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Compounding is the mixing of drugs by a pharmacist or trained compounding pharmacy technician. Some patients do not respond well to traditional treatment of commerically available medications, have a unique need, or a medical condition that prevents them from properly following their drug therapy.
There are 5 primary reasons why compounding is done:
1. Medically Necessary Reasons – Some patients may need their medication in a different form if they have difficulty swallowing or require a feeding tube. In this instance, we will change a medication from a solid pill into a liquid form, making it much easier for a patient to take their medication.
2. To Avoid A Non-Essential Ingredient – A patient may be allergic to a specific “filler” ingredient in a medication, as a result, making it much more difficult for them to treat their condition using a commercially available product. We will take the active ingredient in the medication, and formulate it in a way that taking and applying the medication would be much easier than what is readily available.
3. To Obtain The Exact Dose - If a patient needs a specific dose that is not commericially available, we will compound their medication to meet both the needs of the patient and practitioner, ensuring that the patient continues to receive the correct treatment
4. Voluntary Reasons – Adding or changing the flavor of a medication may be the only way to get a child to take their medication. In this case, we will compound the medication from an assortment of flavors, making it more palatable and enjoyable for your child.
5. Back-Ordered or Discontinued Drugs - Medications either on back-order or discontinued, can still be obtained by patients and practitioners through a compounding pharmacy. PharmaHealth Compounding will compound an equivalent drug using similar ingredients found in the back-ordered / discontinued drug.
- “I don't know you, but you have been a Godsend for the past 2 days. (Directed to Toni Lynn Cardoza)”by Daughter of Patient
- “It is quite difficult to get new borns to take their medications, but with the help of PharmaHealth Compounding Pharmacy, and their lab manager, Toni Lynn Cardoza, they were able to get our son's medications to him quickly and without any problems.”by Jeremy F.
- “I don't know you, but you have been a Godsend for the past 2 days. (Directed to Toni Lynn Cardoza)”