What is Compounding?
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. Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing specially trained pharmacists and technicians to prepare customized medications to meet each patient’s specific needs. 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.
Here at Westmoreland Pharmacy our compounding pharmacists 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 more.
- medications free dyes, sugar, lactose, alcohol, or other problem-causing excipients.
- combinations of various compatible medications into a single dosage form for easier administration and improved compliance.
- medications that are not commercially available.
Quality Compounding Maximizes Therapeutic Outcomes
The efficacy of any formulation is directly related to its preparation, which is why SELECTING WESTMORELAND PHARMACY AS 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, OUR compounding pharmacist 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.
Our compounding professionals can formulate suitable medications as sublingual drops, oral and nasal sprays, rectal solutions and suppositories, and other customized dosage forms. Please contact us to discuss your needs and medication problems.