The Compounding Advantage
Compounding is the science of creating personalized medicine. The role of a compounding pharmacy is to make drugs that are prescribed by doctors for specific patients who have needs that cannot be met by commercially available drugs.
At Pharmacy Plus, we understand that medications are not a one-size fits all solution. That’s why we work with your physician to find the best solution for you and your family. Some of the reasons that a medication may need to be specifically compounded for a patient include the following: a child that cannot swallow pills, a patient has an allergy to an ingredient in the commercial version of a drug, or a much-needed drug is in short supply. In either case, we are able to provide a solution
Everyone experiences some sort of pain in their lives. And pain-management is the most common symptom for which people seek medical attention. Many commonly prescribed, commercially available pain relief medications help the symptoms associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, and other nerve and muscle pain. But they can also result in unwanted side effects. Personalized pain compounding can give patients a better solution, rather than accepting these unwanted side affects as part of daily life.
It’s no secret that many children do not like taking medicine. There’s nothing fun about being sick. And taking medicine always seems to make it worse. There is no guarantee that taking medicine will become entirely pleasurable. However, compounding can offer ways to help. Pediatric Compounding offers the advantage of flavoring medications to make them taste better to providing individualized strengths and dosage forms. Is that cool or what? A compounding pharmacist can help make your child’s medication experience easier and less stressful.
Disorders of the skin such as scarring, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, and eczema are common problems for patients of all ages. Preparations such as gels, creams, lotions, and ointments can be compounded to help manage dermatological ailments. Our pharmacists will work with medical providers such as dermatologists to provide a customized topical preparation specifically designed for treating your condition.
Compounded preparations, in formulations ranging from oral solutions to rectal suppositories, can help patients with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders and improve quality of life. By working closely with our compounding pharmacists, your practitioner can prescribe medications for gastrointestinal conditions, such as burning mouth syndrome, canker sores, anal fissures, indigestion, and nausea. Whether you are suffering from opioid-induced constipation, indigestion or another gastrointestinal condition, our compounding pharmacists may be able to prepare medications unique to you and your needs.