What is compounding?

A compounded prescription is a customized medication prepared under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist according to a doctor's specifications to meet an individual patient’s needs. 

Most common use of compounding

Compounding is used in instances where a patient cannot use the drug commercially available due to delivery method or added ingredients. We also provide medication compounding for pets by using a variety of problem-solving techniques, such as changing the flavor of a medication, the delivery system, or preparing a medication or strength that is commercially unavailable. At Lakeside, we use compounding as a way to meet the needs of every one of our patients.

Why use a compounded prescription?

Through the years, more and more medications have become commercially manufactured and, in general, the practice of compounding has decreased. However, many physicians and patients are experiencing the benefits first hand of individualized and unique dosage forms to meet specific needs. 

What can be compounded?

Our compounding pharmacists can compound suspensions, tinctures, creams, ointments, gels, troches (lozenges), capsules, triturates (sublingual tablets), suppositories, transdermals, lip balms, and much more.