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Compounding services

Preparing customized medications for patients

MultiCare compounding services

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 Compounding

At 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.

  • Customized Dosages
  • Unique Dosage Forms
  • Dermatology
  • Podiatry
  • Hormone Replacement
  • Pain Management
  • Wound Care
  • Veterinary
  • Unavailable Medications
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Compounding Services are available at:

MultiCare Gig Harbor Medical Park
4545 Point Fosdick Dr
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
253-530-8030
Fax: 253-530-8024

Hours: 9am-5pm,
Monday-Friday
Closed 12-1pm