Before medications were commercially produced, pharmacists compounded ingredients to fill orders prescribed by physicians. Over the past two decades, compounding has experienced a resurgence as technology, innovative techniques and extensive research have allowed trained pharmacists to customize medications. Today, compounding fills the gap traditional medications have left in their wake. By compounding pure products, Community Care pharmacists can provide:
- Unique medication strengths—when traditional dosages are too strong or too weak
- Unique dosage forms—such as liquids, topical creams, suppositories and medicated lollipops
- Unavailable medications—when the prescribed medication is not commercially available
- Flavored additives—dozens of flavors can make a medication more palatableAllergy-free options—preparing medications minus the dyes, fillers or preservatives that may cause allergic reactions in some patients
Compounding also allows patients to use topical creams for pain management, alleviating their need to take potentially addictive medications. Hormone replacement therapies, dermatological treatments and even veterinary medicines are commonly compounded specifically to a patient’s needs.
Community Care Pharmacy’s pharmacists and technicians can work with you and your physician to compound medications to best treat your conditions. The staff works closely with insurance plans to assist patients for reimbursement on compounded formulations.
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