What is the difference between regular and compounding pharmacies?
You’ve probably heard of compounding pharmacies, but maybe you aren’t sure what they do. You expect to walk into a pharmacy, pick up a prescription, and head on your way, but it isn’t always that simple. Sometimes you need a little change, and that’s where compounding comes in.
In short, a compounding pharmacy creates medication tailored to you. Unique dosage and forms of delivery are two of the most requests. Local pharmacies are restricted to the commercial version of a drug, white compound pharmacies are able to create a dose that will work most effectively for your height, weight, and severity of condition. Have the option of how your medication is delivered gives a lot of patients peace of mind and is also handy for children. Commercial medications often only come in one form, but not everyone is able to use that one form. Having your liquid made into a cream, tablet into an ointment, or powder into a tablet can make it easier for you to be able to properly take your medication.
Compounding pharmacies specialize in creating medication to meet the special needs of a patient, especially for children. Giving your child medication can be lead to quite the battle and frustration. Using a compounding pharmacy can help squash that struggle. Your child’s prescription can easily be made into a powder that can be hid in food, or a cream that can be applied smoothly. Adding flavors to medications that will be still be given by mouth is a simple but effective method that compounding pharmacies also have the ability to do.
With traditional compounding pharmacies becoming common across the US, people are able to get their prescriptions on their terms more than ever. Wellspring Compounding Pharmacy is ready to help you figure out what is best for you and your medications.