What Are The Benefits of Compounding?

A one-size-fits-all approach to medications doesn’t always work, and this is where we can help!

Sometimes you need a prescription tailored to your personal health needs. Perhaps you need a different form of the medication or have an allergy to an ingredient in the standard formulation. That’s where compounding comes in. A compounding pharmacy gives you options when you need customized medication. 

In addition to filling traditional prescriptions, what does our compounding pharmacy offer?

1. Compounding pharmacists have additional training. Professional compounding is complex and involves more than simply diluting medications or mixing powders with a cream. Compounding pharmacists, technicians and assistants are skilled in the unique niche that is compounding. Pharmacists must consider various chemical properties to prepare effective, safe medications. A clinical compounding pharmacist can choose the best form and dosage and create precise formulations for patients.

2. Compounding pharmacies have specialized tools and facilities. Compounding pharmacies feature equipment — such as balances, applicators, dispensers and mixing materials, items that you don't find in a regular pharmacy. In addition, to prevent cross-contamination, compounding is performed in a separate space designated explicitly for compounded prescriptions, thus our compounding lab with state-of-the-art equipment, highly skilled staff and quality ingredients.

3. Compounding pharmacies create medications suited to your needs. Whether you need medications combined, require a customized strength or need a drug reformulated to remove allergens, compounding allows a prescription to be created based on your personal needs.

If you have a question regarding personalized medicine, compounding or how to simplify complex dosing contact one of our locations.