Compounding is the process of mixing different chemicals to make a unique patient-based medication for that individual. Have you ever baked a cake? No matter how many times you choose to bake it, you will get a different result each time. Compounding is like that cake in that it is unique according to the patient or doctor's specific requirements. This practice is commonly used when many patients are allergic to certain substances (e.g., casein, soy, dyes, sugar, gluten, lactose, alcohol, preservatives). Oftentimes medications are compounded for patients with dietary considerations (e.g., vegan, gluten-free, etc). Compounding also gives patients the opportunity to sample treatments that are not readily available to consumers.
Reasons to Use a Compounding Pharmacy