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Wedgewood Pharmacy Compounds Gentamicin (as Sulfate) 40mg/ml Injection Solution During Manufacturer


(Swedesboro NJ, July 22,2011) While Gentamicin (as Sulfate) 40mg/ml Injection Solution is on extended backorder from the manufacturer, Wedgewood Pharmacy will compound this preparation in 2ml vials. Compounded Gentamicin from Wedgewood Pharmacy meets US Pharmacopoeia guidelines <795> and <797> for compounding non-sterile and sterile preparations.

Gentamicin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic, frequently prescribed to treat many types of bacterial infections.

During backorders or other shortages of commercially available medications, compounding pharmacies like Wedgewood Pharmacy are able to compound alternatives so that treatment regimens can continue uninterrupted.

Al Salciunas, Wedgewood Pharmacy’s human health product manager said, “A manufacturer backorder or commercial unavailability of a medication does not lessen a practitioner’s need for that medication as a treatment option. As a compounding pharmacy, we are able to provide Gentamicin so physicians can ensure the treatments they need are available for their patients.”

A compounding pharmacy creates customized medications for individual patients in response to a licensed practitioner’s prescription. Wedgewood Pharmacy is one of the largest compounding pharmacies in the United States, serving more than 25,000 prescribers of compounded medications. It is located in Swedesboro NJ and licensed throughout the United States. To learn more about compounding, visit wedgewoodrx.com/patients/facts-about-compounding.html.

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