Every person is different – that’s why each compounded prescription can be specifically tailored for your individual needs. Working with the physician, our pharmacist can prepare a “customized” medication in a special compounding laboratory, using the latest techniques and devices available. Our pharmacist compounds the medication per the physician’s request into a special dosage form or delivery system suited for the patient. For example, our pharmacist can prepare the medication using several unique delivery systems, such as a sublingual troche or lozenge, a lollipop, or a transdermal gel, cream or ointment. Or, for those patients who are having a difficult time swallowing a capsule, our pharmacist can make a suspension or suppository instead.
There are several reasons why pharmacists compound prescription medications:
- You can obtain a drug that is dye-free and preservative-free – common allergy triggers. For adults or children who are allergic to certain substances such as binders or fillers, a compounded prescription would be beneficial.
- Standard medication doses may not be appropriate for you. With a physician’s approval, the pharmacist can adjust the strength of a medication, modify its form to make it easier for the patient to ingest, or add flavor to make it more pleasant.
- With compounding, you can get medications in several flavors. The pharmacist will work with the patient’s physician to help find the right flavor (i.e., bubble gum, grape, strawberry, etc.) to satisfy the patient’s taste preferences.
- Many medications can be compounded. Compounded prescriptions are ideal for patients requiring distinctive dosages and/or delivery devices. Children and the elderly are the types of patients that benefit the most from compounding.
Compounding is the art and science of preparing tailored medications for patients. Our pharmacists have been specially trained using innovative techniques and modern technology.
We offer home delivery of your prescriptions to the local Rochester, New York areas of Brighton, Henrietta, and Pittsford; or if you are out of our delivery area, we can also have your prescriptions shipped to you. Your doctor can also contact us directly by telephone at 585-271-7716, fax us at 585-461-9175, or have your prescription electronically e-prescribed to the pharmacy.
To get a quote on your compounded prescription, please fill out the form to the right. If you would like to contact us with a question, please send your email to us at email@example.com or contact us by phone.
All medications compounded by Monroe Ave Pharmacy are prepared at the direction of a physician’s prescription.