Prescription compounding is the art and science of customizing a specific drug for a patient. The drug is tailored to meet their individual needs as prescribed by the physician. Compounding is not new to pharmacy. In the early 1900′s most drugs were compounded by a pharmacist or physician. During the 1950′s, drug manufacturing made way for mass production of prescriptions. Drug companies flooded the marked with new products and discoveries that have changed medicine forever. They are continually striving to make advances to treat and cure diseases.
Almost any drug can be compounded. Typically drugs that are not commercially available are custom made by the pharmacist to treat a specific patients condition. These types of medications range from creams and ointments to medicated lollipops and beef flavored medicated dog chews. Applications include: hospice, dermatology, veterinary, pediatric, dental, medication flavoring, hormone replacement therapy, chronic pain management, and non-compliant patient
How does compounding benefit me?
Compounded prescriptions are prepared just for you. They are custom made for strength, delivery system, flavor, color, etc. They are extremely helpful in the patients that are non-compliant, or those who have allergies to dye, preservatives, and/or flavorings. Common examples of compounded prescriptions are: Topical Anti-Nausea Gel, Sublingual Tablets, Oral Suspensions, Oral solutions, Topical Anti-Itch Creams and Ointments Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you would benefit from a compounded prescription.