Compounded medications are prescriptions that are written by prescribers and prepared by pharmacists—often specially trained pharmacists—for individual patients. They are not commercially available; rather, they are prescribed by a physician, dentist, veterinarian or other legally authorized prescriber and prepared by a pharmacist to meet an individual’s unique needs.
Compounded medications are necessary when:
- The patient is a child who cannot take a pill and needs a liquid version of a medication, or a smaller dose than is available through mass manufacturing.
- The patient cannot tolerate one or more of the components of a manufactured drug (such as preservatives, sugar or gluten).
- A manufacturer decides to stop making a medication for economic reasons. However, a physician believes that medication is best for his or her patient. In this case, the prescriber may write a prescription for the discontinued drug, and the compounding pharmacist can prepare it by mixing the ingredients into a form of the medication the patient can use.
- Standard treatments have failed and an alternative is needed.
- The dosage forms available may be unusable by some patients. (For example, for a patient who cannot swallow, a product that is only available as a tablet can be formulated to be absorbed through the skin, or taken as a suppository.
Commonly compounded medicines include hormone replacement therapy, pain medication for hospice patients and pediatric formulations of a variety of drugs. There are no perfect medications. The medicine or dosage form that works well on one patient for one particular condition may not work well for another patient or a different condition. This is why your physician, dentist, veterinarian or other prescriber, needs options. With each patient and each treatment, the doctor must consider and assess the risks and benefits among all of the alternatives.
We compound medications using the highest standards, pure chemicals or drugs, and contemporary technology.
- Customized Hormone Replacement
- Sterile Preparations
- Medicated Lozenges
- Topical and Oral Sprays
- Creams, Lotions and Gels
- Modified Release Doses
- Veterinary Preparations
- Alternate Dosage Forms
- Unavailable Preparations
- Hospice Formulations
- Pediatric Dosages
- Geriatric Dosages
- Nasal Sprays, Lip Balms
- Oral Troches and many more!