Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Its practice dates back to the origins of pharmacy, but the presence of compounding throughout the pharmacy profession has changed over the years. The pharmacist’s role in preparing medications quickly changed to that of a dispenser of manufactured dosage forms. Within the last two decades, compounding has experienced resurgence, as modern technology, innovative techniques, and research have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications to meet specific patient needs. Today, an estimated one percent of all prescriptions are compounded daily by pharmacists working closely with physicians and their patients.
In the simplest terms, we help physicians and patients solve medication problems.
Unique medication strengths: A medicine may be available only in one or two strengths. However, a physician may find that the most effective dose is not available in a manufactured dosage form. We can prepare a dosage that meets the physician and patients needs. Personalized dosages result in less adverse effects and better overall pain management.
Unique dosage forms: Medicines often are available only in tablets or capsules. Certain individuals with swallowing difficulties may need a liquid, suppository or other dosage form. Through compounding, we can make several varieties of dosage forms, including: capsules, topical and vaginal creams, gels, oral and topical liquids, lozenges, troches, rapid dissolving tablets, mini troches, suppositories, injectables and more.
Unavailable medications: Pharmaceutical companies may stop making products for which there is a limited demand. If we can obtain the medicine in its chemical form, we can compound it for you.
Bad tasting medicine: Some individuals will not take a medicine because of bad taste. This is a special problem when a medicine must be taken for several months or years to control a chronic health problem. We can prepare dosage forms in flavors that people like. We have 40 different flavors (from peppermint to orange-guava-melon).
Allergies: Commercial medicines may contain flavors, preservatives, dyes and fillers. If a patient is allergic to any one of these ingredients using that medicine could result in unpleasant or life-threatening reactions. We can prepare medicines that are free of materials to which a patient is known to be allergic.
The compounding solution for pain management
Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage. Struggling through chronic pain problems like arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine, headaches and nerve and muscle pain does not have to be a daily activity. Pharmacy compounding is a customized option for pain management that most effectively addresses these problems. Every individual is unique, and the types of pain experienced can be equally diverse. By working with a compounding pharmacist, physicians can prescribe treatments tailored specifically for the patients pain management needs. Many commonly prescribed pain relief medications cause stomach irritation and other unwanted side effects. Compounding can provide alternate methods of delivery by combining the ingredients of traditional oral pain medications in a
· Topical gel/Cream
· Spray form that can be applied directly to the site of pain
· Application sticks (varied in size)
· Tablet triturates
· Flavored/unflavored troches
We specialize in customizing medications to meet unique patient and unique physicians needs. If you read about something in a medical journal and would like for us to source it or formulate it for your patients, please call or email for more information. We will work with your doctor to customize the best pain management solutions for you. We will mail directly to patients or physicians office. Our commitment to our patients and physicians is always our priority. We hope you will allow us to help you to help your patients.