Red Oak Drug in Red Oak, TX and The Prescription Shop in Waxahachie, TX, provides compounding services for patients, physicians, veterinarians, and dentists. Compounding is the creation of a particular pharmaceutical product to fit the unique needs of a specific patient.
Pharmaceutical compounding is used for many medically necessary reasons. It can be done to change the form of the medication from a solid pill to a liquid or a topical treatment, to avoid a non-essential ingredient that the patient is allergic to or because the patient needs a medicine that has been discontinued by the manufacturer. It is also an ideal option for patients who take many medications and would benefit from having them combined. It may also be done for more optional reasons, such as adding flavors or otherwise altering the taste or texture.
Compounding is very beneficial for veterinarians. Pharmacists use real chicken with a chicken suspension and triple fish (salmon, sardine, and tuna) suspension, taking the broken down powder of the medication and mixing it with real food. Veterinarians can then prescribe this for dogs and cats, making it easier for the pet to take its medication because it is made with real food.
The benefits of compounding also include with hormone replacement therapy, testosterone, and menopause.