• Personalized Compounding

    Personalized Compounding

    At Kaup Pharmacy, we use hormones derived from plants.

What Prescriptions Can Be Compounded?

  • Medication Flavoring/
  • Dermatology / Women’s Health
  • Dental / Wound Care / Scar Care
  • Men’s Health / Sports Medicine
  • Pain Management /
  • Palliative Care

Available In:

  • Capsules
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Suppositories
  • Drops
  • Lollipops

What is compounding?

Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Its practice dates back to the origins of pharmacy. It declined in the 1950s and ‘60s as the pharmacist’s role quickly changed from a preparer of medications to a dispenser of mass-manufactured products. However, this “one-size-fits-all” approach to medication meant that some patients’ needs were unmet. Within the last few decades, compounding has experienced a renaissance, as modern technology, innovative techniques and new research have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications to meet a patient’s unique needs.

How Does Compounding Benefit Me?

Working with your health care provider, a compounding pharmacist can:

Alter the form of your medication to make it easier to use or ingest, add flavor to your medication to make it more palatable, adjust the strength of your medication so that it meets your specific needs, combine medications into one, easy-to-use form and in some cases, and formulate medications that are no longer manufactured commercially.

Is Compounding Expensive?

Compounding may cost more or less than conventional medication. It depends on factors such as the type of ingredients and equipment required as well as the time it takes the pharmacist to research and prepare the medication.

Topical Cream

Compounding pharmacists also can help patients who experience chronic pain. For example, some arthritic patients cannot take certain medications due to gastrointestinal side effects. Working with a physician’s prescription, a compounding pharmacist can provide these patients medications as topical creams that can be absorbed through the skin. Compounded prescriptions frequently are used to ease pain, nausea and other symptoms for hospice patients as well.

Hormonal Imbalance

A hormonal imbalance can affect more than your mood – it can be 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

Each woman’s body is different and has its own unique needs, but commercially manufactured products tend to be “one size fits all,” and they do not always account for the differences between individuals.

Pharmacy compounding is the preparation of customized medications for patients. The advantage of compounded hormone restoration therapy (HRT) is that it can be adapted specifically to fit each individual’s body and hormone levels. The body recognizes them and allows them to mimic the function of the hormones the body produces on its own.

A pharmacist experienced in HRT can assist a health care provider in interpreting the results of tests that measure a patient’s hormone levels. The health care provider, compounding pharmacist and patient can then determine a course of treatment that will give the patient the exact amount of hormones her body needs.

Working closely with the patient and her health care provider, a compounding pharmacist can help her start and maintain a hormone restoration regimen that brings her hormones back into balance and closely mimics what her body has been doing naturally for years. With a health care provider’s prescription, the pharmacist can prepare hormones in a variety of strengths and dosage forms. Thanks to compounding, there are customized hormone prescriptions to meet your specific needs.

Children and Elderly

Children and the elderly are often the types of patients who benefit most from compounding. If prescribed by your health care provider, a compounding pharmacist can alter the strength of a medication or change the form so that it is easier to use. Compounding comes in a variety of delivery options including creams absorbed through the skin, oral lozenges, capsules, and vaginal products.

Discontinued Medication

If your medication became discontinued and you and your healthcare provider would like to continue, in some cases, we may be able to formulate medications that are no longer manufactured commercially.

Allergies

If you are allergic to milk, preservatives, dyes, gluten or other specific ingredients, we maybe able to compound your medication to remove them.

Choosing Kaup Pharmacy.

As a local community pharmacy, we compound medication for you, your family, and the local surrounding communities. We will work alongside with your healthcare provider to see if we together maybe able to customize your medication to meet your individual needs. Our facility meets USP 797 and USP 800 standards. Call us with any questions you or your healthcare provider may have. We are Caring for People like Family.

We're Happy To Answer Any Questions at 800-686-2314 Or Come In And See Us

Pharmacist and lab staff are trained and supported by the industry leader in compounding, PCCA (Pharmacy Compounding Centers of America). PCCA is registered and inspected by the FDA and DEA. Learn more at PCCA. Majority of this information from this website is from PCCA.

Making Medication Allergy-Friendly Free Of:

Lactose, Preservatives, Dyes, Gluten and Sugar