What is compounding? 

Compounding gives the pharmacist the means to customize medication to meet the individual needs of each patient.

Have you or a loved one ever had difficulty taking medication?

You’re not alone. Many people experience issues such as these:

  • Upset stomach when taking oral medication

  • Reluctance to take the medication due to its taste

  • Difficulty swallowing pills

  • Requiring a different dose of medication than that which is available from a manufacturer

  • Patients who don’t want to take medication at all, especially children or pets​​​

Benefits of Compounding

Make Medication Thats Difficult
to Find or Discontinued

Sometimes a large pharmaceutical manufacturer discontinues a medication. Often this happens because not enough patients are taking the drug, So it is unprofitable to keep mass-producing it.

​But what about the patients who still need that drug? Hundreds or even thousands of patients still may need that medication.​

How Is This Done?

A compounding pharmacist can create a personalized medication, formulated to give the patient the treatment they need while leaving out the problematic ingredient.


Make Medication Allergy-Friendly

A patient may be allergic to or intolerant of an ingredient commonly found in the commercially manufactured form of a medication. Ingredients that may be allergy-inducing include:

  • Lactose

  • Preservatives

  • Dyes

  • Gluten

  • Sugar