At one time, nearly all prescriptions were compounded. With the emergence of mass drug manufacturing in the '50s and '60s, prescription compounding rapidly declined. The pharmacist’s role as a preparer of medications quickly changed to that of a dispenser of manufactured dosage forms and most pharmacists were no longer trained to compound medications. However, the “one-size-fits-all” nature of mass-produced medications meant that some patients’ medical needs were not being met.
Far Hills Pharmacy pharmacists possess advanced training in compounding and we have made investments in specialized equipment and training to do so safely and efficiently. When our patients struggle with finding the right prescription balance, the expertly trained pharmacists at Far Hills Pharmacy can provide expert knowledge and assistance to attain optimal results. Often, this happens during one-on-one talks in the aisle of the pharmacy, using a page or two of handouts from the classes we’ve previously taught while putting everything else on hold.
There are many benefits to compounding prescription medications, keep reading to learn more and to see if Far Hills Pharmacy’s prescription compounding services are right for you.
1. What is Prescription Compounding
Pharmacy compounding (PC) is the art and science of preparing specified medications for patients. It’s a very personalized way to create medications for you based on your practitioners prescription and our extensive knowledge. Individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required for your unique issues.
2. What is the advantage of Prescription Compounding?
When a customer is unable to take commercially available drugs or they require a medication that has been discontinued, our licensed pharmacist can recreate that medication via compounding. Sometimes customers don’t respond to the traditional forms of treatment, or they need their medication in a different form. Compounding meets these needs by providing customized solutions.
3. Does Prescription Compounding make taking medication a more pleasant experience?
Some drugs have a very unpleasant flavor, making it hard for you to take them as directed. Our compounding pharmacist can custom make the prescription from scratch with your flavor of choice. This works best with customers who have difficulty taking medications, like young children, elderly patients, or even pets! We can produce your medications in the form that is convenient and easy for you to use.
4. Do all pharmacies offer Prescription Compounding?
No… not every pharmacy offers prescription compounding. Far Hills Pharmacy is above the curve in integrative medicine and has been providing PC for many years. This unique service allows our pharmacists to use their extensive drug knowledge to help our customers and their doctors create a truly unique treatment plan. Our compounding pharmacists are able to offer treatments for unusual or resistant maladies that traditional allopathic medicine can’t help. When it comes to compounding, identifying our customer’s needs is our top priority. One of the top compounded prescriptions we provide is custom-compounded, bio-identical hormones, which are personalized for each patient as prescribed by their physician. Read more here
5. Is Prescription Compounding available for pets?
Yes, this is the best part… Far Hills Pharmacy is also providing prescription compounding for veterinary problems. There are valuable benefits to today’s pet owners. Pets can be extremely difficult to treat with medications. Cats typically refuse to swallow pills and usually will eat right around one disguised in food. Dosages can be very tricky with dogs – due to the vast difference in size. Our compounding pharmacist is equipped to help them all!
If you are currently experiencing problems with your prescription medications perhaps a visit to Far Hills Pharmacy is the answer. Through individualized attention and an integrated approach, you’ll be back on the right path towards good health!