Compounding

In every field of medicine, there are some patients who don't respond to traditional methods of treatment. Sometimes they need medicine at strengths that are not manufactured by drug companies, or perhaps they simply need a different method of ingesting a medication.

Our compounding service meets these needs. We will customize an individualized prescription for the specific need of the patient. Compounding provides solutions that are not met by commercial products due to the inavailability of the best dosages and/or delivery devices.

Compounding applications can include:

Children and the elderly are often the types of patients who benefit most from compounding. Often, parents have a tough time getting their children to take medicine because of the taste. A compounding pharmacist can work directly with the physician and the patient to select a flavoring agent, such as vanilla, butternut or tutti-frutti, which provides both an appropriate match for the medication's properties and the patient's taste preferences.

We can also help patients who are experiencing chronic pain. For example, some arthritic patients cannot take certain medications due to gastrointestinal side effects. Working with you, their physician, we can provide them with a topical preparation with the anti-inflammatory or analgesic that has been prescribed for them. Compounded prescriptions often are used for pain management in hospice care.

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