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Answering Your FAQs About Compounded Medications

December 21, 2023

Did you know that we offer compounded medications? If you’ve never heard the term before or are curious about how compounding could benefit you, we have the answers you’re looking for! Take a look at some of the frequently asked questions about compounding:

What is a compounded medication?

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Prescription medicine typically comes in standardized forms and dosages, but sometimes, a person needs an adjustment to be made. For example, you may need a unique drug strength that isn’t commercially available. Or, you may have a pet that refuses to take its medications, so you need their medicine made into a tasty chewable treat. This is where compounding comes in! Compounded medications are an effective solution for altering a drug into a custom treatment that meets all of your needs, not just some.

What are the benefits of compounding?

Do you struggle to swallow pills? Are you allergic to an ingredient or want additives removed from your medication? Do you require a medication dosage that’s not commercially available? Does your child have difficulty taking medicine? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then compounding could be very beneficial for you! Traditional prescription medication doses aren’t always the best option for every person, as medicine is a personal and often individualized treatment. We can remove additives such as gluten and make medicine alcohol and sugar-free, among other things.

Is compounding safe?

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Yes! Compounding is a science that pharmacists must be trained and accredited in, and our team works in a state-of-the-art lab using high-quality equipment and ingredients. You can trust our local pharmacy to ensure your medications are made in line with the highest standards.

How do I get compounded medications?

You must get a prescription from your doctor for a compounded medication, and then you can come to our local pharmacy to have it filled. We communicate regularly with patients and doctors to ensure you get the right medication strength for optimal absorption. And don’t worry, if you aren’t already getting your prescriptions at Little Drug, you can easily transfer your prescription to us in just a few simple steps. Once your prescription is ready, you can choose to come pick it up, or we can deliver it to your door for free!

Compounding at Little Drug

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Compounding is just one of many personalized services offered at our independent pharmacy. Our expert pharmacists can take your compounded prescription and turn it into the exact dosage strength you need and make it in a variety of forms, from injections and oral liquids to creams and dissolvable tablets. We can create tailored BHRT treatments, compound pet medications, and even adjust children’s medicine by adding natural flavors. Our passion is making the administration of medication as simple and hassle-free as possible because everyone deserves access to prescription medications that work the best for their body.

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