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Coumpounded Preparations

What is a coumpounded preparation?

A compounded preparation is made in a controlled setting in the pharmacy. It is prepared by a qualified healthcare professional in order to address a health issue of a specific patient.

Why resort to compounding?

  • The commercially available product does not meet the needs of the patient
  • The commercial product is no longer available
  • The patient has an allergy or an intolerance to the commercial product and there are no commercial alternatives that are appropriate
  • The treatment requires a custom dosage (ex.: pediatrics)
  • Improving adherence by combining active ingredients
  • Modifying the dosage form when the commercially available dosage form is not suited (ex.: switching to a liquid form if difficulty swallowing)
  • Modifying the taste of a medication for ease of administration

Types of compounded preparations

Categories of non-sterile products :

Oral route:

  • Capsules
  • Solutions
  • Suspensions
  • Powders
  • Pastes
  • Gels
  • Lozenges
  • Lollipops and medicated hard candy

Topical route:

  • Creams, Ointments, Gels and dermatological preparations
  • Powders
  • Transdermal preparations
  • Lip balms
  • Gels and nasal solutions

Rectal route:

  • Solutions
  • Suspensions
  • Enemas
  • Suppositories
  • Creams, Ointments and Gels

Uro-Genital route:

  • Creams, Gels, Capsules and Vaginal Suppositories