Compounded preparations, in formulations ranging from oral solutions to rectal suppositories, can help patients with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders and improve quality of life.

By working closely with your compounding pharmacists, your practitioner can prescribe medications for the following gastrointestinal conditions:

  • Anal fissures
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)
  • Canker sores
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea

How can compounds help?

Indigestion, characterized by upper abdominal fullness and/or pain, heartburn, nausea, and belching, is frequently caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or gastritis. When antacids alone or other treatments fail, a “G.I. cocktail”, a general term for a mixture of liquid antacid, viscous lidocaine, and an anticholinergic drug, may provide relief for indigestion.

Whether you are suffering from opioid-induced constipation or indigestion, or another gastrointestinal condition, your compounding pharmacist may be able to prepare medications unique to you and your needs and get you feeling better in no time.

Reviewed: September 30, 2014
Reviewed by: Beth Bolt, RPh
Source: RxWiki
Managing Editor: Anyssa Garza, PharmD