What is a Compounding Pharmacy?
March 15, 2018 by FDAdmin
In the Pharmacy world, compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medication for their clients, based on a doctor’s prescription. The compounding pharmacist mixes together individual ingredients to create the exact strength and dosage required by the patient. As part of this process, special flavorings can be introduced. (This can make medicine more palatable for children!)
If you look back in history, all prescriptions were compounded at one point. However, with the beginning of the large drug companies in the 1950’s and 60’s, the art of compounding rapidly declined. The pharmacist’s role as someone who prepared medications quickly changed to someone who dispenses manufactured dosages. However, this ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach of mass produced medications means that some patients’ needs are not being met.
Fortunately, compounding has experience a renaissance in recent times and here at Fanwood Pharmacy we are proud to be able to compound for both pets and people!
The following are some specialty compounding categories our compounding pharmacists can assist patients with specific needs:
- Flavor Compounding (for all patient populations including pets)
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
- Dermatological Compounding
- Pain Management Compounding
- Sports Medicine Compounding
- Pediatric Compounding
- Dental Compounding
- Hospice Compounding
- Veterinary Compounding
Call or stop by for more information! We look forward to serving you.