A Physician may prescribe a compounded medication for a patient with an identified health need. This allows the physician and pharmacist to tailor a prescription to each individual.
Compounded medications are prevalent for:
Neuropathy, Wart Removal, Wound Care, Vaginal Pain, Neuropathy and Inflammatory Pain, Bio-Identical or Natural Hormone, Nausea & Vomiting, Pain Management, Psoriasis, Dermatology Disorders, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Tendonitis, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Auto-Immune Neuropathy, Infusion Medications, Intrathecal Medications, Oral Medications, Topical Medications, Transdermal and Transmucosal Medications, Nasal Sprays, Discontinues Medications and many many more.
Patients requiring limited dosage strengths, such as a very small dose for infants or children. Patients requiring a different formulation, such as turning a pill into a liquid or transdermal gel for people who can't swallow pills due to disability. Patients requiring an allergen free medication, such as one without gluten or colored dyes. Patients who need drugs that have been discontinued by pharmaceutical manufacturers because of low profitability. Patients who are taking biodentical hormone replacement therapy.
Children present many challenges when it comes to taking medicine. Every child is unique varying in size, shape, weight, allergies, etc. At times children may need flavored additives in liquid drugs, usually so that the medication tastes like candy or fruit. This is particularly important with medications that are prescribed to be taken for an extended period of time.
Veterinary medicine, for a change in dose, change to a more easily-administered form (such as from a pill to a liquid or transdermal gel), or to add a flavor more palatable to the animal. We work very closely together with Veterinarians to improve and maximize the therapeutic success and treatment of animals, including pets, exotic animals, wild life, zoo animals, large and small animals. We can compound specialized dosage forms for your animal.
Specialty compounding for different dosage formulations and routes of administration, is a growing area of medication treatment. More and more doctors and their patients are turning to alternative forms of treatment therapies, either in combination with prescribed orals medications or in some cases as their main form of treatment, so much that most health insurance companies have moved to including compounded medications to their written medication formulary.