Prescription Medication Compounding
Compounding is the process of combining, mixing, or altering the ingredients of a drug to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient. This process typically involves two or more medications.
Sometimes, the health needs of a patient cannot be treated by typical over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Additionally, compounded medications are recommended for those who:
- Have an allergy to a certain dye or chemical in some OTC medications.
- Are an elderly patient or a child who aren’t able to swallow a pill, or otherwise need a medicine in a liquid, gummie or more easily-delivered form.
The practice of compounded medication allows for custom-tailored medicine, designed with the individual in mind instead of a “one size fits all” mentality that most are used to.