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.
- Customize strength or dose
- Flavor medication (to make it more palatable for a child or pet)
- Reformulate the drug to exclude an unwanted, nonessential ingredient such as lactose, gluten, or a dye which a patient is allergic to
- 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!