Maybe you’re allergic to ingredients in a manufactured drug.

Maybe a prescription is too strong for your older parent.

Maybe your child can’t swallow a big tablet.



Millions of patients have unique health care needs that manufactured (or off-the-shelf) prescription medications cannot always meet for a number of different reasons. The role of a compounding pharmacist is to work directly with physicians, nurse practitioners and veterinarians to create customized medication solutions for patients and animals whose health care needs are not being met by manufactured medications.


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What is Compounding?

Frequently Asked Questions About Compounding.

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Where do you turn for help?

To a compounding pharmacist who is specially trained to work with your doctor to create the right drug for you. Working with a practitioner’s prescription, a compounding pharmacist can meet individual needs of children, adults and animals. Whether it’s an allergy to a dye or ingredient, a need for a different strength, or a preference for a different dosage form, compounding pharmacists provide patients with solutions to their personal medication needs.

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So who benefits?

Patients with multiple health care issues. Special needs patients such as autistic children, cancer and diabetic patients. Veterinary patients that range in size from a parakeet to an elephant and everything in between are just a few of the patients who are dependent upon personalized medication solutions.


More than 164,000 Voices Strong and Growing!

Patients and Professionals for Customized Care (P2C2), an advocacy group created by IACP, is bringing together people who know first-hand that compounded medicines are a critical part of modern, individualized health care and gives them the necessary tools to win the fight to keep their access to personalized medication solutions. P2C2 now encompasses more than 164,000 patients and practitioners who have registered to be part of this effort!  IACP is working to increase this support base to 200,000 members in 2013 to make our voices even stronger!

As part of the free P2C2 membership, participants receive Custom Care Times, an electronic newsletter which covers a number of patient-centric topics and featured profiles on Hospice, Autism and most recently how compounders are assisting Hospitals during the medication drug shortage. You also participate in our My Health My Compounds campaign to let your representative in Congress—that you rely on compounded medicines and that you are committed to making sure they remain available. Click here to tell Washington how important your compounds are!

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