What is a Compounding Pharmacy?

Meeting patient's individual needs

Today, when you get a prescription filled, you simply take your prescription to the pharmacy, where in turn, they give you the correct dosage that you need. This has not always been the case. Nearly a century ago, when a patient needed a prescription filled it was a very different process than it is today. The patient would take the prescription to the pharmacist, where they would have to individually mix the drug with precise measurements of ingredients.

This is called compounding your medications. This is individually formulating your medicine to meet specific health care issues of each patient. Determining a patients individual needs is crucial. Because of this, a close relationship between the patient, physician and the pharmacist is critical.

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Benefits of Compounding

There are many reasons why compounding is still an ideal method today. By compounding medicines, it gives the patients the personalised care that they need.

Change the strength of the medication

Change the form of the prescription to make it easier to digest

Add flavour to make it better tasting

Get commercially unavailable prescriptions

Make liquid dosage forms of solid medication

Eliminate dyes or preservatives

Order medication tailored specifically to your needs

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