Customized Medication Made Especially for One Person
What is compounding?
Compounding is the preparation of medications from scratch with one or more active ingredients, usually as prescribed by a physician…the way medications were made before mass production came along.
Drug manufacturers most often mass produce the combination of medication/form that the majority of people will use. Those in the minority could benefit from having that medication compounded to meet particular needs.
Compounding is the customization of medication designed especially for that one special person.
Compounding is an excellent option for those who have difficulty swallowing, or cannot swallow, tablets or capsules. Through compounding, these can be often be made into a liquid form that is easier to swallow. The elderly, children and people with diseases affecting the throat can really benefit from this type of compounding.
Maybe someone is allergic to an inactive ingredient in a mass manufactured medication, compounding allows the drug to be made without that particular ingredient.
Need the Medication in a Different Form?
Perhaps someone has an altered state of mind, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s, and refuses to take their medications, tablets or capsules can be crushed and mixed into a lotion, cream or gel to apply topically to the skin where it is absorbed into the body without the active participation of the recipient.
Who does compounding?
Specially trained pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, like the ones at PeopleFirst Pharmacy
PeopleFirst Pharmacy Customizes Pain Medications Just For You! Through compounding, a healthcare provider and pharmacist can customize a dosage to find a form that best suits your needs.
Pain is the most common symptom which drives individuals to seek medical help. Acute pain can easily evolve into chronic pain, which may become difficult to treat. Many commonly prescribed, commercially available pain relief medications help the symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches and other nerve and muscle pain, but they can also result in unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, stomach irritation, drug interactions and even dependence. You are unique, your medication should be, too!
Let Our Pharmacist Solve Your Pain Medication Issues
Alternate Dosage Forms – some commercially available medications are difficult to take. Our compounding pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can provide alternate methods of delivery to make the process easier. Instead of a tablet or capsule, pain medications can often be compounded as a topical cream or gel that can be directly applied to the site of pain and absorbed through the skin. Our methods of delivery include:
- Topical gels
- Custom flavored troches
- Nasal sprays
Some patients cannot take medications orally due to side effects, drug interactions or because the burden of taking too many is too difficult to manage. We can combine active ingredients and apply directly to the site of pain. Consequently there will be no, or very little, systemic absorption and therefore no liver metabolism, no gastrointestinal side effects and no drug interaction, as well as the avoidance of psychological or physical dependence.
Many patients taking pain medications come to accept these painful conditions as a part of daily life. At PeopleFirst Pharmacy, compounding offers personalized pain relief through a variety of preparations.
Our Pharmacists Can Solve Your Dosage Problems
Because patients vary in size, symptoms and pain tolerance, commercially available medications sometimes may not provide the appropriate dosage strength for an individual patient. Through compounding, a healthcare provider and pharmacist can customize the dosage to the exact amount the patient requires, and find a dosage form that best suits your needs.
PeopleFirst Pharmacy’s Compounding Pharmacists Can Formulate Commercially Unavailable Medicine
From time to time, a manufacturer may discontinue medication. Often this is because it is not needed in the vast quantities necessary to make mass production cost-effective, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still patients who need it. If this is the case with you, our compounding pharmacy can prepare a prescription for the discontinued product, tailoring the strength and delivery form to your specific needs.
Stop by or call today to see how compounding may help improve a patient’s quality of life by providing relief with potentially fewer side effects and less overall medication.
Our Compounding Pharmacists Can Assist In Healing Your Wound
PeopleFirst Pharmacy has extensive experience in assisting physicians and patients in healing difficult wounds. We can prepare a variety of medications in different combinations and different dosage forms to best fit the patient’s condition.
PeopleFirst Pharmacy’s Pharmacists Can Formulate Various Wound Care Medications
There are numerous types of compounded medications that can be used to aid in the treatment of many types of wounds. Some of these compounds include:
- Topical antibiotic solutions to aid in maintaining an infection-free wound bed as the healing process is underway
- Topical bandages for hard to heal areas such as the oral cavity
PeopleFirst Pharmacy’s Compounding Pharmacists Can Solve Your Dosage Problems
Because patients vary in size, symptoms and scope of wound, commercially available medications sometimes may
PeopleFirst Pharmacy’s Custom-Compounding Medications Can Be Applied Directly to The Wound
The proprietary formulations compounded at Apple Valley Pharmacy are designed to:
- Stimulate new tissue growth
- Reduce Pain
- Discourage bacterial growth
- Treat infection directly at the wound site
Our compounding pharmacist and pharmacy technicians can compound other medications which may be applied to the area surrounding the wound to reduce pain associated with dressing changes. Topical anesthetics, anti-inflammatories and analgesics can be applied to the wound prior to wound cleaning to reduce pain:
- Spray • Gel • Cream
Stop by or call today to learn about how our pharmacists customize medications to meet your specific needs.