Our community has a rich history filled with stories about Pharmacies from our past. The original Pharmacists created medications from powdered or liquid chemicals by creating a precise formula customized for each patient. The prescription could be made in any strength or flavor depending on the needs of the patient and the type of the medicine that they were prescribed. These compounded prescriptions ranged from cough and cold remedies, pain relievers, vitamin elixirs, to anything that would cure what ailed you!
With the dawn of automation and assembly lines, medicine wasn’t made by the pharmacist for just one patient anymore. Big companies began producing larger quantities of popular brands in the most popular strengths and sizes. Doctors and patients became used to adapting to this new system and the world of pharmacy changed -- but not for everyone.
At Carr Drugs Compounding and Wellness we still compound customized prescriptions according to doctor’s orders for individual patients.
Some common reasons you may need a prescription compounded:
- A medication may need to be compounded if a commercially available prescription does not come in the right strength for a patient.
- If a tablet or capsule is difficult to swallow, it can be compounded into an easier to swallow liquid, or a cream that absorbs into the skin.
- If a manufactured product is unavailable, or if the manufacturer has decided to stop making that item, we can compound your prescription.
- Some of the compounds we make the most of are for our pets!
There are many reasons for compounding medications. If you have any questions about compounding, call 504-350-1640 or stop by our pharmacy and ask one of our compounding staff members for more information.