Compounding provides unique solutions for individual patients. Commercially available medications are limited by, for example, ingredient choices (dyes, preservatives), strengths, patient allergies, or dosage forms. Compounding can provide solutions to many of these problems via a collaboration between the pharmacist, physician, and patient. Compounding pharmacists are able to make a variety of changes to traditional medications, including:
- Decreasing levels of or eliminating dyes, preservatives, etc.
- Increased or decreased dosage strengths for infants or elderly people
- Alternative forms of medications, such as troches, lozenges, candies, gels and liquids
- Added flavours for better taste & easier ingestion
In addition, pharmaceutical compounding also offers a solution for patients who require medications that have been discontinued by drug manufacturers, and helps patients who may be facing a supply shortage of their normal medications. It also allows a pharmacist and doctor to work together to create tailor-made medications, such as combination pain therapies or hormone replacement therapies, that are not commercially available.
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Compounding Matters formulation database
Fagron is dedicated to supporting pharmacists with extensive compatibility and stability data. Compounding Matters formulation database, a global initiative of Fagron, offers the pharmacist and prescriber a broad range of scientific, evidence-based compounding formulations with step-by-step compounding instructions, packaging information, beyond-use-date data and quality control information.
Prescribers can find an indication and formulas that suits the personal needs of the patient. Pharmacists can find formulas with the methods of compounding a high-quality preparation. Compounding Matters is available free to all prescribers and pharmacists. Click here to create a free account.