What Prescriptions Can Be Compounded?
- Medication Flavoring/
- Dermatology / Women’s Health
- Dental / Wound Care / Scar Care
- Men’s Health / Sports Medicine/
- Palliative Care
- Liquid / Suspension
What is compounding?
Pharmacy compounding is the process of creating a custom formulation based on an individualized prescription by combining ingredients to create a medication for a patient. Kaup Pharmacy is a compounding pharmacy, and we can mix sterile and non-sterile preparations. Reasons for a compound prescription vary, but could be for topical and wound creams, compound flavoring, warts and compounding does not stop with humans! We make recipes for hogs, puppies, kittens and we can make compounds for other animal friends!
How Does Compounding Benefit Me?
Compounding can alter the form and add flavor to medication to make it easier to take or digest, adjust the strength of medication for health needs, combine medications into one, compounded form and in some cases, compound a medication that is is not commercially manufactured due to low volume.
Compounding examples of a topical creams include hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women and andropausal men, pain creams, diaper rash creams for newborns, nipple creams for new mothers, wound creams for hospice patients and others. Also, patients who cannot take certain medications due to gastrointestinal side effects, may find it helpful to work with their prescriber and our compounding pharmacist to formulate a topical cream that can be absorbed through the skin.
A hormonal imbalance maybe responsible for a number of related health concerns, including: Hot flashes , Night sweats, PMS, Weight gain, Post-partum depression, Irregular menstrual cycle, Fibrocystic breasts, Decreased libido, Painful intercourse and Vaginal dryness.
The advantage of compounded hormone restoration therapy (HRT) is that a prescription can be formulated to for an individual’s body and hormone levels. And at Kaup Pharmacy we use hormones derived from plants.
With a consultation our compounding pharmacist can assist a healthcare prescriber in interpreting the results of test that measure a patient's hormone levels. And we can then send a recommendation to your prescriber for a customized hormone formulation prescription, which is specific to your needs.
Children and Elderly
Children and the elderly may benefit from compounding as well. Liquids or suspensions can be made in a variety of flavors including raspberry, tutti frutti, cream de mint, chocolate, and almost any flavor that helps taking the medication. Compounding pharmacists can alter the strength of a medication or change the form of delivery including creams absorbed through the skin, lollipops, oral lozenges, capsules and vaginal products.
When a commercially available product is not available due to backorders or product discontinuation, we can often compound it for patients who still benefit from taking it.
If a patient has allergies to commercially available products, we can use hypoallergenic ingredients so patients can avoid allergic reactions to some fillers and dyes.
Choosing Kaup Pharmacy.
With a consultation with our compounding pharmacist, our pharmacist can assist and work alongside a healthcare prescriber to see if we together maybe able to customize a medication to meet your individual needs. Each formulation is a unique recipe that the prescriber has determined to be helpful for their patient. We can also work directly with prescribers on compounding formulations for their patients. Our facility meets USP 797 and USP 800 standards. Call us with any questions you or your healthcare prescriber may have. We are Caring for People like Family.
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Pharmacist and lab staff are supported by an industry leader in compounding, PCCA (Pharmacy Compounding Centers of America). Learn more at PCCA. PCCA has compounding recipes, which we are able to access to compound for patients who have specific needs. As well as consultants available for pharmacists to discuss specific recipes.