What is Compounding?
"The preparation, mixing, assembling, altering, packaging, and labeling of a drug, drug-delivery device, or device in accordance with a licensed practitioner's prescription, medication order, or initiative based on the practitioner-patient-pharmacist-compounder relationship in the course of professional practice.” — United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) 795.
Compounding gives a new way for pharmacists to provide their patients with medications that fit their exact needs. The process of compounding utilizes modern medicines while still staying true to the basis of the Pharmaceutical profession.
Pharmacies that do compounding are able to produce unique dosages based on the patient’s preferences and/or restrictions.
The purpose of compounding is to form a specialized medication for the patient that not currently available.
As one of the few pharmacies, which offer compounding locally, we provide a variety of ways that make digesting medication easier:
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Medications that are compounded and given to patients are through a valid patient-specific prescription. Compounded medicines are typically safe and effective for most of the people who have discussed compounding with their doctors.
The relationship of compounding always includes the patient, physician, and the pharmacist to provide an alternative treatment option if current methods are causing patient discomfort to the patient. There’s always A Better Way!