What is Pharmacy Compounding?

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Pharmacy compounding is the process of preparing personalized medications for patients. Physicians may prescribe an individually compounded medication for a patient with an unusual health need or as an alternative to commercially manufactured medications.

Compounding medications are frequently used for:

  • Patients who cannot take commercially manufactured prescriptions and require a personalized formulation
  • Patients requiring customized dosage strengths, such as a small dose for infants and children
  • Patients who are unable to take a prescription in its manufactured form, such as turning a tablet into a liquid or a transdermal gel for people who cannot swallow pills. Patients with special dietary needs, such as allergen-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, carb-free or without colored dyes
  • Patients whose prescriptions are in low supply or are no longer being manufactured
  • Veterinary medicine for a change in dose, form or flavor
  • Many types of hormone replacement therapy
  • Patients who are taking multiple medications and are looking for a way to simplify things

Personalized Consultations

Compounded medications are prescribed by a physician and are tailored for each individual patient’s needs. Individual ingredients are mixed together by the pharmacist to meet the exact strength and dosage type prescribed by the doctor.

Personalized consultations with the pharmacist, physician and patient provide the pharmacist with the information needed to determine which compounding ingredient(s) is best for your unique situation. Compounded medications

  • Customized dosage strengths – customized dosage strengths
  • Dosage types – medications can be prepared in the form of a liquid, capsule, troche, ointment, cream, gel, or suppository which can increase absorption and make the treatment more effective while decreasing side effects
  • Personalized Ingredients – addresses the needs if of patients with allergies or sensitivities to particular dyes, preservatives, or fillers
  • Flavors – makes the flavor more tolerable (especially for young children)

We specialize in creating customized medications that through precise processes, deliver a quality product designed appropriately to suit a patient’s unique needs. Contact us at 201-997-8200 to learn more about the benefits of pharmacy compounding.