Compounding

Your Compounding Specialists

Pharmaceutical compounding is the science responsible for the creation of customized medication to meet specific patient needs. Compounded medications are created by combining individual ingredients in the exact strength and dosage form required by unique patient needs. Some patients are not able to swallow, walk or lift. Medications are tailored for these patients when standard marketed drugs are not an option.

Why Compounding?

There are benefits associated with compounding, many of which focus on providing patients with pharmaceutical products that have been customized to fit their own unique medical needs . Compounding is often required for medical reasons; some patients require a particular non-essential ingredient to be removed from their medication to prevent an allergic reaction. Others require compounded medication to acquire an exact dosage amount that is unique to their own personal needs and which may not be available in the available marketed drugs.

Compounding pharmacies are also used for more optional reasons. Often times, patients will need their medications in a different form. For example, if an elderly or pediatric patient has difficulty taking their medication in capsule form; a compounding pharmacist can provide the same medication in a cream base form to allow the patient to apply the medication topically, or in a syrup or solution form for easier administration.

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