Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications to meet the unique needs of a specific patient. It solves patient medication problems by using the finest ingredients to formulate medications in the optimal strength and dosage forms. Our compounding laboratory contains equipment to compound each medication to the prescriber’s exact specifications.
How does compounding benefit me?
Working with your healthcare provider, a compounding pharmacist can:
- change the dosage form
- adjust the strength of your medication so that it meets your specific needs
- combine medications in one easy to use form if compatible
- minimize side effects especially for elderly and hospice patients
- formulate medications that are no longer manufactured commercially in some cases
- add flavor to your medication to make it more palatable for children and animals
Is compounding legal? Is it safe?
The food and drug administration has stated that compounded prescriptions are both ethical and legal. They must be prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a specific patient and compounded by a licensed pharmacy. In addition, compounding is regulated by state boards of pharmacy.
Is compounding expensive?
Compounding may cost more or less than conventional medication it depends on factors such as the type of ingredients and equipment as well as the time required for the pharmacist to research and prepare the medication.