Compounded Prescriptions are mixed from their constituent chemicals by a pharmacist or technician because they are not available in commercially prepared formulations. Often, a drug is not produced by a commercial manufacturer unless it can be patented and make money for the drug company. Natural hormone products are an example of of drugs that cannot be patented – we make many different combinations of these hormone products to meet individual patient needs.
Compounded Prescriptions are custom prescriptions, made to precisely meet the needs of the patient. An example of this would be high blood pressure medication that is commercially available for adults, but must be dissolved and made into a liquid to give to an infant. We also do custom flavoring of medications to suit the patient.
We can compound a variety of different dosage forms, such as:
These specialized dosage forms will help ensure that you receive your medication in the most convenient form possible. For those who have difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules, we may be able to compound a pleasantly flavored liquid that is easy to swallow or even a transdermal gel that can be rubbed into the skin.
For those picky children who give you a hard time about taking their “yucky” medication, we may be able to flavor the prescription (i.e. bubble gum, cherry, grape, etc) to make it more enjoyable. With over 40 available flavors, you’ll have no trouble finding one your child will love.
In addition to human medications, we make compounds for household pets if prescribed by a veterinarian.
Get a better understanding of the stringent quality control processes behind every product that leaves Atlas in this video from the PCCA – we are a member pharmacy.