Compounding

COMMON COMPOUNDING QUESTIONS:

WHAT IS COMPOUNDING?

“The long-established tradition in pharmacy practice that enables physicians to prescribe and patients to take medicines that are specially prepared by pharmacists to meet patients’ individual needs.”

WHO NEEDS COMPOUNDING?

There are many reasons that patients require compounded medications.  Oftentimes the need arises when traditional manufactured medications fail to meet the patient’s needs.  This could be due to an allergy to one or more of the components that make up the medication such as dyes or preservatives, or due to the inability to swallow or take medications orally.  As a compounding pharmacy we have the ability to create alternative dosing forms for these patients, for example topical creams or dissolvable troches.  The possibilities are endless!

WHY CHOOSE BENDER’S COMPOUNDING?

Many pharmacies will claim to be a compounding pharmacy but compounding is a very specific art that requires specialized chemicals and equipment that are not available in most pharmacies.  Our pharmacists and staff have received extensive training in compounding techniques and are able to use our expertise to assist patients and physicians to meet individual patient needs.  Our network includes Ph.D. chemists and pharmacists that are constantly looking for new innovations and techniques to offer new formulations and options to our patients.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Hormone Replacement Therapy

At Bender’s Compounding we use bio-identical hormones in our compounds.  These medications offer a wider variety of treatment options and combinations that are not available with the traditional synthetic commercial products.

Options Available:

  • Capsules
  • Troches
  • Creams/Ointments
  • Suppositories

Pain & Nausea Management

Many patients experience life limiting pain and nausea as these conditions can arise in all parts of life.  Some examples can include chronic pain associated with arthritis or nerve pain, end of life care such as hospice, or medical conditions requiring intensive medical care such as oncology or surgery patients.

Options Available:

  • Transdermal Gels
  • Fast Acting Intensols
  • Suppositories
  • Capsules

Veterinary Preparations

Bender’s Compounding offers a wide range of veterinary formulations to ease the struggle of getting pets to take medications.  Special flavors and suspensions allow us to customize medication for the most finicky of pets!

Options Available:

  • Tuna or Chicken Suspensions
  • Transdermal Ear Rubs
  • Flavored Liquid Preparations
  • Capsules
  • Suppositories

Wound Care 

Many times patients develop painful and hard to treat wounds.  Many of these patients can get relief from dreaded daily dressing changes and/or painful movements of day to day activities.

Options Available:

  • Topical Powders
  • Topical Spray Gels
  • Pain and Antibacterial Preparations
  • Barrier Protection

Delivery/Shipping

Delivery is available for patients residing in the St. Joseph metro area expanded.

For patients that reside outside the St. Joseph metro area we utilize overnight and 2nd day shipping via FedEx.