Oncology & Hospice




Hospice patients are special patients with special needs. At Southern Maryland Compounding Center understand those needs and we work closely with Hospice organizations to help manage patient’s symptoms through custom medications. Sometimes simply reducing the number of medications a patient is taking by combining several medications into one easy-to-take dosage form like a suspension, suppository, or transdermal cream can greatly affect the quality of the patient’s life. Or, if the patient has uncontrollable pain, sometimes a combination of different pain medications makes all the difference in controlling that pain.


Our pharmacists are trained to provide patient education and counseling to help ensure the highest level of treatment success and patient safety.  We work with the Oncologist and other healthcare professionals in a team effort to assure cancer patients receive safe, efficient, quality care. 

Here are a few examples of commonly compounded formulations in the field of Oncology, Hematology & Radiation Therapy:

Radiation Burn Cream/Ulcer Cream

The compound contains Ketoprofen, Lidocaine, Aloe Vera, Phenytoin, Misoprostol in an emollient cream base.


Mouth Ulcers

Magic Mouthwash or Medicated Lollipops


Nausea & Vomiting

Suppositories, troches, suspensions, transdermal gels 
Compounds containing Promethazine, Prochlorperazine, ABHR, ABHR with Dexamethasone, 
Scopolamine.-  Can be in Suppositories, Transdermal, Patches, Lollipops, Sublingual drops.
Excess Salivation

Oral rinses, capsules, liquids 
Pain -

Transdermal gels, suppositories, sustained-release capsules, troches, topical gels, injectables 
Fentanyl lollipops, Ketamine Transdermal Creams, Gabapentin Transdermal Creams, NSAIDS,  Nasal Sprays with Fentanyl or Hydromorphone 
Neuropathic Pain-Transdermal gels


Suppositories, rectal gels, transdermal gels
Dry Mouth

Saliva substitute gels and liquids, saliva stimulant troches, sprays, capsules

Lollipops, troches, oral rinses, topical bases

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