Compounding allows a practitioner to prescribe and a pharmacist to prepare a customized medication that is not available commercially, or to place an available medication in a different dosage form to meet specific patient need and to improve patient compliance.
Specialized Dosage Forms
Medications can be compounded into dosage forms that are most appropriate to treat each patient. Desired active ingredient(s) can be compounded into creams, ointments and gels for topical or transdermal administration. In order for medications to be absorbed transdermally, it is critical that an appropriate base and proper compounding technique be used. Medication can be easily measured using an oral topical dispenser. Convenient applicators can be used to deliver medication directly to an affected site, such as the lips. Compared to oral administration, less active ingredient may be required when a medication is applied topically and the risk of systemic side effects can be minimized.
Common dosage forms for human and veterinary compounding include:
  • Medicated Lozenges
  • Medicated Lollipops
  • Topical & Oral Sprays
  • Otic Insufflations
  • Creams, Lotions, and Gels
  • Modified Release Capsules
  • Sugar-Free, Dye-Free Preparations
  • Preservative-Free Formulas
  • Enteric Coated Preparations
  • Geriatric Dosages
  • Hospice Formulations
  • Pediatric Dosages
  • Nasal Sprays
  • Lip Balms
  • Oral Troches
  • Suppositories
  • many more...
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