Why would your doctor prescribe a compounded medication?
Based on your specific health needs, your doctor determined creating a customized medication for you or loved one is the best treatment plan available. Some reasons may include:
- The medication prescribed is no longer commercially available
- You may be able to take a single dose of certain combined medications
- One dosage form may be easier to take (e.g. converting a tablet to a liquid)
- Changing inactive ingredients could help you avoid allergy issues
- Creating pediatric dosages and formulations that may not be readily available
- Why compound my medication at Valley of the Sun?
- Our compounding pharmacy location features dedicated staff with extensive training in order to mix, prepare and package customized compounded medications.
- Guidance is provided, along with instructions that will help you properly take your medication. All of our compounding recipes are fully researched, standardized, referenced and stored in our central database.
Pharmacists may compound prescription medications to:
- Create patient-specific dosages to accommodate an in-between dose or to match a particular patient’s weight and size
- Combine some multiple medications into a single dose
- Prescription delivery upon request, in select areas.
- Change the dosage form to one that’s easier to take. For example, we can create a liquid suspension for a child who has trouble swallowing capsules or tablets
- Develop allergy-free formulations, change or remove inactive ingredients such as preservatives, dyes or lactose
Compounded Dosage Forms
Each compounded prescription comes with instructions that will help you properly take your medication. Dosage forms can be compounded for pain management, hormone replacement therapy, pets and more.
Common dosage forms include:
- Creams, gels, lotions and ointments
- Liquid formulations such as suspensions and solutions