Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. This practice dates back to the origins of pharmacy, but compounding’s presence in the pharmacy profession has evolved throughout the years.
Within the last three decades, compounding has experienced a resurgence, as modern technology and innovative techniques and research have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications to meet specific patient needs.
There are several reasons why pharmacists compound prescription medications. The most important one is what the medical community calls “patient non-compliance.” Many patients are allergic to preservatives or dyes, or are sensitive to standard drug strengths. With a physician’s consent, we 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.
Pharmacists at Woodhaven Pharmacy can also prepare medications using several unique delivery systems, such as a sublingual troche or lozenge, a lollipop, or a transdermal gel or cream that can be absorbed through the skin.
We provide compounding of medication for:
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (HRT)
Flavoring of Medication
Ask our Pharmacist for your specific needs and we will be happy to assist you!!