What is Compounding?
Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge, allowing specially trained professionals to prepare customized medications to meet each patient’s specific needs.
Compounding was once commonplace, but today only the most skilled and knowledgeable pharmacists – like those at PerforMix Specialty Pharmacy – perform. When patients need specific medications that can’t be found in a mass-produced pill, rest assured our pharmacists can create exactly what is needed to keep treatment strategies on schedule and patients feeling better every day.
At PerforMix Specialty Pharmacy, we know that one size does not fit all; especially when it comes to pharmaceutical care.
Given that no two patients are alike, we firmly believe that everyone deserves access to quality, customized medications. That’s why our pharmacy is a leading provider of individualized treatments, serving as a safe and highly effective alternative to traditional medications. And as a patient, you have a right to be a part of the conversation in determining your course of treatment.
Compounding can be used:
- To alter the strength/dose of a drug
- If a patient has an allergy and needs a medication to be made without a certain dye or other allergen
- If a patient has trouble swallowing pills and needs a medication to be made in liquid form
- If a patient prefers a topical cream as opposed to ingesting a pill
- If a patient can’t stand the taste of their medication and would like a flavor added
Our compounding professionals can formulate suitable medications in the form of:
- Sublingual drops
- Oral and nasal sprays
- Rectal solutions and suppositories
- Other customized dosage forms
At PerforMix, we frequently fill prescriptions for patients who are looking to avoid the adverse side effects of ingesting a pill. For patients who suffer from chronic pain or migraines, there is often cause for concern regarding addiction and/or gastrointestinal side effects. Having a topical cream compounded allows the patient to effectively manage their pain at the site, with minimal systemic absorption.
We also specialize in customizing treatments for scars and wounds, as well as hormone replacement therapy and nasal nebulizers. We also serve a variety of specialty offices, including, but not limited to dermatology, pediatrics and podiatry.
Specialty formulations are now an integral facet of patient care and medicine distribution. Our compounding services provide customized medications that are not readily available.
Compounded prescriptions are ideal for any patient (human or animal) requiring unique dosages and/or dosage forms. The customization can be in strength, dosage, inactive ingredients, form, and more. Your prescription is packed in a temperature-controlled package, and is overnighted via FedEx, right to your door.
The practice of pharmacy compounding is becoming a popular solution to veterinary problems.
Just like their owners, animals are individual and unique. They come in different shapes and sizes, and may be sensitive to ingredients like lactose. As a result, not all commercially available medicines are appropriate for every pet. That’s where compounding is especially helpful. In this situation, your veterinarian can prescribe a flavored liquid, treat, or other dosage form with the amount of medication that is exactly right for your pet’s size and condition.
Our pets are members of the family too! We want our pets to receive high quality care. Like you, your pet is a unique individual and may need a custom blend of just the right medications for their condition.
Our goal is to help you help your pet by providing your veterinary pharmaceuticals in the easiest and most effective form with your pet’s health and wellness in mind.