HCP 210_Checkpoint_Forms and Purposes of Compounding

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Forms and Purposes of Compounding Candace N. Terrell HCP 210 January 5, 2011 Instructor: Dawn Tesner Compounding is the skill of altering or customizing medication in order to meet the needs of the patient according to a physician's written prescription. Its purpose is to improve patient medication compliance and to improve the outcome for those who do not respond well to conventional drug therapy. Before compounding a prescription medication, there are several factors that must be considered when regarding the compounding process. All research should be done on the active ingredient to determine cost effectiveness, availability, solubility, stability, and possible dosage forms. Another factor that must be considered is the knowledge of the preparer. The preparer must also have knowledge of pharmaceutical calculations because this is one of the many areas in which there
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Unformatted text preview: is a great potential for error. Only a properly trained person should handle the task of compounding 2 and no calculation should go unchecked by the pharmacist. The first step in compounding a prescription is to obtain a formula or recipe that is prepared by a pharmacist, including all necessary ingredients and explicit instructions for the preparer. The source of the formula may be one that has already been published or that has been created by the pharmacist in the compounding facility. If a formula has been created, then it must be written legibly. Once each ingredient is weighed and used, it should be marked off to reduce any errors in the recipe or formula. The weights of all active ingredients should be confirmed by the pharmacist or by another pharmacy technician....
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