The best option for medication is not always available at the corner drug store. Patients whose healthcare needs are not met by manufactured medication because of issues like allergies, dosage, or strengths use compounding pharmacies to personalize their medication for their individual needs. Our pharmacist works with customers in the Winchester area and their doctors to develop a compounded formula specific to each patient or pet and their unique needs.
At The Wellness Pharmacy, our compounding pharmacist may be able to provide solutions for challenges such as:
- Medications that are difficult to use because of flavor or difficulty swallowing pills
- Medications that are difficult to find or discontinued
- Medication that is allergy friendly or medication with alternate ingredients
Easy to Use
We make medication that is easier to use for children, the elderly, and pets!
Some medications have a very unpleasant flavor, which makes the patient less likely to take it as directed. Our compounding pharmacist can flavor many medications to make it more palatable without compromising the medication’s effectiveness. This is especially handy when dealing with medications for patients who may refuse medication, such as young children, elderly patients, or even pets!
A patient may need their medication in a different dosage form. For instance, patients who have difficulty swallowing a pill may find it easier to take their medication in a pleasantly flavored liquid form. Some medications can be compounded in a topical form such as a cream or a gel that allows the medicine to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin.
Difficult To Find Or Discontinued Medications
Our pharmacist can make medication that is difficult to find or discontinued.
Sometimes a large pharmaceutical manufacturer discontinues a medication. Often this happens because not enough patients are taking the drug, so it is unprofitable to keep mass-producing it. But what about the patients who still need that drug? Hundreds or even thousands of patients still may need that medication.
A compounding pharmacist can re-create that medication by compounding it, so even if only one person in the world still needs that medication, they can have it thanks to compounding!
Customized medication for people with allergies or ingredient intolerance
A patient may be allergic to, or intolerant of an ingredient commonly found in the commercially manufactured form of a medication.
Ingredients that may be problematic include:
A compounding pharmacist can create a personalized medication, formulated to give the patient the treatment they need while leaving out the problematic ingredient.
Do you have questions about pharmacy compounding? The Wellness Pharmacy has answers.
Pharmacy compounding is a long-established tradition that offers customized care to meet the specific needs of individual patients.
Have you ever wished your child’s medicine tasted better so they would accept it without a fuss? Or struggled to cut a prescription tablet in half because the pill was not manufactured in the strength you required? Perhaps an ill loved one could have benefited from having multiple medications combined into a single dose. Compounding pharmacists provide solutions to all these problems, and more.