What is compounding?

Compounding is the Art and Science of Creating Personalized Medications

Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are "made from scratch" - individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient's specific needs.

What are the benefits of Compounding?

  • Custom Formulation
    • The patient and the health care provider can create their own treatment order using any delivery system they choose. Often times, a customary dosage form (tablet or capsule) is not compatible with the patient. For those patients, we can convert medication to other dosage forms such as liquids, creams, and suppositories.

      • Dosage Variation (Strength)
        • As medication needs change or side effects occur; practitioners can adjust the dosage of compounded medications for optimal treatment.

          • Preservative Free and Allergy Free Formulations
            • Compound medications can be created without adding excipients and preservatives which are found in most commercial preparations.

              Is a Prescription required?

              Yes, a prescription is required. The individual ingredients may or may not be restricted prescriptions items. However, anything compounded must be prescribed.

              How long will it take to make my compounded medication?

              We ask that you allow up to 3 working days for us to formulate your individualized medications.

              "Our compounding specialists work together with patients and prescribers to provide customized bio-identical hormone replacement therapy that provides the needed hormones in the most appropriate strength and dosage form to meet each person's specific needs. Hormone replacement therapy should be initiated carefully after a person's medical and family history has been reviewed. Every person is unique and will respond to therapy in their own way. Close monitoring and medication adjustments are essential."

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