We can compound prescription medications that adhere to the inside of the mouth, forming a protective barrier to help prevent further irritation and allow the area to heal. By putting medications in a base that adheres to the oral mucosa (lining of the mouth), we can increase the contact time between the medicine and the oral tissue. For patients with allergies, we can compound the medications to be free of gluten, casein, dye, and parabens; and we can flavor medications based on patient preference.
Muco-adhesive preparations are ideal for:
- Oral rinses or mouthwashes
- Covering oral ulcerations
- Lip therapy
Dentists and physicians can work with our compounding pharmacist to determine the most appropriate strength of medication(s) to best help each patient. Medications that can be added to a muco-adhesive base include topical anesthetics and other types of pain relievers, anti-virals, and healing agents.
If you have lesions inside your mouth or on your lips that are a recurring problem, or slow to heal, ask our compounding professionals for more information about how we can help!