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What is Compounding?

Compounding or medication compounding to be exact is the creation of a particular pharmaceutical product to fit the unique need of a patient. To do this, compounding pharmacists combine or process appropriate ingredients using various tools.

Compounding is a central activity in the practice of pharmacy. Pharmacists are taught in pharmacy school how to properly compound medications, and many states test pharmacists’ compounding knowledge and skills before issuing them a license.

The following are a few examples of how a compounding pharmacist can customize medications based upon a doctor’s prescription to meet a patient’s needs:

  • Tailor fit the strength or dosage.
  • To put flavor to a medication (to make it more appetizing for a child or a pet).
  • Reformulate the drug to exclude an unwanted, nonessential ingredient, such as lactose, gluten, or a dye to which a patient is allergic to.
  • Change the form of the medication for patients who, for example, have difficulty swallowing or experience an upset stomach when taking oral medications.

Compounding pharmacists can put drugs into specially flavored liquids, topical creams, transdermal gels, suppositories, or other dosage forms suitable for patients’ unique needs. Compounding does not include making copies of commercially available drug products, as this is not allowed by law.

Using leading-edge compounding equipment and technology, Myerlee’s highly trained pharmacists help physicians and patients solve health care needs by specially formulating custom, patient-specific medications. We provide the highest level of service from personal consultation to free home and office delivery. We offer easy-to-use forms for physicians to assist in writing compounding prescriptions. We can also create private-label formulas for individual medical practices. We can do these to make sure your compounded medications are safe and authentic.

Do you need compound prescription medications?

Myerlee is here to help compound a customized medication for you. Our highly-trained pharmacists are here to help you with your compounding needs. Always be on the lookout for accredited compounding pharmacists only for your compounding needs. Please call us today at 239-482-3022 or visit us at 1826 Boy Scout Dr. in Fort Myers. Call us today!