What is Medication compounding :
Medication compounding is preparing customized medications for patients. The pharmacist uses modern technology and innovative techniques to customize medications to meet specific patient needs. for example, a compounding pharmacist can change the strength of a medication, alter its form to make it easier for the patient to ingest, or add flavor to make it more palatable. For those patients who are having a hard time swallowing a capsule, a compounding pharmacist can make a liquid suspension instead.
Compounded medications are usually “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required for the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.
Compounding applications can include:
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)
Compounding dosage forms available at Leeds Pharmacy include:
- Vegan, Gluten free , and preservative free medications
- Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
- Oral Liquids and suspensions
- Transdermal Topical pain creams and Lotions
- Topical ointments and lotions