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WHAT IS COMPOUNDING?Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Compounded medications are made from individual ingredients and mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.
Importance of CompoundingAt one time, nearly all prescriptions were compounded. With the advent of mass drug manufacturing, compounding declined. Mass-produced medications meant that some patients’ needs were not being met. Fortunately, compounding has experienced a resurgence as modern technology and innovative techniques and research have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications to meet specific patient needs.
Examples of how compounding can meet patient needs:
Compounding Services are available at the Multicare Gig Harbor Medical Park.