As a provider, when treating wounds or serious injuries, you want to ensure you properly treat the wound in order to obtain the best outcomes. Customized medication becomes important when treating wounds because the choice of medication, as well as the formulation used (e.g., creams, ointments, gels) will affect the healing process.
Examples of compounded medications for wound care may include:
- Topical antibiotic solutions to be used during the healing process
- Papain/Urea Ointment for wound debridement
- Topical Phenytoin for ulcer healing
Topical compounds may include any of the following ingredients: Misoprostol, Metronidazole, Phenytoin, and Lidocaine.
Compounds may be made in a variety of combinations and may depend if there are pain and odor associated with the wound.