Compounding is the Art and Science of Creating Personalized Medications
Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.
Compounding also allows the patient to get medications in different dosage forms. Medications can be customized to the patient’s needs by making them into capsules, troches (lozenges), creams, suppositories and other dosage forms (even lollipops!). If a special need is present, a compounded medication could be the answer.
When would compounding be used to help treat patients?
- Flavoring A-Z: Almond to Wintergreen and everything in between.
- Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement for Men and Women
- Compounding for Dentists/Dental Procedures
- Family Practice
- Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement
- Fungal Infections
- Mouth Ulcers
- Sports Injuries
- Sore Throat
- Bad Breath
- Anal Fissures
- And More!
- Hospice Medicine
- Pediatric Needs
- Veterinary Needs
The Patient-Pharmacist-Physician Triad
Prescription compounding is a rapidly growing component of many prescribers’ practices. But in today’s world of aggressive marketing by drug manufacturers, some may not realize the extent of compounding’s resurgence in recent years.
Ask your prescriber about personalized medicine. Then get in touch with us, a compounding pharmacy that is committed to providing high-quality compounded medications in the dosage form and strength prescribed by the healthcare provider.
A compounding pharmacist can consult with your healthcare provider about ways to personalize a medication to meet your needs. Through the triad relationship of patient, physician and pharmacist, all three can work together to solve unique medical problems.
Wishing you well….Gail