Compound Drugs

Compound drugs, which require a prescription from a doctor, are prepared by a pharmacist who mixes or adjusts drug ingredients to customize a medication to meet a patient’s individual needs.

Differences Between Compound Drugs and Other Prescription Drugs: Compound drugs often have the same active ingredients as brand-name and generic prescription drugs but can differ from these medications in:

Strength – compound drugs can be prepared in strengths not usually available
Inactive Ingredients – compound drugs can be made without some of the dyes, sugars, preservatives and other inactive ingredients found in regular prescription drugs or form Compound drugs can be prepared as lozenges or syrups instead of hard-to-swallow pills or in other forms that are not usually available.