Compounding

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Tailoring the care to your needs is not one-size-fits-all

When a commercially-made drug does not adequately meet a patient’s needs, patients may receive a prescription for a compounded medication.

At Dougherty's, our long tradition of compounding means that your prescription is being tailored for you. We work with your providers to blend pharmaceutical knowledge and state of the art technology to blend custom medications that meet your personal, family or pet-family needs. There is no "one-size-fits-all" in compounding. Our compounding services include sterile and non-sterile compounding for human and veterinary uses.

Non-Sterile Forms

Non-sterile compounding involves creating a medication in a clean environment but it does not require it to be completely free from all microorganisms.

Medications include pills, liquids, gels, lotions, ointments, creams, shampoos, lip balms, and more. Non-sterile compounded medications are beneficial for many reasons:

  • Ability to add flavorings for easier delivery to children and pets
  • Custom made strength or dosage
  • Adjusted delivery method including liquids, oral capsules, lollipops or rapidly dissolving tablets to name a few

Sterile Forms

Sterile compounding involves creating medication in an environment free from viruses, bacteria, or any other potentially infectious microorganisms. Cleaning procedures require surfaces to be deactivated using oxidizing materials, cleaned with germicidal materials and disenfected. Sterile medications are typically administered by:

  • IV or injection
  • Inhalation
  • Ophthalmic (solutions, suspension, and ointment)