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118 N. Main Street • Salem, UT 84653
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9 - 7 • Sat. 9 - 5 • Closed Sun.
Before mass production of medications became the norm, compounding was a routine activity among pharmacists. Community pharmacists who have experience with compounding techniques are now less common. Physicians may prescribe an individually compounded medication for a patient with an unusual health need. This allows the physician to tailor a prescription to each individual.
Compounding preparations are especially prevalent for:• Patients requiring limited dosage strengths, such as a very small dose for infants.
• Patients requiring a different formulation, such as turning a pill into a liquid or transdermal gel for people who can't swallow pills due to disability.
• Patients requiring an allergen-free medication, such as one without gluten or colored dyes.
• Patients who are taking bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
• Children who need flavoring in liquid drugs, usually so that the medication tastes better to them.
• Veterinary medicine, which can change in dose to a more easily administered form (such as from a pill to a liquid or transdermal gel), or to add a flavor more palatable to the animal.
Of utmost importance is the triad of care followed to ensure the best outcome for the patient. The patient, their practitioner, and the pharmacist form this triad to work together to address the patient’s medical needs. It starts with the patient and practitioner determining the patient’s needs, then follows from the practitioner to the pharmacist back to the patient. All work together to provide the best possible outcome. The practitioner directs his decisions to the pharmacist through a prescription as is normal for any prescribed medicine.
For specific questions, or more information, please talk with your
medical practitioner or call our pharmacist at: (801) 723-0570.