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Compounding Medications

What is Compounding? 
              

Pharmacy compounding is the preparation of a customized dosage form and/or prescribed medication to meet an individual patient's or physician's needs.  These medications are prescribed by a physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, veterinarian, dentist, or other prescribing practitioner, and compounded by a state-licensed pharmacist.  A growing number of people and animals have unique health needs that off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all prescription medicines cannot meet.  For them, customized medications are the only way to better health.  

 

Why Compounding?

  • When needed medications are discontinued by or generally unavailable from pharmaceutical companies, often because the medications are no longer profitable to manufacture;
  • When the patient is allergic to certain preservatives, dyes, or binders in available off-the-shelf medications;
  • When treatment requires tailored dosage strengths for patients with unique needs (for example, an infant);
  • When a pharmacist can combine several medications a patient is taking to increase compliance;
  • When a patient cannot ingest the medication in its commercially available form and a pharmacist can prepare the medication in cream, liquid or other form that the patient can easily take; and
  • When medications require flavor additives to make them more palatable for some patients, most often, children.  


We have the ability to help licensed medical providers in the following specialties with their compounding needs:

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Dental
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Practice
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hormone Replacement
  • Hospice
  • Internal Medicine
  • Men's Health
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatrics
  • Podiatry & Wound Care
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology
  • Veterinary Medicine

Typically for human patients some therapeutic areas where compounding is often needed are:

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women and Men
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Female Libido
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & Urogenital Pain
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Autism
  • Weight Loss
  • Anti-Aging
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Pain Management
  • Migraine Headache
  • Chronic Dry Eye
  • Psoriasis & Eczema
  • Nail Fungus

Commonly Prescribed Dosage Forms:

  • Capsules
  • Topical Creams
  • Topical Gels
  • Ointments
  • Oral Solutions, Emulsions and Suspensions
  • Troches
  • Suppositories
  • Rapid Dissolve Tabs
  • Sterile Injections
  • Sterile Eye Drops
  • Sterile Inhalations