of pharmacy has always been the "triad,"
the patient-physician-pharmacist relationship. Compounding is extremely
important to the veterinary community, which often requires more flavors,
dosages and potency levels than commercially available medications supply.
Through this relationship, patient needs are determined by a doctor,
who chooses a treatment regimen that may include a compounded medication.
Physicians and veterinarians often prescribe compounded medications for
reasons that include (but are not limited to) the following situations:
-- When needed medications are discontinued by or generally unavailable
from pharmaceutical companies, often because the medications are no
longer profitable to manufacture;
-- When the patient is allergic to certain preservatives, dyes or binders
in available off-the shelf medications;
-- When treatment requires tailored dosage strengths for patients with
unique needs (for example, an infant);
-- When a pharmacist can combine several medications the patient is
taking to increase compliance;
-- When the patient cannot ingest the medication in its commercially
available form and a pharmacist can prepare the medication in cream,
liquid or other form that the patient can easily take; and
-- When medications require flavor additives to make them more palatable
for some patients, most often children and pets.
For additional information, visit the International Academy of
Compounding Pharmacists' Web site at http://www.iacprx.org and
Vice President, Marketing
David Kirk, APR, Fellow PRSA
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