What is Compounding?
Simply put, it is the act of creating a customized prescription that can be tailored to meet individual needs and usually, solve a medication problem. Upon receipt of a physician’s prescription, the pharmacist custom makes the medication from scratch using pharmaceutical-grade chemicals or a manufactured medication as the base. It’s made into the dosage form – capsules, a liquid suspension, lozenges, topical creams, even chewables – that provides the maximum benefit from the medication that’s been prescribed.
When is compounding right for you?
Today, compounding pharmacists have access to more medications, more technology and more research data than ever before. This means you don’t have to settle for medication that is not the perfect fit for you and your body’s needs.
Compounding assures you can have the medication you need precisely the way you need it. If you have any of these medical challenges, ask your doctor if a compounded medication is right for you.
Swallowing pills or
Bad tasing medicine
We can make most medications into a another oral form such as a lozenge, lollipop, gummy square, rapid dissolve melty, or flavored liquid suspension in one of dozens of available flavors
When the most appropriate medication is no longer available, we can recreate the preparation for you.
We create medications in a variety of forms – gels, creams, nasal sprays and lip balms - that can be applied to only those areas that need treatment.
Medication wears off
We can change some medications to have a longer time-release
Allergies or sensitivities to medication fillers
We can eliminate dyes, preservatives, lactose or sugar
Precise doses can be prepared that are age and strength appropriate
Custom Medicine uses USPS Priority Mail to ship compounded medications within Massachusetts and the dozen other states we are licensed in. All medications are expertly packed, and patients are charged only for the shipping costs with no extra handling fees. When necessary, ice packs and insulated mailers are used to maintain product stability.
Discuss the possibility of having Custom Medicine compound a therapy with your physician. Or, we can contact him or her on your behalf and work together to develop a treatment plan
tailored to fit your body and your lifestyle.