Frequently asked questions
A prescription is ordered for 5% diclofenac in different compounding base, how can I adapt the prescription to diclofenac in FoamaDerm™?
Our studies showed that diclofenac in FoamaDerm™ has better drug release profile compared to other compounding bases and a leading brand. With FoamaDerm™ there is no need to use 5% or higher concentrations of diclofenac. In our studies 2% concentration showed desirable effects. You can adapt the prescription to 2% diclofenac in FoamaDerm™ with the same direction and notify the physician. However, if you would like to try higher concentrations, up to 3% can be added to FoamaDerm™
I would like to try FoamaDerm™ for my patients, can I request free sample to be sent to me?
Absolutely, if you are a healthcare professional you can request a free sample by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, since FoamaDerm™ does not contain any active ingredients, diclofenac or any other ingrediet(s) has to be added before giving it to patients.
What is the expiry of FoamaDerm™?
Our studies showed that FoamaDerm™ is stable for over 14 months at room temperature.
What is the beyond use date of diclofenac in FoamaDerm™?
How is the base preserved?
What are the available bottle sizes of FoamaDerm™?
Currently FoamaDerm™ is available in 50g, 100g and 200g pre-filled bottles and 1L bulk bottle.
How can my pharmacy order FoamaDerm™?
Pharmacies in Alberta and BC can order FoamaDerm™ from Imperial Distributors Canada Inc. We are working with other distributors to have the base available to you through other distributors too.
Is FoamaDerm™ available in US and Europe?
Currently FoamaDerm™ is available only in Canada.
How long does it take to compound diclofenac in FoamaDerm™?
It depends on the diclofenac source you are using. Normally the drug dissolves within 15-20 minutes. However, we saw few cases, where more time was needed.
Can we add other ingredients to FoamaDerm™?
Following ingredients can be added to FoamaDerm™:
Can I compound higher concentration of diclofenac in FoamaDerm™?
You can add up to 3% diclofenac to FoamaDerm™. There is no need to use higher concentrations. Patients showed satisfactory results with 2% diclofenac in FoamaDerm™.
Can I compound other NSAIDs in FoamaDerm™?
Yes, ketoprofen can be added up to 3% to FoamaDerm™. No other NSAIDs tested with FoamaDerm™.