Compounding means to place together; the combining of two or more chemicals.
More than Pills and Capsules
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 of forms including:
– Topical Cream
– Topical Gel
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.
Medicine for Children
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.
Easier Patient Dosing
Sometimes patients who take many medications have difficulty remembering if they are current in their dosing. Counting pills and doing the math can be tedious. For this, we offer blister packs which make following the daily doses of pills easy. For solutions, we offer dosing syringes, which make dispensing the solution in an appropriate amount easy.
Other Reasons to Compound
– When a medicine is needed in a form not commercially available, whether tablet, capsule, suppository, or liquid.
– When a pharmaceutical Store no longer manufactures a particular medicine.
– When there is little demand for a drug and the manufacturers won’t make it.
– When a patient wants or needs preservative-free, dye-free, lactose-free, etc. medication.
– When a patient is allergic to a commercially available form of medicine.
Available Forms – Any Dose, Any Form!
– Preservative and Sugar Free Formulations
– Veterinary Formulations
– Urethral Inserts
– Homeopathic Formulations
– Lip Balms
– Otic Solutions
– Suspensions & Insufflations
– Throat Sprays
– Creams, Ointments, Sprays, Powders & Lotions
– Dental Preparations
– Hospice Consultations
– Pain Formulations
– Rectal Enemas
– Nausea Formulations
– Vaginal Creams
– Suppositories & Transdermal Gels
– Medicated Lozenges, Popsicles, Lollipops & Gummy Bears
– Nasal Sprays & Solutions
– Pediatric Formulations
– Sublingual Troches & Tablets
– Discontinued Combinations
– Delayed Formulations
– Medicated Lollipops and Popsicles