What Is a Compounding Pharmacy?
Compounding... A Precise and Careful Process.
Until the 20th century, all pharmacies were compounding pharmacies, meaning they combined one or more active
ingredients into a customized treatment for an individual patient’s needs. Today, very few pharmacies provide this type of
Women's International Pharmacy is a compounding pharmacy dedicated to providing high-quality bioidentical hormone therapies.
As a compounding pharmacy, we formulate combinations of pharmaceutical-grade
ingredients, as prescribed by a healthcare practitioner, into specific dosage forms such as capsules, creams, gels, tablets, lozenges,
suppositories and other forms.
Benefits of working with a compounding pharmacy include:
Patients are less likely to experience side effects if their prescriptions can be tailored to their specific needs.
Healthcare practitioners can more easily fine-tune or modify the dose or prescription as an individual’s needs change, or match an
individual’s preferences and absorption abilities.
Compounded prescriptions can be customized to different formulations that may be more efficient or easier to administer. For
example, if a patient has difficulty swallowing pills, the compounding pharmacist may be able to formulate the medication as a cream or gel.
Multiple prescriptions can be combined into a single dosage form for convenience and to ensure better patient compliance.
Preservative-free or allergen-free prescriptions can be compounded for sensitive patients.
Flavoring can be added to make drops and lozenges more palatable, if desired.
Compounding pharmacies (and pharmacists) adhere to standards and regulations set by the U.S. Pharmacopeia, National Association of Boards and State
Boards of Pharmacy for quality assurance and accuracy. Women's International Pharmacy is meticulous in meeting the industry's highest quality
standards of compounded medications.