Compounding

Compounding
What is Compounding?

Compounding is the process of mixing drugs by a specially trained professional to fit the unique needs of a patient. Compounding was a standard means of providing prescription medications before drugs began to be produced in mass quantities by pharmaceutical manufacturers. Today, compounding is still fundamental to the profession of pharmacy and the demand for compounded medications is increasing. Patients and healthcare professionals realize that the strengths and dosage forms of commercially available medications are limited and do not always meet the special needs of many patients.

A physician can prescribe an individually compounded medication for a patient with an unusual health need. This allows the physician to tailor a prescription to each individual.

Our compounding pharmacists can prepare:

  • Medications for patients requiring limited dosage strengths, such as a very small dose for an infant.
  • Unique dosage forms that are not commercially available, such as troches, transdermal gels, lollipops, and chewies.
  • Medications that are allergen-free, such as one without gluten, alcohol, or color dyes.
  • Combinations of various compatible medications into a single dosage for form more convenient administration and better patient compliance.
  • Medications for patients who need drugs that have been discontinued by pharmaceutical companies because of low profitability.