Dosage Choices and the Reason to Use

There are many choices for most compounded medicines.



Prescription Dosage Choices

Hard gelatin capsules provide a versatile dosage form increasing patient acceptability and compliance. Ease of dosing, formulating and ingredient compatibility is by far the most common solid dosage form we offer. Our capsules come in a variety of colors and sizes. We even have Fun-Caps® designed to increase compliance with children, including bubble gum and mint flavored varieties. But we haven’t forgotten about our canine friends, we have bacon and beef flavored capsules for them too.

Compounded capsules provide a consistent release rate and reliability of dosing. When formulating a capsule, Pavilion Compounding Pharmacists, take into consideration each patients unique needs, including allergies, drug compatibility, diet restrictions, i.e. religious concerns, and release characteristics.

Need a lactose free, gluten free, non-gelatin formulation, we can provide your unique formulation.  

We are excited to now offer a new oral excipient to our options called Loxoral™, formulated by PCCA, our partner in compounding excellence.  Loxoral™ improves the dissolution of all types of active pharmaceutical ingredients, including poorly soluble drugs.  LoxOral™ has been tested according to United States Pharmacopeia chapter 1059 excipient performance. 

LoxOral™ contains no:

  • Gluten
  • Casein
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
  • Lactose
  • Soy
  • Dye
  • Magnesium Stearate 

The following ingredients are in LoxOral™

  Isomalt NF
  Glyceryl Behenate NF 
  Poloxamer 407 NF 
  Sodium Stearyl Fumarate NF 

Additional technical information can be obtained from PCCA's website with the following link:


Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy is one of Atlanta’s leading providers of sustained release, extended release, and modified release capsule formulations. Examples include many hormone replacement therapy formulations, including progesterone, estrone, estradiol,estriol,DHEA, and testosterone. In addition to providing a slow release of active drug, the formulation provides protection from stomach acid breakdown of the bio-identical hormone.

Many drugs are broken down by stomach acid and require formulations designed to dissolve in the higher PH of the intestines, bypassing the stomach.  Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy has the unique Delayed Release Capsules (DR) which are vegetarian and can also mask the odor and taste of bad tasting drugs.  Examples of drugs used are budesonide, 5-methytetrahydrofolate, methylcobalamin, beclomethasone, vitamins, hormones, and any drug acid sensitive.

Another unique capsule we provide are oil-filled capsules. This method offers the Medical Provider another option to give their patient alternatives to powder filled capsules. Certain drugs, such as cyclosporine for dogs and cats are absorbed better with an oil filled capsules. Allergic to peanut oil used in the commercial progesterone product, Prometrium®, no problem, another oil can be used, including almond, olive, borage, safflower, or our powder progesterone capsules.

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One of the most common topical formulations available, creams provide several important properties for drug delivery, skin protection, and other functions we at Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy can discuss  with you and your doctor.  Many of the creams that we routinely have available, have unique properties to meet a specific requirement for both physio-chemical or or therapeutic considerations.  Some topicals such as doxycycline, must be formulated in an anhydrous base which avoids water which causes a degradation of the acitve drug.

Other drugs such as are used for transdermal pain relief need to be able to penetrate the top level of the skin and deliver the medication to the site of pain or neuropathies.  In this case we want to use a high lipophilic, fat loving, formula to get through the skin.  We commonly use Lipoderm®, PCCA's well studied formula to incorporate our active drugs.  Drugs commonly used are ketoprofen, cyclobenzaprine, ketamine, gabapentin, diclofenac, baclofen, and others.

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Lollipops as a dosage form

Prescription Dosage Choices

Medicated Lollipops offer our patients one of the most unique dosage forms available. Utilizing specific custom bases allows our compounding pharmacists to provide an elegant, well-tolerated dosage form that can provide many therapeutic options.

Examples of lollipop usages are:

1)Anesthetics: using lidocaine, tetracaine,benzocaine & others for throat and mouth pain

2) Pain relief: including fentanyl, codeine, ketamine, and a wonderful combination of diphenhydramine-lidocaine-& hydrocortisone in a Sorbitol Lollipop™ base

3) Oral Thush/Antifungals: including clotrimazole, amphotericin b, miconazole, also using our Sorbitol Lollipop™.

4) Smoking Cessation: using nicotine where the lollipops provide both physical and psychological help with smoking rituals

5) Nausea relief: ondansetron, promethazine, & ginger root 200mg

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Sublingual Forms Including Troches and Rapid Dissolving Tablets

Many drugs can be formulated into an oral dosage form designed to rapidly dissolve in the mouth, under the tongue or buccal cavity.  Our Rapid Dissolve Tablets (RDT) provide advantages to children, animals, hospice patients, and any other patient that has difficulty swallowing.  Also, some drugs are better absorbed under the tongue, bypassing the stomach and liver's first pass effect.  Rapid absorption can be an advantage for many drugs, including flumazenil for hypersomnia or benzodiazepine withdrawl therapy,cisapride in cats, due to their "finicky" nature.  Many hormones, including progesterone can be formulated into a RDT.  Have a flavor you prefer? No problem, we can offer several flavors that will makie this dosge form pleasurable. 

Another version of the RDT is the slower dissolving Troches, which would then liberate the active ingredient. Drugs that are desirable can include local anesthetics, antibiotics, antifungals, hormones, pain medications, such as fentanyl and morphine. A wide variety of textures and formulas can be compounded including polyglycol or gelatin based versions and of course a wide variety of flavor profiles can be discussed to enhance compliance.



Nasal Sprays, Irrigations, Nasal Nebulizers

Nasal Spray Bottles

Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy is your local resource for ENT customized medication formulations.  Our experience in providing specialized compounds, for Ear, Nose, and Throat dosage forms is based on years of providing unique formulations. 

Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy has the essential knowledge, equipment, devices, and medications to enhance your options for treatment.
Examples of available devices include Sheehy-House powder insufflator sheehy insufflator, metered nasal spray bottles, nebulizers for nose inhalation, Grossan Hydro Pulse® Sinus Systems , NasoNeb®,squeeze jet powder puffs, otic solutions and suspensions, throat sprayers, and troche molds. We also stock the NasoPure system designed by Dr. Hana and we are happy to now provide the ChitoRhino™ system developed by Dr. Melder, utilizing chitosan, the second most abundant polysaccharide (complex sugar) on earth. Chitosan has natural antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral properties, and also decreases the biofilm to allow more effective treatments.

Our available and expanding list of drugs/chemicals includes, but is not limited to the below:

Antifungals-  nystatin, amphotericin-b, voriconazole, fluconazole, clotrimazole, miconazole, ketoconazole, itraconazole, terbinafine

Antibiotics-   gentamicin, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, tobramycin, clindamycin, amikacin, povidone, ceftriaxone, cefuroxime, mupirocin, chloramphenicol, sulfanilamide,ciprofloxacin,levofloxacin, tetracycline, doxycycline, vancomycin

Steroids- dexamethasone, triamcinolone, hydrocortisone, beclomethasone, betamethasone, fluticasone, mometasone.

Antihistamines/Mast Cell Stabilizers/Inflammation Reducers- loratadine, cetirizine, montelukast, celecoxib used for polyps.  Pavilion Compounders have several formulations using the various drugs, either as a single ingredient or in combination with one another.  

Other- Citridrops® citrus seed extract blend Citridrops, sugar-free suspension bases: especially useful when treating fungal infections , antihistamines, expectorants, oral and topical decongestants, lidocaine. Mold plates, and environmental products by MicroBalance Health Products.Microbalance Products

So let's discuss some other common dosage versions used in the Otolaryngology community:

1) Irrigation formulations which the most common being gentamicin, followed by mupirocin, sometimes with added steroids to reduce the inflammatory response and allow the medication to work better. In addition we see amphotericin B used frequently for fungal infections.  Usually the method to use this is to rinse 30ccs on each side twice daily.  Pavilion Compounding Pharmacists are very knowledgeble and experience in formulating your unique prescription according to your doctors orders.

A most exciting new base we are using is Loxasperse™, an innovative powder excipient base created for Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy for use in irrigation and nebulization formulations.  In practical terms what does this mean for you the patient or the prescriber?

1) Dispensed as a dry powder allows us to increase the beyond use date, allowing convenience, product stability, and enhanced patient compliance.  Two methods are used to dispense and formulate the medication. Either a capsule or a powder pak is utilized, making the addition of the active drug(s) uniquely easy.  

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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Pellets

Sterile Hormone Pellets offer another alternative for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. A trained physician implants tiny pellets, usually every 3 to 6 months. The sterile hormone pellets supply a steady supply of hormones without the peaks and valleys of other therapy choices. Both men and women can benefit from pellet therapy.

Pavilion Pharmacy has been compounding sterile bio-identical hormone pellets both for estradiol and testosterone for over twenty years. Many leading physicians across the country depend on Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy for quality pellets. Our pellets are sterilized by a unique method called gamma ray sterilization. This methodology provides a product that meets our criteria for safety, efficacy, and patient acceptance.

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