The fact that we compound is unique to Lawton and it sets us apart. We can usually have anything done in 24-48 hours provided we don’t have to order anything. If you have any questions, read below or give us a call at 580.354.9860
What is compounding?
Compounded medications are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.
Why is it important?
There are several reasons why prescribers and pharmacists provide compounded medications for patients. The primary reason for compounding is to avoid patient non-compliance, which means the patient is either unable or unwilling to use the medication as directed. Many patients are allergic to preservatives or dyes, or require a dosage that is different from the standard drug strengths.
How does it work?
With a physician’s consent, a compounding pharmacist can:
◾Adjust the strength of a medication
◾Avoid unwanted ingredients, such as dyes, preservative, lactose, gluten, or sugar.
◾Add flavor to make the medication more palatable
◾Prepare medications using unique delivery systems. For patients who find it difficult to swallow a capsule, a compounding pharmacist may prepare the drug as a flavored liquid suspension instead. Other medication forms include topical gels or creams that can be absorbed through the skin, suppositories, sublingual troches, or even lollipops.