Compounding is the dispensing of medications that are created from scratch in our compounding lab, based on the presentation of a prescription. By utilizing compounding, a medication or dosage form can be tailored to a specific patient's need, even if that need is not commercially available. A compounded prescription is individually created and tailored for a specific patient - each compound is created for you specifically and does not begin until a prescription is presented to the pharmacy. Because these medications are compounded at the pharmacy level and not prepared by a manufacturer, these medications often take longer to complete than "regular prescriptions". Our compounding staff has been specially trained, and not many pharmacies can handle the complexity of the compounded prescriptions that we can. As a result, many patients travel long distances to get their compounds through us. While we strive to complete compounded prescriptions as quickly as possible (often same day and almost always by the following business day), due to the complexity and time required, as well as the inability to know which compounds will be presented on any given day, it can often take several hours or possibility even the next day for a given compound to be completed. We always suggest patients allowing at least 24 hours notice for all compounded prescriptions, including refills.
For more information about our available compounded products, please call 706-548-4444