What is a Compounding Pharmacy and How Can Compounding Prescriptions Benefit You?
The modern age of pharmacy compounding began in the 19th century with the isolation of various compounds. With increased knowledge and discovery, came modern marketing techniques and brand promotion and the drug manufacturing industry came of age.
Pharmacy compounding is the method of preparing medications which are tailored to the specific requirements of each patient and healthcare provider. Compounding Pharmacists focus on meeting special needs and solving medication problems that the standard pharmacist can’t do.
Pharmacists continued to compound most prescriptions until the early 1950s, when the majority of dispense drugs came directly from the large pharmaceutical companies. Over time, many pharmacies have stopped the one standard practice of compounding and now simply dispense medications.
Compounding is an essential service for our medical community and we are proud to have the experience, equipment and raw materials to create compounded prescriptions here at The Remedy Pharm. Pharmacy compounding is the method of preparing medications which are tailored to the specific requirements of each patient and healthcare provider.
Compounding pharmacists focus on meeting special needs and solving medication problems. Working with a physicians, dentists, or veterinarians, compounding pharmacists prepare customized medications and unique dosage forms in a special compounding laboratory.
We work closely with the prescriber to ensure the choice of therapy is both safe and in the best interest of the patient in order to receive personalized care they deserve. There are several reasons to compound prescription medications.
The most important reason is non-compliance. Many patients are unable to take medications properly if they are allergic to preservatives or dyes or are sensitive to standard drugs strengths and their side effects.
The ultimate goal in preparing these customized medications is to help the healthcare provider and the patient achieve a more positive therapeutic outcome. By definition, prescription compounding is preparing medication for a single patient based on their individual prescription, not making large bulk quantities for “stock”.
Some examples of compounding applications include:
- Patients requiring limited dosage strengths, such as a very small dose for a child
- Patients requiring a different formulation such as turning a pill into a liquid or transdermal gel for people who cannot swallow pills.
- Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
- Pain management
- Patients requiring an allergen-free medication such as one without gluten or color dyes
- Patients who need drugs that have been discontinued by pharmaceutical manufacturers because of low profitability
- Patients facing a supply shortage of their normal drug
- Medicated lollipops
- Veterinary medicine, including flavored medicated treats or even ear gels that carry medication through the skin to avoid the difficulty of administering oral medications
We actually have access to over 10,000 formulas if you believe that you, a family member or even an animal who may be considered part of your family, the benefit from compounded medications from the pharmacy, we urge you to speak with your physician, medical provider, or veterinarian to learn more.
When one size fits all doesn't fit your needs, remember The Remedy Pharm provides individual medications for individual patients.
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