Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing specially trained pharmacists to prepare customized medications to meet each patient’s specific needs.
Because of the limited number of strengths and dosage forms that are commercially available, the demand for professional compounding has increased. To better fit the patients’ needs and optimize the effectiveness of medications, our compounding pharmacists can create customized dosage forms that are “just what the doctor ordered”.
Compounding is the long-established tradition in pharmacy practice that enables prescribers to prescribe and patients to take medicines that are specially prepared by pharmacists to meet patients’ individual needs.
The basis of the profession of pharmacy has always been the “triad,” the patient-prescriber-pharmacist relationship. Through this relationship, patients’ needs are determined by a prescriber, who chooses a treatment regimen that may include a compounded medication. Physicians often prescribe compounded medications for reasons that include (but are not limited to) the following situations:
These same thoughts apply to companion animals as well. Many times a 5 pound dog cannot take the same dose of a medication as 50 pound dog. With a limited number of doses available to veterinarians there is a need for pharmacists to compound individualized dosages for these animals.