encounter numerous problems that may be helped with compounded medications. By using compounded medications, many patients have experienced resolution of problems that are difficult to treat, or have significantly reduced or eliminated the side effects of systemically administered medications. Unlike the traditional retail pharmacy, Allz Well works with prescribers and their patients to provide customized solutions to complicated medical situations.
Athlete’s foot and onychomycosis (fungal nail) are common problems. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents such an Ibuprofen, alone or in combination with azoles in the treatment of candidosis, are found to be effective when applied topically, taking advantage of the compounded drug’s antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
Skin and Foot Wounds
Pressure sores and wounds are likely to heal faster if treated with medications that improve capillary blood flow. Calluses and severely dry skin and calluses can be treated with topicalmoisturizers such as silicone or urea. Allz Well uses machinery that enables us to compound formulations containing much higher concentrations of urea. Plantar fasciitis and warts are some other problems that can be helped with customized medications.Wound care is critical, and especially in patients that are immune-compromised or with peripheral vascular dise, because of the risk of loss of morbidity or death. Allz Well can assist the prescriber identify an effective base to facilitate being able to heal wounds using topical preparations only unless the patient has underlying health problems.
The use of urea plasters is a significantly less expensive alternative non-surgical removal of traumatized, dystrophic, or diseased nails. These plasters can treat several nails at the same time and, because the risk of infection or hemorrhage is considerably reduced, it is ideal for treating diabetic patients and other patients with peripheral neuropathy.
Transdermal Therapy to Decrease Side Effects
Many medications that reduce inflammation, relieve pain and are skeletal muscle relaxants have undesirable side effects such as drowsiness and gastrointestinal discomfort. When these same medications are administered transdermally, the result can be a reduction in the severity of side effects and enhanced therapeutic benefit. So, for example, muscle relaxants can be added to transdermal bases to minimize the risk of drowsiness, while non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs administered topically can lead to higher medication concentrations in the tissues with lower systemic exposure.
Multiple medications can be combined into a single dosage form for ease of administration, achieving a synergistic benefit because of the combination therapy. Penetrant enhancers can be added to improve the extent of absorption of topically applied medications.