Dermatological Compounding

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Our compounding professionals can prepare individualized therapies for most dermatologic problems. Compounding pharmacists continue to improve both the aesthetic and therapeutic aspects of customized medications, offering alternatives and advantages for dermatology. We can compound medications into cosmetically appealing creams, topical sprays and powders, as well as create customized oral dosage forms (such as flavored troches/lozenges) and various preparations for other routes of administration.

Compatible drugs can be combined into a single dosage form to simplify a medication administration schedule and improve compliance. USP approved chemicals can be utilized to enhance the absorption of topically applied medications. We commonly prepare unique formulations that physicians develop to meet specific needs of their patient population, or “tried and true” formulas acquired during medical training.

When is a Compound Medication for Dermatology Appropriate? Compounding medications for dermatological conditions is essential in these instances:

  • Your initial therapy is not working, or causes intolerable side effects
  • Your commercially manufactured medication is on backorder or discontinued
  • You have a medical necessity which requires an alternative dosage form or strength be utilized, outside of what is commercially available
  • You have an allergy or side effect to a commercially available product
  • Your medical condition and/or medical history, is such, that it requires the use of multiple therapies combined into one medication

Compounding Safe & Legal

Our compounding pharmacy must comply with the regulations set forth by the State Board of Pharmacy. The State Board of Pharmacy sets and enforces regulations for compounding, just as it does for traditional pharmacy. The ingredients used by our pharmacy to make compounds come from FDA-registered and inspected facilities.

Is a Compounded Medication Right for Me?

Talk to your health care provider - Discuss compounding as a treatment option for your dermatological condition.