Compounding - to place together; the combining of two or more chemicals.
Compounding pharmacies are different from traditional pharmacies in that we tailor our medications to meet the specific needs of the patient. For example, where a commercial medication may be available only as a tablet, we can often offer the same medication in a wider variety forms:
Sometimes a patient needs a medication in a strength that isn't available commercially. This requires the patient to divide pills or take the medication more often. As a compounding pharmacy, we can adjust the medication's strength to better fit the patient. For example, if a pill is available only in a 5mg strength, and the physician prescribes a 2.5mg dose, the patient is left to cutting the pill. As a compounding pharmacy, we can create capsules with the 2.5mg dosage. No more dividing pills.
Pediatric medicine is one of our specialties. We all know how difficult it can be to administer medications to children. Many antibiotics, taken orally, have a horribly bitter taste. As a compounding pharmacy, we are able to add flavorings to these medications to make them more palatable, and thus easier for the child to take. Some medications can also be compounded as lollipops, providing another way of getting the child the medicine he/she needs.
To learn more about compounding, call 337-436-7216 now. Our experienced pharmacist will answer all of your questions.