Although we don’t compound complex prescriptions here at McDonald Pharmacy, our sister store, Jeffreys Drugstore, has a state of the art compounding laboratory and can compound any custom drug that you may need. We can always have it here at McDonald Pharmacy for you to pick up then, giving you access to hard to get medications without driving all the way into Pittsburgh to find them.
Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded prescriptions are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.
At one time, nearly all prescriptions were compounded. Over time, the pharmacist’s role in compounding changed as medicines were mass produced by manufacturers. This caused many mass-produced medications to not meet the needs of all patients any longer.
Compounding now has experienced a resurgence as modern technology, innovative techniques and research have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications to meet specific patient needs. Here at McDonald Pharmacy our laboratory is state of the art and we can handle any of your compounding needs!
We can create:
- Unique Dosage Forms
- Flavor Medicines (to improve taste)
- Reproduce Medication (drugs is no longer available in the market)
- Invent New Formulations (specially designed for you by your doctor)
We have the ability to prepare:
- Creams, Lotions, Gels, Powders, etc., for Skin/Scalp Application
- Transdermal Gels that Deliver Medicine Through The Skin
- Sub-Lingual (Under-The-Tongue) Products
- Rectal and Vaginal Preparations
- Lip Balms
We can compound medications for a variety of needs including these below. Please click on any topic to get a more in depth discussion of how we can assist you with any of these subjects.
Studies show that close to one out of every four Americans suffers from some type of chronic pain. Many patients taking these medications come to accept these conditions as part of daily life, but they may find a better solution through compounded pain medication.
For more detailed information, see our Pain Management Compounding Page Here
Hormone Replacement Compounds
It’s a fact of life, that as we age, our hormone levels decrease, often resulting in health problems. Traditional therapy includes the use of synthetic hormones, which can cause undesirable side effects that and at times may outweigh their benefits. There is an alternative that you can benefit from – Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
For more details, see our BHRT Compounding Page Here.
Call McDonald Pharmacy at (724) 926-2117 today to discuss your unique needs and we will be able to assist you. Also, we don’t want to leave out some of the most important members of your family, your pets! We do most animal compounding right here also.