What is Compounding?

Why Compounding?

In this world of billions of people, you are an individual.  There may be others like you, but no one else responds to life like you do. When you apply this rationale to manufactured medication, not all needs of the individual can be met. Drug manufacturers mass produce medicine to meet the needs of MOST people, but not everyone.  That is why there will always be a need for compounding.

Quite simply, compounding is making custom medication to meet the needs of one individual.  How do you know if a compounded medication is right for you? Here are some simple questions that will help answer that question:

  • Are all of your health needs being met with your current manufactured medication?
  • Do you have chronic pain that is never completely relieved?
  • Do you suffer from hot flashes, mood swings or just feel sick and tired all of the time?
  • Is there a medication you have been taking that has been taken off the market?
  • Do you have physical limitations such as problems swallowing or a medication  that makes you nauseated?
  • Do you have a child that does not like to take medication?
  • Do you have a pet that does not like to take medication?

If you answered yes to any of these question, a compounded medication may be right for you. 

Our pharmacy staff has been specially trained in the art of making medication from scratch.  We purchase the finest ingredients from FDA-inspected and approved chemical wholesalers.  By the time our chemicals reach our door, they have been tested up to 14 times for potency and purity. Our lab contains precision compounding equipment that is not found in most pharmacies.  Finally, we are proud to be part of a group of only a few hundred compounding pharmacies in the country to have earned the distinction of being PCAB (Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board) accredited.  This insures that we meet the rigorous standards of an outside governing agency to prepare the finest compounded product that you can receive.

Call Myers Drug today, or come by and visit with our staff to see if compounding can benefit you.

**Texas state law requires that all compounds be obtained with the written prescription from your physician.