Compounded medications are prepared as per the doctor’s prescription and formulated in the exact strength and form needed by the patient. This allows doctors and pharmacists to customise a medication that meets the patient’s specific requirements.
Historically, all medicines were compounded, but with mass-produced drugs this is no longer the case. A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach does not, however, always meet the needs of patients, and compounding pharmacists provide a solution for this. Modern technology and innovation has revived the historic art and science of compounding pharmaceuticals.