Until the 20th century, all pharmacies were compounding pharmacies, meaning they combined one or more active ingredients into a customized treatment for an individual patient’s needs.
Today, very few pharmacies provide this type of personalized service. Pharmacy compounding, if done properly, can serve an important public health need.
Millions of Americans have unique health needs that off-the-shelf prescription medicines cannot meet. For them, customized medicines — prescribed or ordered by licensed prescribers and mixed safely by trained, licensed compounding pharmacists — is the only way to better health.
Compounded prescriptions can be customized to different formulations that may be more efficient or easier to administer and patients are less likely to experience side effects if their prescriptions can be tailored to their specific needs and ensure better patient compliance.
For example, if a patient has difficulty swallowing pills, the compounding pharmacist may be able to formulate the medication as a cream or gel.
Multiple prescriptions can be combined into a single dosage form for convenience and to ensure better patient compliance.
Preservative-free or allergen-free prescriptions can be compounded for sensitive patients. Flavoring can be added to make drops and lozenges more palatable, if desired.
And compounding pharmacies (and pharmacists) adhere to standards and regulations set by the U.S. Pharmacopeia, National Association of Boards and State Boards of Pharmacy for quality assurance and accuracy.
We also carry several professional brand natural supplements to help you achieve optimal health along with lifestyle and diet changes.