We produce unique dosage forms based on patient preferences and/or restrictions. Examples include dye-free, preservative-free, alcohol-free, and/or sugar-free forms of medications.
What is compounding?
Compounding provides an innovative way for pharmacists to customize medications to fit the needs of their patients. The art of compounding utilizes modern medicine while still holding true to the roots of the profession of pharmacy.
Compounding is for you if...
- If you are allergic to an inactive ingredient, such as a preservative or dye, our pharmacist can make that medication without that ingredient.
- If your child cannot swallow pills, we can make a liquid option.
- If you take hormones, your body may react better to bioidentical hormone therapy.
Talk to our pharmacist about using compounding to tailor your medication to your unique needs. Together with your doctor, we can find a treatment that works for you.
Non-sterile compounding is the most popular kind of compounding
In the compound pharmacy world, the difference between compounding is more nuanced than most people typically understand. Sterile compounded medications are intended to be used as injections, infusions, or application to the eye. Non-sterile medications include the production of solutions, suspensions, ointments, creams, powders, suppositories, capsules, and tablets.
Is Compounding safe?
Compounding is a safe practice. In particular, compounding is safe because formulas are created to meet specific patient’s needs. For this reason, compounded drugs are not intended for mass production or consumption, but one unique individual. Patients who have any questions about what compounding means should talk to a healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Quality and safety
The quality of any medication is essential to treating an illness safely. When healthcare providers prescribe a compounded drug, this is to make sure that the medicine will be safest and most effective for a specific patient. Pharmacists who create these medications are specifically trained to put together these prescriptions. Compound pharmacies have on both the state and federal level. To learn more about compounding and sterile versus non-sterile classifications, speak with a pharmacist.