What is Compounding?

Compounding is the art and science of creating personalized medicine. It all starts with a problem: the child or pet who can’t swallow pills, the patient with a gluten allergy, the much-needed drug that’s in short supply. For whatever reason, many people aren’t served by mass-produced medications.

That’s where compounding pharmacies are able to provide a solution. Special flavorings, unique dosage forms, innovative delivery methods – using these tools and more, compounding pharmacies work with prescribers to fill a gap in health care through customized solutions for specific patient needs.

Compounding is a great option to explore for people who:

  • Have allergies to common mass-produced medicine fillers (casein, gluten, dyes, etc.)
  • Are not taking medication as prescribed due to unpleasant side effects or lack of improvement
  • Need custom medicine strengths and dosage forms (like creams or suppositories)

We are a proud member of PCCA which is a company that services pharmacies who provide these compounded medications, giving them training, recipes and materials.

Compounds Made For You:
  • Rectal Rockets
  • Pain Creams
  • Sports Medicine
  • Veterinary
  • Hemorrhoid Creams
  • Topical Creams
  • Wart Creams
  • Custom made capsules and rapid dissolve tablets
  • Specially formulated suspensions for children & adults

Compounding Process

1. Weighing out compounding substances.

Weighing out active ingredients for the mixture.

2. Mixing powders and creams in an unguator.

An unguator is an electronic mortar and pestle.

3.  Making a Homogeneous Mixture

Using a mill to create compounds.  A mill is a machine

that uses shear force created by three horizontally positioned rolls rotating in opposite directions and different speeds relative to each other in order to mix, refine, disperse, or homogenize viscous materials fed into it.

4.  Transferring into Appropriate Containers

We will ensure your product is transferred into the appropriate dispensing container for your compound.

Tips for Applying & Storing Your Specially Made Compounds
  1. Store in a cool/dry area.
  2. Do not store in vehicles and bathrooms.
  3. Use the amount specified by your doctor and apply as frequently as your doctor has prescribed.      
  4. For all topical compounds: Apply to the affected area. Rub the compound into the area using a circular motion.
  5. Wash hands thoroughly after every application.