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La Quinta Pharmacy
43875 Washington St., Suite A
Palm Desert, CA 92211
 

 

Phone:  (760) 777-9902
Fax: (760) 777-9820
Store Hours
Monday - Friday:  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 

Interested in our other locations?
Fireside Pharmacy
Las Palmas Pharmacy

 

Wound Care

Per a prescription order, a formulation can be compounded to contain the proper combination of active ingredients, in the most appropriate base, to treat a specific type of wound. We customize medications to meet each individual’s specific needs.

For example, the choice of cream, ointment, or gel can be clinically significant. Each time a wound needs to be cleaned, there is the potential for disruption of new tissue growth. Gels, which are more water soluble than creams or ointments, may be preferable for wound use because a gel can be rinsed from the wound by irrigation.  Ointments may contain polyethylene glycol (PEG), which can be absorbed from open wounds and damaged skin. If the wound is quite large and too much PEG is absorbed, it can lead to renal toxicity.

Another useful dosage form is the “polyox bandage” - which can be puffed onto a wound and will adhere even if exudate is present.   A polyox bandage can be compounded to contain the active ingredient(s) of your choice.  

 

 

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