What is compounding?

Many patients have unique health needs that off-the-shelf, manufactured medications cannot meet. For these patients, personalized medications–prescribed by licensed practitioners and prepared by trained, licensed pharmacists–are often the only solution. Working with a physician, a compounding pharmacist can prepare customized medications and meet the individual needs of children, adults, and animals. These needs include patients who have specific allergies, require tailored dosage strengths, have specific requests for ingesting the medication, or require flavor additives to make the medication more palatable.