What is Compounding?

 

   Compounding is essentially preparing customized medications to meet each patient's specific needs.  This is done by using raw chemicals and other ingredients to produce medications that meet the unique and/or specific needs of the patient based on any number of factors such as age, weight, route of administration, hormone levels, etc.  These preparations are made by a pharmacist according to a doctor's specifications.

  The demand for professional compounding has increased as healthcare professionals and patients realize that the limited number of strengths and dosage forms that are commercially available do not meet the needs of many patients.

 


Our compounding professionals can prepare:

 

• unique dosage forms containing the best dose of medication for each individual.


• medications in dosage forms that are not commercially available, such as transdermal gels, creams, ointments, suppositories, and lollipops to name just a few.


• medications free of problem-causing excipients such as dyes, sugar, lactose, or alcohol.


• and a host of other preparations for a variety of therapies.


 

Compounding is also about problem solving.  Sometimes a patient presents with a unique issue that requires thinking outside the box to treat.  We work with you and your physician to come up with the best solution for your health.


Our practice is a proud member of the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) and the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacies (IACP).


Please look at the list on the right to see only a sampling of what we can do. 

Pediatric
Veterinary
Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)
Pain Management
Palliative Care
Sports Medicine
Infertility
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