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Compounding (pharmaceutical compounding and compounding pharmacies) is the art of making custom made prescription medications specifically for an individual patient. Taking various basic ingredients, the pharmacist puts together, or essentially compounds, the medication in the correct proportion, formulas, and delivery methods (i.e. pills, capsules, creams, ointments, etc.) prescribed by the physician.

This may be done for medically necessary reasons, such as to change the form of the medication from a solid pill to a liquid, to avoid a non-essential ingredient that the patient is allergic to, or to obtain the exact dose needed. It may also be done for voluntary reasons, such as adding favourite flavours to a medication. Trutina Pharmacy is a full-service industry leading pharmacy specializing in custom compounded prescriptions. Prescriptions can be individually compounded into the exact dosage of physician specified ingredients and placed in a delivery system customized to each patient – including capsules, various types of creams or gels, sublingual tablets, triturates or troches, suppositories or injectables.

Our Trutina Pharmacy team prepares compounds, which are created from the orders of physicians, and other licensed healthcare professionals, in hormone replacement therapy, sports medicine, plastic surgery, pain management, and dermatology.