What Kind of Prescriptions can be compounded?

Due to increasing knowledge and constantly improving technology, almost any prescription can be compounded. The best way to determine whether you can compound specific prescriptions is by approaching your doctor and a compounding chemist.

Some of the most popularly compounded areas of medication that are compounded include:

  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary
  • Wound Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Paediatrics
  • Hospice
  • Dermatology
  • Medication Flavouring
  • Medication for Children
  • Infertility
  • Gastroenterology
  • Sports Medicine

How are prescriptions compounded?

Compounding chemists use an approach that targets the problems of patients. They will discuss symptoms and problems with you, and then use their background knowledge and past experience to develop the best solution for you. Compounding chemists mix together ingredients, omitting any ingredients, which are usually present in generic medications that usually cause you problems such as side effects or allergic reactions.

What are the benefits of compounding prescriptions?

You can benefit from compounding prescriptions in a number of ways. If you have a problem, you can talk to a compounding chemist so that they can develop an effective and appropriate solution for you. Some of the benefits of compounding prescriptions include:

  • They give you more control over your health and your medication.
  • They provide you with expert advice.
  • They customise medication to cater for your allergies.
  • They create discontinued medications for you.
  • They customise dosages: changing colour, flavour, tablet size or dosage form, as you require.
  • They can generate medication for you that have fewer or no side effects.

Who benefits from compounded prescriptions?

If you have problems with mass-produced medications, then compounded prescriptions are most likely your best solution. It is a safe, available, effective and legal method of customising medications. Because of the nature of compounded prescriptions, being geared specifically to each individual customer, anyone can benefit from it. Compounding chemists can develop prescriptions for a whole range of people, including adults, children, the elderly and even animals.

Author Bio:

iCompound is a New South Wales based online Compounding Pharmacy. As qualified compounding chemists they are able to tailor medications to suit a person’s individual needs and with a doctor’s consent can change the colour, flavour,strength and delivery method, making the drug easier to take and more palatable. Just send your prescription to iCompound, they will make it and deliver it to your door.
Visit them at to learn more or place an order.