Have You Heard About Compounding?
Did you know that prescription medication can be customized to meet the unique needs of the individual to whom they are prescribed? This is called compounding, and it can be beneficial to a wide range of populations who have challenges with their medication for various reasons. Compounding includes individual-specific alterations to medication dose, form, composition or other attribute to better meet patient needs. D-Rex Pharmacy can do many things with compounding.
Who Compounding Helps
Compounding works for a wide variety of populations. Children may not be able to take pills and require different administration methods such as a suspension or gummy. Older adults may want to combine medications to avoid confusion and cut down on the number of medications taken. Or, they may have difficulty swallowing and respond better to a topical cream. Pets are also notorious for being resistant to pills, which can be frustrating for pet owners who desire to care for them.
There are other reasons why someone may require compounding, too. For instance, it is common for people to have allergies to gluten, dyes and other additives found in medications formulated by drug manufacturers. Additionally, a medication that works well with a patient may be discontinued. With compounding, D-Rex Pharmacy can prepare medication without many of the common allergens or compound a customized version of a discontinued medication.
How Compounding Helps
Physicians are trained to accurately prescribe proper medications and doses. They also understand when a cocktail of medications may be necessary, which is a combination of medications that work together to achieve the desired result. But they also know that there are sometimes external factors that prevent the successful administration of prescription medication at which point compounding can be an option. Here are some of the ways this can be achieved:
Changing a pill form into a suspension, topical cream, suppository, gummy or other form
Removing common allergens such as gluten, dyes and more
Adding flavor to make medication more palatable
Altering dosage when there is no suitable prescribed dosage
Preparing medications that have been discontinued
How Partnership Works
Physicians, patients and pharmacists should work together to determine the challenges and possible solutions available through prescription compounding. Compounding is only available with prescribed medication written through the proper forms.
D-Rex Pharmacy provides the solutions, pharmaceutical acumen and customer focus that clients need. We hope to be your local pharmacy of choice. We are here to answer all your questions and find the best solution for you. Call us to learn more.