Compounding is the preparation of a customized medication
Compounding is used to solve a patient’s problem by meeting specific prescription needs. Compounding pharmacists work together with both prescribers and their patients to develop the most appropriate therapy for each person.
Not all pharmacies compound. Compounding requires specialized equipment and chemicals that are not available in most pharmacies. Compounding pharmacists must undergo extensive training in modern compounding techniques and attend continuing education seminars regularly.
How can compounding benefit you? Compounding allows a pharmacist to customize medications into a variety of different dosage forms, strengths, and flavors. For example, if you are intolerant to certain dyes or preservatives in medications, we, with a prescription from your doctor, can make these medications for you preservative and dye-free.
Compounding: various types of dosage strengths and forms. Our pharmacists can customize medication strengths to meet the unique dosing needs of all our customers. This helps avoid the hassle of cutting tablets into halves or even fourths.
For those who have difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules, we may be able to compound a pleasantly flavored liquid that is easy to swallow or even a transdermal gel that can be rubbed into the skin. we can compound a variety of different dosage forms, such as:
- Nasal sprays
For children who give you a hard time about taking “yuky” medication, we may be able to flavor the prescription (i.e., bubble gum, cherry, grape, etc.) to make it more enjoyable. With over 100 available flavors, you’ll have no trouble finding one your child will love.
Have your prescribed meds been discontinued?
Our compounding pharmacists can help. With a physician’s prescription, we can compound many medications that have been discontinued commercially for patients who continue to require them.
For more information on the many different ways we can help, feel free to give our compounding pharmacists a call at 716.332.2288 or toll free at 800.355.1112.