Compounding Medications

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Compounding Medications Ashleigh N. Gray January 25, 2010 HCP210 Victoria McGhee 1
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Compounding Medications Compounding medications are when a pharmacist or pharmacy technician mixes together certain prescription medications to better fit a patient’s needs. For example, if a patient is allergic to certain products, a medication can be compounded and those certain ingredients can be left out. Also, ingredients can be added to form a medication. It takes careful attention and practice to be able to compound medications. There can be a long list of ingredients that need to be combined. Compounding depends on certain factors and there must be a clear purpose for making a compound medication. Research must be done on the active ingredient to determine cost effectiveness, availability, solubility, stability, and possible dosage forms. Every pharmacy that compounds prescriptions should have access to quality reference resources (M. Johnson, 2006). A great amount of research must be done before compounding any drugs. The purpose of compounding is to mix
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