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What is compounding?

Pharmacy compounding is the art of preparing customized medications for people and animals. Compounded medications are safely “made from scratch” by a trained, licensed pharmacist.  Quality individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the doctor, just like your local druggists did years ago, before many medications were mass produced and made commercially. Compounding medications allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet specific health care needs.

Quality Compounding

The Prescription Pad is committed to quality in our ingredients, training, and consulting.  That is why we are a Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) member.  We get high-quality, fine chemicals, equipment, accredited training, and education.  This empowers our Pharmacists and staff to meet the unique health needs of our patients. Compounding pharmacies must be specially certified to create medications, rather than just dispense them.

Compounded medications can be taken as:

  • Suspension/liquids
  • Creams/ointments
  • Suppositories
  • Human Hormone Replacement Therapy (HHRT)
  • Transdermal gels
  • Oral rapid dissolve tablets
  • Oral dissolving tablet triturates
  • Oral dissolving lozenges/troches
  • Oral sublingual drops
  • Capsules
  • Chew treats (vets and pets)
  • Pediatric Compounding
  • Medicated powders

Have you or a loved one had difficulty taking medication?


You’re not alone.  Many people experience issues such as these when taking medications:

  • Upset Stomach
  • Ill-Favored Taste
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Needing Different Dose Than That Which is Available
  • No Desire to Take Medications

A Compounding Pharmacist can help provide solutions to these challenges.  Working closely with the patient and the prescriber, compounding gives the Pharmacist the ability to customize medication to meet patient needs.

Trained, PCCA member Pharmacists can customize medications for patients who need specific:

  • Strengths
  • Dosage forms
  • Flavors
  • Ingredients excluded from medications due to allergies or other sensitivities