Combine Your Compounds!

Hello again from the Compound Lab!

I’m going to continue talking about how compounding can help you in surprising ways. This week, I’ll focus on combo-compounds.By combo-compounds, I mean compounds that contain one or more active ingredients. There are two main reasons why combo-compounds can be useful. First, they can be more effective than either ingredient alone. For example, one of our popular wart treatments is for a compound that contains fluorouracil 5% plus salicylic acid 40%. The salicylic acid is effective at killing the top layers of the wart, while the fluorouracil kills the wart-causing virus directly. On their own, both ingredients are likely to eventually kill a wart, but by combining them, they work faster and more thoroughly.

Secondly, combo-compounds can save you money. For most compounds, labor is the most expensive part of making them. By combining multiple compounds into a single compound, this can reduce the cost to you by almost half. We have some patients who receive hormone-replacement therapy; by combining several of their hormones into a single compound, we’ve saved them hundreds of dollars over the course of a year.These are just two examples of many that we can do. If you’re concerned your medicine isn’t working like it should—or if you’re wanting to save some extra cash—check with us and we’ll see how we can help!As always, we're available in the lab Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Or you can email me anytime at brandon.ladage@belewdrugs.com. We’d love to hear from you!


Until next time,

Brandon


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