Examples of Compounding

Compounding is necessary since a patient may not be able to tolerate the commercially available drug or the exact preparation needed may not be commercially available.

Below are a few examples of how compounding can serve patients in need.

  1. Customize strength or dose
  2. Flavor medication (to make it more palatable for a child or pet)
  3. Reformulate the drug to exclude an unwanted, nonessential ingredient such as lactose, gluten, or a dye which a patient is allergic to
  4. Size of pill is too large for one to swallow – a liquid may be able to be made


If you are interested in compounding, feel free to contact our pharmacist for more information!

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