What is Compounding?

Compounding is the preparation of a customized medication used to solve a patient's problem by meeting his or her specific prescription needs. Compounding pharmacists work together with both prescribers and their patients in order to develop the most appropriate therapy for each person.

Why Don't 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 Help Me?

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. Here are some more examples of how our compounding pharmacists can help you.

We can compound a variety of different dosage forms, such as:

  • capsules
  • liquids
  • creams
  • gels
  • nasal sprays
  • suppositories
  • lollipops

These specialized dosage forms will help ensure that you receive your medication in the most convenient form possible.

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.

For those picky children who give you a hard time about taking their "yucky" 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.

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.

We offer All-Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy (NHRT) in the form of capsules, creams or troches.

With a physician's prescription, we can even compound many medications that have been discontinued commercially for those patients who continue to require them. For more information on the many different ways we can help, please call the pharmacy.