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What Is Compounding?

Compounding provides an innovative way for pharmacists to customize medications to fit the needs of their patients. The art of compounding utilizes modern medicine while still holding true to the roots of the profession of pharmacy.

Compounding pharmacies can produce unique dosage forms based on patient preferences and/or restrictions. Examples include dye-free, preservative-free, alcohol-free, and/or sugar-free forms of medications. Many compounds are specialized medication combinations or compounded in other forms that are not otherwise commercially available.

Your pharmacist is trained in compounding a wide variety of ointments, gels, syrups, suspensions, suppositories, capsules and other formulations that can make medications easier to take, address any special health problems, or just simply get you feeling better, faster.

Compounded medications are generally safe and effective for most patients who have talked to their doctor about their health and how a compounded medication can help them.

Medications are compounded and dispensed to patients only upon receipt of a valid patient-specific prescription.

Compounding requires a relationship between the patient, physician, and pharmacist. Together, they will work together to provide an alternative treatment option when and if the currently available treatment options are not the best fit for you.

Managing Editor

Anyssa Garza, PharmD

The Compounds We Offer

What is Compounding?

The science of preparing personalized medications for patients as prescribed by their doctors. Compounding process includes mixing individual ingredients together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the doctor to meet his/her patient’s specific needs.

What is Compounding?

  • Creating customized strengths that meet the specific needs of a patient as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Combining compatible active ingredients into a single dosage form to simplify a medication administration and improve compliance with therapy.
  • Elimination of ingredients that cause unnecessary adverse or allergic reactions to some patients (dyes, sugar, gluten, lactose, alcohol, and preservatives)
  • Preparing special formulations not commercially available or temporarily unavailable.
  • Flavoring: To make medications more palatable and eliminate aftertaste.

Compounded Delivery Systems (Dosage Forms):

  • Capsules
  • Oral Suspensions
  • Suppositories
  • Troches/Lozenges
  • Topical Creams or Gels

Compounding Specialties

  • Pediatrics Compounding
  • Sports Medicine Compounding
  • Cosmeceutical Compounding
  • Veterinary Compounding
  • Dental Compounding
  • Podiatry Compounding
  • Pain Therapy
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hospice Therapy
  • Andropause (Men’s Menopause)

Feel free to contact us here at your convenience should you have concerns, clarifications, and queries. Inovia Pharmacy is ready to serve you!