What is Medication Compounding?

what is pharmaceutical compounding

Medication compounding is the art and science of preparing customized, compounded medications for patients.

It dates back to ancient times and is the original form of supplying medications to patients for all illnesses. Mass drug manufacturing in the 1950’s and 1960’s brought about “Big Pharma” and the “one size fits all approach.” The “one size fits all” approach means your medication needs may not being met.

Modern technology and patient education has increased the desire and demand for customized compounded medications.

Physicians from across the globe recognize not every person has the same medication needs for dosing or delivery system. Physicians want the best for their Patients and this has brought about resurgence of compounded medications.

Because every patient is different and has different health care needs, using compounding to create customized medications is a vital part of quality medical care.

At Central Rexall Drugs, we have practiced the time proven art of preparing individualized medications using modern variations of the “mortar and pestle” for over 120 years.
Working with your Doctor, medication compounding allows our Pharmacists to customize the strength and dosage form of a medication according your to individual health care needs. This may include preparing a drug that is no longer commercially available, changing a medication from a pill form into a penetrating skin cream, or preparing a dye-free or preservative-free medication.
The possibilities of compounded medications are endless – Central Rexall Drugs’ expert Pharmacists can formulate and prepare almost any kind of medicine customized for your health

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