Compounds are customized medications designed to meet
specific patient needs. We work closely with your physician to
design the medication which is right for you.
Why use compounded medications?
We can provide medicines which are simply not
available commercially. Sometimes a medicine cannot be
patented by a pharmaceutical company, and therefore it is not to
their economic advantage to produce the medicine. Another
reason a medicine may not be commercially available is that it may
not be used widely enough to make commercial production practical.
We make one special medicine for one special patient.
We can provide alternate dosage forms. Frequently
medicines are only available in one form. This often presents a
problem for patients who find that they are unable to swallow a
large pill, don't like the taste of their medicine, or who simply
don't wish to use a suppository. However, through compounding
we can make a form of the medication that almost anyone can use.
Examples of alternate dosage forms include:
Liquids - Some patients cannot swallow
tablets, and their medicine is unavailable in a liquid dosage
form. However, we can transform almost any pill into a tasty
liquid. Many individuals find compounded
liquids to be beneficial.
Transdermal Gels - This is a specially formulated gel
which is able to pull medicine through the patient's skin.
These gels are most frequently used on a painful area to
relieve pain and inflammation, but they can also be used as a
substitute for oral medications or suppositories. Each
situation is considered individually as to the appropriateness
of using the medicine transdermally.
Suppositories - Another route available when oral
medicines can't be used is rectal (or in some cases vaginal)
administration of medicines.
These are just a few of the more popular choices for
alternate dosage forms. We are able to create many other
items such as troches, sprays, and even lollipops.
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