What is prescription compounding?

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Many of Pharmaca’s pharmacy staff members have received special training in compounding techniques from the Professional Compounding Centers of America and Spectrum Laboratories. Working closely with your doctor, our pharmacists can modify prescribed medications to a specific strength, dosage form or allergen-free formula.

Our registered compounding pharmacists can turn prescribed medications into topical ointments, tasty formulations for kids, or even create applications for your pet. Speak with your doctor if you need a specific strength, dosage form or allergen-free formula that is not readily available in commercially sold options.

Compounded drugs that can be prepared by Pharmaca pharmacists include:

  • » Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) for both women and men
  • » Pain medications in a variety of delivery methods
  • » Thyroid replacement therapy
  • » Specially flavored compounds for children and pets
  • » Dermatological compounds

Compounding and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

One of the most common usages of compounded prescriptions is hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

An important benefit of choosing hormone replacement therapy through a compounding pharmacy like Pharmaca is that our pharmacists have the ability to adjust dosages, delivery methods and combinations of necessary hormones. Hormones may be made into creams that can be applied to a local area (such as a topical estrogen), embedded into transdermal patches or combined into single pills.

Speak with your health care provider about whether compounded HRT may be right for you.