Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are made based on a practitioners prescription in which individual 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 the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.
What are the benefits of compounding?
Historically, pharmacists personalized the preparation of each prescription to the needs of individual patients. Since the rise of mass-produced pharmaceuticals in the 1960s, however, only specialized compounding pharmacies have continued to provide this same personal care.