A full-service pharmacy with a history of professional compounding

Pharmacy compounding focuses on preparing a personalized medication for a patient based on a doctor’s prescription. Some practical examples of compounding include:

  1. A child requires a smaller dose of a medication than the commercially-available adult dose.

  2. A doctor tests a patient’s hormone levels and wants a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) tailored to that one patient’s specific levels of hormone.

  3. A patient requires a medication without the dyes, preservatives, gluten or other chemical that exists in the commercially-available product.

  4. A pet requires a dosage form so that it is not likely to bite or scratch its owner when taken.

  5. A dermatologist wants to combine a cream with another cream or with other active ingredients.

  6. A dentist or pediatrician wants a drug delivered in lollipop form.

At one time, nearly all prescriptions were compounded. With the advent of mass drug manufacturing in the 1950’s and 60’s, compounding rapidly declined. The pharmacist’s role as a preparer of medications quickly changed to that of a dispenser of manufactured dosage forms, and most pharmacists no longer were trained to compound medications. However, the “one-size-fits-all” nature of many mass-produced medications meant that some patients’ needs were not being met. 

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