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Pharmacy-Prepared Compounded Solutions for Older Patients in Long-Term Care: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: January 28, 2016
Project Number: RA0829-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of pharmacist-prepared compounded solutions or suspensions for patients who are unable to take oral medications?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of compounded oral solutions or suspensions for patients who are unable to take oral medications?

Key Message

No health technology assessments, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, or non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of pharmacist-prepared compounded solutions or suspensions for patients who are unable to take oral medications. No evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of compounded oral solutions or suspensions for patients who are unable to take oral medications.