You may find yourself asking, “What is compounding?” To put it simply, compounding is the art and science of creating personalized medications for patients. Essentially, compound medications are “made from scratch”, which means that specific ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.
The licensed pharmacists at Aliton’s are now specialized in compounding. The pharmacists at our compounding lab prepare the modified medications using the latest techniques and devices. Trained compounding pharmacists can now personalize medicine fort patients who need specific strengths, dosage forms, flavors and ingredients excluded due to allergies or other sensitivities.
Compounding has been a part of healthcare since the origins of pharmacy, and is widely used today within all areas of the industry. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that the compound prescriptions are both ethical and legal, as long as they are prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a specific patient and compounded by a licensed pharmacy.
Pharmacists can custom-prepare medications in a variety of dosage forms including:
- Oral Liquids
- Troches or Lollipops
- Topical Preparations
- Eye and Ear Drops
- Nasal Sprays
- Sterile Injections
The benefits of compound medications are endless. If your stomach gets upset when you take oral medication, have difficulty swallowing pills, or require a different dose of medication than that which is available from a manufacturer, a compounding pharmacist may be able to provide solutions for these challenges.
Our compounding professionals here at Aliton’s Home Healthcare Centers, can formulate suitable medications for your specific needs that can’t be met by commercially available prescriptions. Please contact us today at 800.254.8667 to discuss your needs and medication problems.