Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing a personalized medicine for a specific patients needs. Compounding combines the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing specially trained professionals to customize your prescription. These medications are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient and ordered by their physician. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to prepare a medication to meet their unique health issues.
Have you ever wished your child’s medicine tasted better, so they would accept it without a fuss? Or struggled to cut a prescription tablet in half because the pill wasn’t manufactured in the strength you required? Perhaps an ill loved one could have benefited from having multiple medications combined into a single dose. Compounding pharmacists provide solutions to all these problems, and more.
HOW DOES COMPOUNDING BENEFIT ME?
There are several reasons why prescribers and pharmacists provide compounded medications for patients. The primary reason for compounding is to avoid patient non-compliance, which means the patient is either unable or unwilling to use the medication as directed. Many patients are allergic to preservatives or dyes, or require a dosage that is different from the standard drug strengths.