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What is Compounding

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.

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