Millions of Americans have unique health care needs that off-the-shelf prescription medications cannot meet. For them, personalized medication solutions—mixed safely by trained, licensed pharmacists—are the only option to achieve the desired health care outcome. These pharmacists work with physicians, nurse practitioners and veterinarians to create customized medication solutions for patients and animals whose health care needs are not met by manufactured medications.Who Needs Personalized Medication Solutions?
Patients who need specialized dosing due to age-related issues (pediatric or geriatric)Patients who have:
Multiple health care issues that impact a drug’s absorption or eliminationAllergic reactions to inert ingredients such as binders or dyes in commercially available productsDifficulty absorbing the medication via the traditional delivery process of a commercially available product, i.e. can’t swallow or are sensitive to topically applied productsHospitalized patients who need lifesaving intravenous medications
The Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Supreme Court, Congress and virtually every major association of health care professionals and patient advocates recognize the value of compounding as an integral component of contemporary pharmacy practice.