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What is compounding?

Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications to meet the unique needs of a patient. A drug is only compounded at the request of a physician, which means that all compounded drugs are prescription only.

A compounding pharmacist is a pharmacist who caters to physicians and patients by making specialty medications that are not commercially available. A compounding pharmacist offers knowledge of drug compatibility, stability, and dosage forms in the development of compounded drug formulas. When a new patient need arises, a new formula is derived.

Historically, physicians have always relied on compounding pharmacists to provide medications to patients with special needs. There will always be newborns who require heart medications, dogs that require seizure medications, and women that desire a safer alternative to traditional hormone therapy. Drug shortages commonly arise, forcing physicians to turn to compounding pharmacies for the provision of drug therapy. As a compounding pharmacist, my job is to solve problems. I am constantly challenged by physicians and patients to provide alternatives for their special needs.

Why should you choose Olde Towne Drugs as your compounding pharmacy?

  • Exemplary customer service.
  • Unlimited access to a pharmacist for counseling via phone calls, text or scheduled appointments.
  • Access to a female pharmacist for menopausal women.
  • Male hormone replacement therapy and counseling.
  • Easy access from multiple areas of Rankin County.