Is a compounding pharmacy different from a major chain pharmacy?

Yes. Many patients require customized medications to meet unique medical needs. Chain pharmacies do not have the equipment necessary to provide these services.

Because many patients are allergic to dyes and/or preservatives, or are sensitive to standard drug therapies, they are unable to be treated with mass manufactured drugs. In these instances, physicians prescribe compounded medications to change the strength, alter the delivery form to make it easier for the patient to ingest, or change the flavor to make it more pleasant.

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