Compounding is the preparation of a customized medication to solve a problem or meet a specific patient need.
Perhaps a patient has a gluten allergy or can not swallow pills. Perhaps a patient needs a medicine that is in short supply. For whatever reason, many people require a medicine that is not a mass-produced medication.
Compounding medications may have special flavorings, dosage forms that are unique, or innovative delivery methods. Compounding pharmacists work with the doctors like the OB/GYN, the Family Physician, the Internist, the entolomologist or other speciality physician to provide health care through customized solutions for specific patient needs.
Compounding is a great option to consider for people who:
- Have allergies to common mass-produced medicine fillers (casein, gluten, dyes, etc.)
- Aren’t taking medication as prescribed due to unpleasant side effects or lack of improvement
- Need custom medicine strengths and dosage forms (like creams or suppositories or troches)
For the patient, compounding can be life-changing, even lifesaving. For the pharmacist and doctor, finding a medicine solutcon for a patient’s healthcare needs is satisfying and rewarding.
Community pharmacy is an accredited compounding pharmacy. Our Community Pharmacy pharmacists are prepared to help you with personalized healthcare needs.