Every individual is unique & deserves customized medication to fit their specific needs. Many patients are allergic to dyes or preservatives, or sensitive to standard drug strengths. With a physician’s consent a compounding pharmacist can change the strength of a prescription. In addition, the pharmacist can alter the form by making it easier for a patient to digest or by adding flavor for a more pleasant taste. There are also a variety of unique delivery systems, such as transdermal gel, sublingual troche or lozenge, a lollipop, or a powder insufflators. For those patients that have difficulty swallowing a capsule, a pharmacist can make a suspension, or a suppository.
CONVENIENT TO USE
Taking multiple prescriptions can be confusing and can result in dosage errors or noncompliance. We can compound several medications into a preparation that contains the needed concentrations of each drug, which is much more economical and convenient for the patient.
ALTERNATE ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION
For example, if a patient has difficultly swallowing or problems with absorption, Choice Family Pharmacy can prepare customized medicated dosage forms. This can prevent the need for intravenous therapy and possibly avoid a hospital stay.