Compounding Pharmacy
What is Compounding?

Many pharmacists have returned to the early roots of their trade when medications were tailored to meet the needs of their individual patients. These pharmacists were practicing the art of pharmaceutical compounding, which is the method of preparing medications to meet each physician's and patient's specialized needs.

The Relationship of Three

Compounding is achieved through a three-way relationship - patient, physician and pharmacist. The physician first prescribes the medication which is then compounded y the pharmacist and administered to the patient. This enables patients to receive the type of personalized care they deserve and allows Health Mart Pharmacy the opportunity to provide superior, patient-oriented services.

Compounding Solutions

If your patient would benefit from the following check list, compounding medicines could be the solution to all your health care problems.
  • Modifying dosage and strength of prescriptions
  • Eliminating preservatives and combining drugs
  • Changing medicine flavor or color
  • Altering medicine delivery
  • Substituting filler, dyes, binders or additives that may cause allergic reactions.
  • Creating 'special needs formulations'
  • Developing your commercially unavailable medicines
Reasons for Compounding
Of the many reasons Pharmacists compound prescription medications, the most important one is patient non-compliance. Many patients are allergic to preservatives or dyes, or are sensitive to standard drug strengths. With a physician's consent, a compounding pharmacist can change the strength of the medication, alter its form to make it easier for the patient to ingest, and add flavor to it to make it more palatable. The pharmacist also can prepare the medication using several unique delivery systems. For those patients who are having a difficult time swallowing a capsule, 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 provided both and appropriate match for the medication's properties and the patient's taste preferences.

Meeting Everyone's Needs

Compounders focus on meeting special needs which may involve compounding . The ultimate goal in preparing any of these customized medications is to help the physician and patient achieve a more positive therapeutic outcome.



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