Lycoderm Compounding Pharmacy


What is compounding ?


Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customised medications for patients. Compounding is one of the oldest pharmacy traditions and it has been around since the origin of pharmacy. In the early 1900’s the pharmaceutical industry began manufacturing a myriad of drugs in various dosage forms and the need for compounded medications diminished. Today, compounding is experiencing a resurgence and many patients need customised dosage forms to solve specific problems that they may be having with their medications. Innovative techniques and research have allowed more pharmacists to customise medications to meet specific patients needs.

For example, if a person is unable to take medication orally we may be able to help by placing the medication in a transdermal gel that will allow absorption of the drug through the skin. Some individuals are unable to take a commercial product because it contains a sugar, dye alcohol or specific preservative – we can solve the problem by compounding a customised dosage form, but not include the problem-causing additive