Compounding

Compounding is the science and art of personalising medications for patients’ individual needs. Compounded medications are made based on a doctor’s prescription, in which individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact dosage, form, and strength that is required/needed by the patient.

At one point, most all prescription medications were compounded. When mass drug manufacturing came in the 1950s and ‘60s, compounding quickly dissipated. The pharmacist’s role had changed from a preparer of medications to a dispenser of manufactured medications – Stucki Family Pharmacy is one of the few pharmacies bringing this service back to health care.

Compounding with Stucki Family Pharmacy has amazing benefits

  • Make exact dose medication. (75mg pill that normally comes in 100mg or  50mg)
  • Modify the form of drug so the patient can take it. (Tablets to liquid. Tablet changed to topical)
  • Make drugs without preservatives that can cause allergic reactions.
  • Provide drugs that are not currently available.
  • Create more natural forms of drugs to be better absorbed by the body.
  • Change from just treating symptoms to preventative medicine.