Compounding Services

Compounding pharmacy is the process of mixing drugs by a pharmacist or physician to fit the unique needs of a patient. This may be done for medical reasons, such as to change the form of the medication from a tablet or capsule to a liquid form, or to address side effects by removing non-essential ingredients that the patient is allergic to, or to obtain the exact dosage needed. It may also be done for voluntary reasons, such as adding a flavor to a medication. Based on the Physician's prescription, Haller's Pharmacy works diligently to provide specialized compounding services for customized patient care. These services include preparation of Topical products such as gels, creams and ointments for use as an anesthetic, anti-inflammatory or bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Additional compounding services include sterile compounds such as ophthalmic solutions, suspensions, ointments and intravitreal injections.

Physicians may prescribe an individually compounded medication for a patient with an unusual health need. This allows the physician to tailor a prescription to each individual. Compounding preparations are especially prevalent for:

  • Patients requiring limited dosage strengths, such as a very small dose for infants
  • Patients requiring a different dosage form, such as turning a pill into a liquid or transdermal gel for people who can't swallow pills due to disability
  • Patients requiring an allergen-free medication, such as one without gluten or colored dyes
  • Patients who need drugs that have been discontinued by pharmaceutical manufacturers because of low profitability
  • Patients who are taking bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, specifically the Wiley Protocol
  • Children who want flavored additives in liquid drugs, usually so that the medication tastes like candy or fruit
  • Veterinary medicine, usually for a change in dose

Haller's Pharmacy meets each patient's specific needs from pain management to sports medicine with the following dosage alternatives:

  • Topical and Oral Sprays
  • Creams, Lotions, and Gels
  • Modified Release Capsules
  • Medicated Lozenges and Troches
  • Sterile Injections
  • Sugar-Free Preparations
  • Preservative-Free Formulas
  • Gluten Free Formulations
  • Hospice Formulations
  • Impotence and Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Formulations
  • Discontinued Medications
  • Medicated Lollipops
  • Geriatric Dosages
  • Pediatric Dosages
  • Otic Insufflations
  • Nasal Sprays
  • Lip Balms
  • Freezer Pops
  • Urethral Inserts
  • GI Tube Suspensions
  • Bladder Instillations
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery Formulations

What is Compounding?
Pain Management
Hormone Therapy for Women
Hormone Therapy for Men
Adrenal Fatigue/Thyroid Hormones
Palliative Care
Sports Medicine
Wound Care
Sterile Compounding
How to Write a Compound Rx