Compounding pharmacists can use a combination of emollient bases like petrolatum, beeswax, shea butter, aloe vera & others in a lip balm to give it moisturizing properties. Any number of medications can be added to the lip balm to help sooth the lips. Common medications in lip balms include sunscreens, pain relievers, antivirals, antibiotics & anti-inflammatories.
Medication sticks are used to deliver topical medications to areas of the body other than the lips. These are compounded in small sizes (i.e. size of a lip balm) or larger sticks (i.e. size of a deodorant stick). Any medication that the doctor wants to use topically in a convenient format can be produced in a medication stick. They can be used for pain relievers & muscle relaxants to rub directly on the muscles. Prescription strength antiperspirants can also be formulated. Other possible ingredients include heel moisturizers, antifungals, sunscreens & insect repellants.
Your compounding pharmacist will work with you & your physician to develop the product that suits your needs.
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