Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded prescriptions are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.
At one time, nearly all prescriptions were compounded. Over time, the pharmacist’s role in compounding changed as medicines were mass produced by manufacturers. This caused many mass-produced medications to not meet the needs of all patients any longer.
Compounding now has experienced a resurgence as modern technology and innovative techniques and research have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications to meet specific patient needs to an even far greater extent than early compounding had ever done. Here at the Canandaigua The Medicine Shoppe, we can compound most of your basic needs, although we own a subsidiary which is a highly specialized compounding pharmacy in Canandaigua, New York. Their laboratory is state of the art and they can make almost anything for you!
We can create:
o Unique Dosage Forms
o Flavor Medicines (to improve taste)
o Reproduce Medication (drugs is no longer available in the market)
o Invent New Formulations (specially designed for you by your doctor)
We have the ability to prepare:
o Creams, Lotions, Gels, Powders, etc., for Skin/Scalp Application
o Powder Capsules for Ear Insufflators
o Transdermal Gels that Deliver Medicine Through The Skin
o Sub-Lingual (Under-The-Tongue) Products
o Rectal and Vaginal Preparations
o Lip Balms
We can compound medications for a variety of needs including these below. Please click on any topic to get a more in depth discussion of how we can assist you with any of these subjects.
Studies show that close to one out of every four Americans suffers from some type of chronic pain. Many patients taking these medications come to accept these conditions as part of daily life, but they may find a better solution through compounded pain medication.
It’s a fact of life, that as we age, our hormone levels decrease, often resulting in health problems. Traditional therapy includes the use of synthetic hormones, which can cause undesirable side effects that and at times may outweigh their benefits. There is an alternative that you can benefit from – Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Call today to discuss your unique needs and we will be able to assist you either here or from our Canandaigua store. Also, we don’t want to leave out some of the most important members of your family, your pets! We do basic animal compounding here in Canandaigua although we also own a very specialized pharmacy where we have helped thousands of pet patients in our subsidiary, The Animal Pharmacy. This is a specialized facility and dedicated to animal patients and it’s been helping pet owners for over 20 years now!
Visit us at The Animal Pharmacy as there is much information for you to view about our sometimes furry family members! Or you may call us here at the store for general veterinary compounding and if we can’t help you, The Animal Pharmacy will.