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Compounding

Compounding - The U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) formally defines compounding as "the preparation, mixing, assembling, altering, packaging, and labeling of a drug, drug delivery device, or device in accordance with a licensed practitioners's prescription, medication order or initiative based on the practitioner / patient / pharmacist /compounder relationship in the course of professional practice."

 

Following are a few examples of how a compounding pharmacist can customize medications based upon a doctor’s prescription to meet a patient’s needs:

  • Customize strength or dosage.

  • Flavor a medication (to make it more palatable for a child or a pet).

  • Reformulate the drug to exclude an unwanted, nonessential ingredient, such as lactose, gluten, or a dye to which a patient is allergic.

  • Change the form of the medication for patients who, for example, have difficulty swallowing or experience stomach upset when taking oral medication.

Compounding medications treat the following disorders:

  • Dark Spots

  • Anti Aging

  • Rosacea

  • Weight loss

  • Low Sex Drive / Low Libido 

  • Neuropathy 

  • Anal Fissure (Hemorrhoids)

  • Eczema

  • Scars

  • Pets

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