In every field of medicine, there are some patients who don’t respond to traditional methods of treatment. Sometimes they need medicine at strengths that are not manufactured by drug companies, or perhaps they simply need a different method of ingesting a medication. Pharmacy compounding meets these needs. It provides a way for the physicians and compounding pharmacists to customize an individualized prescription for the specific needs of their patients.
IS COMPOUNDING NEW?
No. The compounding of medications by pharmacists is a long-standing and traditional part of pharmacy. In fact, before the advent of multinational pharmaceutical companies, the majority of medications were prepared at local independent pharmacies. Compounding has experienced a resurgence, as modern technology, innovative techniques and research have allowed more compounding pharmacists to customize medications when the manufactured product is unable to meet specific needs of the patient.
Most medications today are mass-produced by pharmaceutical companies. But what happens when a patient has a medical condition that cannot be met by off-the-shelf, mass-produced medicines? You turn to prescription compounding from a pharmacy like ours.
Pharmaceutical compounding is preparing custom prescription compounds for patients with unique medical needs. The art and science of compounding custom medications requires experience, knowledge and a sophisticated lab. We have all three.
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