How to Take Compounded Medications

Compounded drugs are medications involving ingredients that are either combined, mixed, or altered in order to meet a particular patient’s needs. There are several reasons why a physician and/or pharmacist may recommend a compounded drug, with some being the only way a person can receive a needed medication, and others being personal preference.

Different Methods of Delivery

  • Dissolvable Tablets and Oral Drops are commonly compounded in cases when patients have difficulty swallowing. Tablets are placed under the tongue where they quickly dissolve.
  • Pills and Liquid Medications are commonly compounded in cases where alternate strengths are required or to avoid potential irritants or allergens such as gluten, dyes and preservatives. For patients who are unable to swallow pills, oral liquids allow the patient to receive the medicine is a variety of flavors that are free of sugars, alcohols, dyes and preservatives.
  • Suppositories are ideal for patients who are unable to take medications orally. They are commonly used to treat conditions such as hemorrhoids, infections and inflammations.
  • Topical Creams, Ointments, Gels, Powders and Spray allows absorption of the medicine directly through the skin. These items can be used for inflammation, nausea and pain management.

How to Take Compounded MedicationsChoose Valor for Your Compounded Medication Needs

The staff at Valor Compounding Pharmacy™ produces customized medications for patients with unique health needs. Our pharmacists work with your physician to find the right balance and compounded formula that works best for you.

The team is committed to the highest standards of quality in the compounding profession as demonstrated through the procedures they follow to make medications. We have a Flat Rate Pricing Program to make the process easier for patients to obtain custom-made medications.

Contact Us

Our patient services representatives are here for you. Whether you need help with an order or want to talk to a pharmacist about your prescription, we’re eager to hear from you. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is part of your healthcare team and focused on making every experience you have with Valor a great one.

Call (510) 548-8777 or e-mail us at customercare@vcprx.com.