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Reed Family Pharmacy
814 W. Broadway
Ardmore, OK 73401

Toll Free:  877-221-7636
Local: 580-223-7636
Fax: 580-223-0320
Refills 580-798-2799

Store Hours
Monday - Friday: 
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed
All Major Holidays: Closed
(Thanksgiving, Christmas,
New Years, Memorial Day,
Fourth of July, & Labor day)

Compounding

What is Compounding?

Millions of patients have unique health needs that off-the-shelf, manufactured medications cannot meet. For these patients, personalized medication solutions – prescribed by licensed practitioners and prepared by trained, licensed pharmacists – are the only way to better health.

Working with a physician, 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 medication needs.


A Brief History of Compounding
At one time, nearly all prescriptions were compounded.   With the advent of mass drug manufacturing in the 1950s and ‘60s, compounding rapidly declined. The pharmacist’s role as a preparer of medications quickly changed to that of a dispenser of manufactured dosage forms, and most pharmacists no longer were trained to compound medications. However, the “one-size-fits-all” nature of many mass-produced medications meant that some patients’ needs were not being met.
 

 

Why Compounding?

  • When patients need a medication that has been discontinued  or  unavailable from pharmaceutical companies, often because the medications are no longer profitable to manufacture;
  • When the patient is allergic to certain preservatives, dyes or binders in off-the-shelf medications;
  • When treatment requires tailored dosage strengths for patients with unique needs (for example, an infant);
  • When a pharmacist can combine several medications a patient is taking to increase compliance;
  • When a patient cannot ingest the medication in its commercially available form and a pharmacist can prepare the medication in cream, liquid or other form that the patient can easily take; and
  • When medications require flavor additives to make them taste better for some patients, most often, children.
How is it Regulated?
All pharmacist are licensed and strictly regulated by State Boards of Pharmacy. Compounding is a core component of pharmacy and has always been regulated by state boards, which are constantly updating their standards and regulations

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