As well as compounding non-sterile products such as creams and oral liquids, we are equipped with a sterile hood in order to prepare many sterile products such as those listed below:
Eye and Ear Preparations
Eye and ear drops alike must be made in a sterile environment. We prepare these types of formulations for both humans and animals!
HPTP or Home Parenteral Therapy Program is a program which allows patients to receive intravenous (IV) medications in the comfort of their home after being discharged from the hospital or instead of being admitted to the hospital to receive treatment. At Stafford Pharmacy we prepare IV antibiotics to treat severe infections.
Medications for Injection
Many medications must be administered by injection. We are able to create an injectable formulation for medications that may not be commercially available in this dosage form. As well, due to wide ranging and longer term drug shortages of many medications including those administered by injection. Recently we have been called on to prepare diazepam iv solution; midazolam injection; phenobarbital injection solution to name a few that became unavailable due to single source supply within Canada.
For some patients it can be difficult to draw medications up into syringes for administration by injection. At Stafford Pharmacy we offer a pre-filling service. We will draw up the required amount of medication into syringes for each dose. The patient no longer has to worry about how to draw the correct amount of medication into the syringe. Examples of medications that we often pre-fill for clients are insulin (for diabetes) and methotrexate (for Crohn’s and other disease). We also offer safe disposal of needles in safety containers. Don’t put used needles in the garbage, return to our pharmacy for proper disposal. Please ask pharmacy staff about this service and if it could benefit you!