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If you’re new to the concept of compounded medication, you’ll find the answers to all your questions in the sections below.

What is a compound pharmacy? 

A compounding pharmacy is a professional pharmacy that specialises in preparing customised medications for patients. Doctors often work with compound pharmacies to provide their patients with specific medications that are not available commercially. 

Compounding pharmacies can prepare medication in various forms, including:

  • Creams, gels and ointments

  • Oral solutions and suspensions

  • Tablets and capsules

  • Lollipops and lozenges

  • Sprays

  • Suppositories

  • Balms

  • Powders

  • Animal treats 

Common types of prescriptions 

There are many types of prescriptions that can be compounded by a professional compounding pharmacy. In fact, just about any prescription can be customised and made specifically for the individual patient. This includes prescriptions for both humans and animals! 

If you want to know the most common types of prescriptions before seeking a professional compounding pharmacy for doctors, they typically include:

  • Medications for cancer patients

  • Hormone replacement therapy

  • Pain medications

  • Veterinary medications 

Tailored compounds for patients' specific needs and preferences 

Compounding pharmacies can also make specific combinations of medications that are not available commercially. This includes customising the dosage, form, and flavour of a medication to meet the needs of each individual patient. No matter what your unique prescription needs may be, professional compounding pharmacies can help! 

Are compounded prescriptions safe? 

All compounded medications are made under strict quality control standards set by regulatory organisations. In addition to meeting these standards, professional compounding pharmacies must also follow state and federal laws. These laws help ensure that patients receive safe and effective compounded medications. 

Compounded prescription medication for your pet 

Professional compounding pharmacies can also prepare compounded medications for your pets! If your pet has a specific medical condition that requires medication, your veterinarian may work with a compounding pharmacy to create a customised treatment plan. 

Compounded prescription medication for cancer patients 

Cancer patients often require specialised compounded medications. These include pain management medications, anti-nausea drugs, and appetite stimulants. Compounding pharmacies can work with cancer patients and their doctors to develop individualised treatment plans that meet their specific needs. 

Speak to your doctor about compounded prescription medication today 

If you think that compounded prescription medication may be right for you or your pet, speak to your doctor or veterinarian today. They can help you learn more about the benefits of professional compounding pharmacies and how they can meet your unique needs. You can also visit a professional compounding pharmacy's website to learn more about their services.