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Nokomis, FL Village Pharmacy
1095 N Tamiami Trl., Ste. B941-488-8800
Englewood, FL Englewood Pharmacy
900 Pine St., Ste 211941-475-3784

Store Hours:  Mon-Fri 9am-6pm  |  Sat 9am-2pm (Englewood Only)  |  Sun Closed

Making your medication uniquely for you.

What is Compounding?

Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing specially trained professionals to prepare customized medications to meet each patient’s specific needs.

Compounding is fundamental to the profession of pharmacy and was a standard means of providing prescription medications before drugs began to be produced in mass quantities by pharmaceutical manufacturers. The demand for professional compounding has increased as healthcare professionals and patients realize that the limited number of strengths and dosage forms that are commercially available are unable to meet the unique needs of many patients. These patients may have a better response to a customized dosage form that is “just what the doctor ordered”.

How Does Compounding Benefit Me?

There are sereral reasons why prescribers and pharmacists provide compounded medications for patients. The primary reason for compounding is to avoid patient non-compliance, which means the patient is either unable or unwilling to use the medication as directed. Many patients are allergic to preservatives or dyes, or require a dosage that is different from the standard drug strengths.

With a prescription from your doctor, a pharmacist can prepare:

  • unique dosage forms containing the ideal dose of medication for each individual.
  • medications in dosage forms that are not commercially available, such as transdermal gels, troches, “chewies”, and lollipops.
  • medications free of problem-causing excipients such as dyes, sugar, lactose, or alcohol.
  • combinations of various compatible medications into a single dosage form for easier administration and improved compliance.
  • medications that are not commercially available.

What Delivery Methods are Available?

different tablets in a table

Compounding enables prescribers and pharmacists to meet the special needs of patients. One of its most important benefits is to those who have difficulties with commercially available medication. With the prescriber’s authorization, pharmacists can custom-prepare medications in a variety of unique dosage forms, including:

  • Capsules
  • Oral liquids
  • Troches or lollipops
  • Topical preparations
  • Suppositories
  • Eye and ear drops
  • Nasal Sprays
  • Sterile injections

Quality Compounding Maximizes Therapeutic Outcomes

The efficacy of any formulation is directly related to its preparation, which is why THE SELECTION OF YOUR COMPOUNDING PHARMACY IS CRITICAL. Ongoing training for compounding pharmacists and technicians, state-of-the-art equipment, and high-quality chemicals are essential. Experience and ingenuity are important factors as well. When modifying a formula or developing a unique preparation, the compounding pharmacist must consider physical and chemical properties of both the active ingredient and excipients, solubility, tonicity, viscosity, and the most appropriate dosage form or device for administering the needed medication. Standard Operating Procedures should be in place and appropriate potency testing should be performed.

Compounding involves the careful studying of your medications to come up with a uniquely modified formulation that suits your tastes, preferences, and needs. Furthermore, compounded medications help promote medication adherence effectively. Compounding services benefit several areas, including:

Our compounding professionals can formulate suitable medications as sublingual drops, oral and nasal sprays, lollipops, rectal solutions and suppositories, and other customized dosage forms. Please contact us to discuss your needs and medication problems.

Have questions? Please feel free to contact us.