Compounding: The Past, Present & Future of Pharmacy

When a medication is not traditionally available in a certain strength, dosage or form  then pharmacy compounding may be the answer for you! Compounding requires the physician and the pharmacist to work together to provide the best alternative treatment options for the patient. 


Hormonal imbalances can take place at any age although most often they are attributed to side effects when dealing with menopause. These unstable hormone levels can disrupt daily activity, but bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can help to restore balance to help you feel like yourself again. Symptoms BHRT can relieve include 

  • Weight gain
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Insomnia
  • Bone loss
  • Memory loss



Kids don't like to take medicine for a lot of reasons. Medicine can taste bad. They're cranky from being sick. Or they simply are not able to swallow a pill. That's where pediatric compounding comes to the rescue! Pediatric prescriptions can be compounded into many different formulations. Pediatric compounding can help

  • Oral thrush
  • Diaper rash
  • Pain relief
  • Cold sores
  • Head lice
  • Respiratory conditions



Did you know hormone replacement therapy isn’t just for women? Men have unique health issues that often can be relieved by compounded medications. Research has identified a number of common physical and emotional symptoms that these therapies can help alleviate the symptoms and discomfort caused by these issues.

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Hair loss
  • Prostate and bladder health
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Fungal infections



68% of Americans own pets. If you are like most pet owners you hate seeing your pet sick. We also know how challenging it can be to get them to take their medicine. One of the advantages of compounded medications is that we are able to formulate them in custom dosages and administration forms to get your pet to take every dose. Whether you have a cat, dog or rat we are here to make your best friend feel better. Compounding benefits include: 

  • Meat flavored treats, pastes and liquids
  • Topical medications
  • Formulations to your pet's specifications
  • Alleviate intestinal and skin disorders
  • Allergies
  • Joint health




From a headache to a broken bone, pain is the most common symptom that people seek medical help for. But an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain causing partial or total disabilities. There are many over-the-counter pain relief solutions. Narcotics, such as opioids, are another common treatment option for chronic pain. However, the list of unwanted side effects is long. Compounding can reduce these side effects and target pain caused by

  • Neuroma pain
  • Phantom limb pain
  • TMJ
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated/Bulging discs
  • Degenerative disc disease



Disorders of the skin can be a problem among patients of all ages. There are many medications on the market to help but dermatology treatments can be expensive and may not be covered by your health insurance plan. Over the counter products are available but are often not effective enough. With compounding, we can create a customized therapy for your unique skin concerns.  Let us help alleviate symptoms of

  • Acne
  • Scarring
  • Rosacea
  • Alopecia
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema



Athletes need to find medications that will provide effective treatment so that sports injuries will heal quickly. If you are training at a competitive level or following a regular training schedule, you don’t want to be out of commission for very long. You want to deal with the problem appropriately and safely and treat your injury in a safe and effective way that will prevent any further physical damage.  Sports medicine compounding from a compounding pharmacy is the best way to deal with your injuries and get you back on the field, court or track quickly.

  • Inflammation
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Wounds



One of the most common phobias is fear of the dentist causing many people to avoid seeing one. Dentists see all patients- from toddlers to seniors making it the ideal practice for compounding. Customized medications can help patients stick to a routine dental care regimen and improve outcomes. 

  • Procedural anxiety
  • Canker sores
  • Teeth whitening
  • Gum disease
  • Pain relief
  • Plaque removal



Podiatrists have found that compounding medications is helpful in providing their patients with more effective treatments than ever before. Our compounding pharmacists works with your podiatrist to provide medications uniquely formulated to your specific needs. Whether oral or topical we can provide a formula to help you.

  • Arthritis
  • Athlete's foot
  • Fungal infections
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Pain relief










Disclaimer – Compounded medications are not reviewed by the FDA for safety/efficacy.