What is compounding?

Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized dosage forms and products that are not commercially available. Compounding is essential to the profession of pharmacy and was a standard means of providing prescription medications to patients before drugs began to be produced in mass quantities by pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Why would I need compounded preparations?

Since every patient is unique, the strength or the dosage form needs to be specially made to fit the individual therefore compounded preparations offer the patient a more unique treatment approach. We work closely with you and your physician to solve ingredient, dosage and administration problems.

Our compounding pharmacists can prepare:

  • Medications in dosage forms that are not commercially available, such as transdermal (creams, gels).
  • Capsules, tablets, troches and lollipops.
  • Suppositories, suspensions, and sublingual drops.
  • Medications free of problem-causing excipients such as alcohol, sugar, lactose, dyes, gluten and preservative free.
  • Combinations of various compatible medications into a single dosage form for easier administration and improved compliance.
  • Medications that are not commercially available.

How do I obtain a compounded preparation?

Compounded preparations require a prescription from a licensed physician or practitioner. Your physician or practitioner can simply call, mail or fax in your prescription to our pharmacists to start the process. If your physician/practitioner needs more information or consultation regarding a specific compound, possible dosage forms, and ingredients our qualified compounding pharmacists are available to consult.
In most cases our compounding pharmacists can prepare and ship your compounded medications within 24 hours. Our main goal is the satisfaction of our patients and our dedicated and professional staff is here to help with any questions you may have.

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