Podiatry Compounding


If you are like most people, you tend to take your feet for granted and forget just how important the feet are to your health and how your feet may be affected by other medical conditions you may have. With poor foot health, simply moving around, going to work, getting normal activities done can be quite challenging. Many patients suffering from medical conditions like arthritis and diabetes often suffer from foot ailments. Fortunately, podiatric physicians can help. Podiatry is the branch of medicine that deals almost exclusively with the foot, ankle and lower leg.

How can compounds help?

Compounded formulations provide innovative solutions to challenging medical situations involving the treatment of foot and leg issues.

  • Topical, transdermal therapy can decrease systemic exposure and significantly reduce the risk of undesirable side effects of certain medications such as drowsiness, gastrointestinal upset or bleeding.
  • Compatible medications can be combined into a single formulation for ease of administration.
  • Some compounded formulations solve nail removal problems. For example, urea plasters, a non-surgical treatment for nail removal, are less costly, essentially painless, and reduce the risk of infection or hemorrhage.
Reviewed: September 24, 2014
Reviewed by:  Beth Bolt, RPh
Source: RxWiki
Managing Editor: Anyssa Garza, PharmD