Pharmacy Compounding is…
…the long-established tradition in pharmacy practices that enables physicians to prescribe, and patients to take medicines that are specially prepared by pharmacists to meet patients’ individual needs.
Compounded Medicines are a Vital Part of
Quality Medical Care
A growing number of patients have unique health needs that off-the-shelf prescription medicines cannot meet. For them, customized, compounded medications prescribed or ordered by licensed physicians and mixed safely by trained, licensed compounding pharmacists are the only way to better health.
Compounding is an even greater option for treating illness because of the relatively narrow selection of medicines that are manufactured by pharmaceutical companies.
Pharmacists are the only health care professionals that have studied medicine compatibilities and can prepare alternate forms. In fact, each state requires that pharmacy schools must, as part of their core curriculum, instruct students on the compounding of pharmaceutical ingredients.
Also, compounding is extremely important to the veterinary physician, which often requires more flavors, dosages and potency levels than commercially available medications supply.