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: