Compounding a drug allows a licensed pharmacist or doctor to create a medication specifically tailored to the needs of an individual patient. They are made with a variety of active ingredients, and are used to treat many different conditions.
Compounding has a number of benefits:
- Compounded drugs can be made in the exact strength you need.
- They can incorporate active ingredients that may otherwise not be available.
- They can be made in forms that make them easier to take, like lozenges or liquids.
In many cases, your doctor will need to contact the pharmacy directly to provide your prescription. You can direct your doctor to this page for information on how to contact your preferred pharmacy.
GoodRx offers discounts on certain compounded drugs at a number of pharmacies in the U.S.