The importance of compounding vehicles
There are many ways to administer medicine, and oral administration is the most common route due to its many benefits. It is non-invasive, cost-effective, more comfortable than other routes, and the patient can administer the medicine themselves. However, it also comes with challenges like the need for dosing adjustment, allergies and intolerances, and patients with (severe) dysphagia, or patients on an enteral feeding tube. In those cases, the compounding pharmacist will prepare the medication with an oral suspending vehicle. Oral vehicles are types of liquid solutions for administration of medication. Fagron’s range of oral suspending vehicles, SyrSpend® SF, offers a solution for different patient groups by providing pharmaceutical stability, dosage consistency, and patient comfort with each preparation.