A prime advantage of compounding is its ability to customize medication. What’s the easiest way to customize it? Flavor! Compounding pharmacists have access to many flavors and flavor combinations, which can enhance the taste and color of a medication to make it easier to swallow.
ANTI-AGING/ COSMECEUTICAL COMPOUNDING
Through cosmeceuticals, your skin can begin to look and feel like it did five, ten, or even fifteen years ago – moist, smooth, protected, and with reduced appearance of wrinkles. Many commercial creams and lotions may claim to offer the same results, but why use a mass-produced product when you can use one that has been custom-prepared to meet your exact needs?
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Working closely with a woman and her healthcare provider, a compounding pharmacist can help a woman start and maintain a hormone replacement regimen that brings her hormones back into balance and closely mimics what her body has been doing naturally for years. It’s your body…why not give yourself the option of a customized, compounded hormone therapy?
MEN’S HEALTH COMPOUNDING
Not all men are the same – different men need different amounts of testosterone to help address their individual symptoms. The value of hormone replacement through pharmacy compounding is its ability to fit your unique body and hormone levels, resulting in better accuracy and a healthier balance.
PAIN MANAGEMENT COMPOUNDING
Pain can be debilitating, whether it’s acute muscle or nerve pain resulting from an accident, or a chronic condition such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Pharmacy compounding may help improve a patient’s quality of life by providing relief with potentially fewer side effects and less overall medication.
From cosmetic medications like bleaching gels to unique formulations to treat oral ulcers or gum disease, compounding can have benefits for all areas of dental medicine. A caring dental practitioner working closely with a compounding pharmacist can provide the compassionate, customized care a patient deserves.
Pharmacists play a major role in the hospice environment, as caring for the hospice patient generally centers around providing comfort by using pharmaceuticals to relieve and manage symptoms. Pharmacy compounding can offer a practical and compassionate way to meet these needs.
From flavoring medications to make them taste better, to providing individualized strengths and dosage forms, a compounding pharmacist can help make medication time easier and less stressful for your child – and you!
Whether you’re a workout enthusiast who needs to soothe aches and strains, a high school player recovering from a sports injury, or a weekend warrior trying to ease pain during the work week, compounding can provide serious benefits for every kind of athlete.
As any pet owner is well aware, animals can be extremely difficult to treat with medications. Dosages can be very tricky with dogs – a dose of medication that works for an 80-pound Golden Retriever may be far too much for a six-pound Yorkie to handle. A compounding pharmacist is equipped to help them all!
Do Compounded Medications Require FDA Approval?
No. The FDA approval process is intended for mass-produced drugs made by manufacturers. Because compounded medications are personalized for individual patients, it is not possible for each formulation to go through the FDA’s drug approval process, which takes years to complete and is prohibitively expensive, often costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
Do Compounded Medications Require a Prescription?
Yes. A written prescription from a licensed physician or veterinarian is required for compounded
medications. We strive to consult closely with patients and their prescribers to explore treatment options.
How are Compounded Medications Prepared?
Our preparations are compounded in a separate, sterile space to meet individual patients’
needs. We are proud to be the only local pharmacy to feature a separate, sterile compounding room.