Updated: May 7
When it comes to medication, one size does not fit all. Each patient is unique and may require a specific dose, form, or method of delivery that is not available commercially. That's where compounding comes in.
Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications tailored to the individual. It involves combining different ingredients in precise amounts and forms to create a medication that is not available commercially.
Compounding pharmacists work closely with prescribers and patients to create medications in a variety of forms such as creams, ointments, gels, liquids, capsules, and more. They can also adjust the strength, flavor, and dosage form of a medication to make it more palatable or easier to administer.
Compounding is particularly useful for patients who have allergies, sensitivities, or difficulty swallowing. It is also beneficial for pediatric and geriatric patients who may require a smaller dose or a different dosage form than what is available commercially.
At Woodbridge Pharmacy in Irvine, CA, our compounding pharmacists are trained and experienced in preparing customized medications to meet the unique needs of each patient. We work closely with prescribers to ensure that the medication is safe, effective, and tailored to the individual patient. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your medication needs!