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Treating Chronic Sinusitis with Compounded Medications

Tuesday, October 29, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Submitted by Suzanne Rosenburg/Community Compounding Pharmacy

Living in the Northwest, doctors see many patients who have chronic sinusitis. This can be due to bacterial or fungal infections that oral medications are not able to effectively treat.  Compounding pharmacies offer a topical treatment which is a nasal lavage that is both safe and effective for patients who are dealing with chronic sinusitis.  These treatments are only to be used as a secondary treatment after oral treatments have been tried and patients are still experiencing symptoms.

These treatments typically contain various medications such as antifungal, antibiotic, antihistamine, low doses of steroids and herbs that can sooth the nasal canal. They can be made in whatever combination determined to best serve the patient. This prescription is dispensed in a capsule form that the patient opens up and mixes with distilled water and buffers salts and used as a nasal irrigation twice a day. This delivery system is a more effective application then a spray and can actually bathe the sinus cavity with the medications. Below are a few formulas that have been used often and with great success.

Antibacterial/Antifungal

Levofloxacin 100mg

Amphotericin 25mg

EDTA 75mg

Ketotifen 0.5mg

Mupirocin 50mg

Anti-inflammatory/Antihistamine

Budesonide 0.5mg

Ketotifen 0.5mg

Aloe 5mg

Article submitted by Community Compounding Pharmacy – an OANP partner since 2015. For more information contact: rxinfo@communitycmpd.com


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