Benefits of compounding for patients:
-Drugs on the market now maybe too strong or too weak for you
-Hospice patients swallowing issue
-Pediatric patients change form pill form to liquid
-Phenergan gel – drug for nausea/vomiting.
-Change form all together ex. pill to suppository
– Veterinary compounds- specific for species and can simplify dose form
Benefits of compounding for the physician:
– Adherence – a patient may be unable or unwilling to take medication. Compounding can address the “why” of this with the patient and change to patient needs.
– Adjust strength
– Remove unwanted ingredients
– Prepare medication in patient specific delivery forms.