Compounding… A Precise and Careful Process

Until the 20th century, all pharmacies were compounding pharmacies, meaning they combined one or more active ingredients into a customized treatment for an individual patient’s needs. Today, few pharmacies provide this type of personalized service.

Pet Health, a division of Avrio Pharmacy, is a compounding pharmacy dedicated to providing high quality medications. We formulate combinations of pharmaceutical grade ingredients, as prescribed by a veterinarian, into specific dosage forms such as capsules, liquids, ophthalmics, tablets, creams, gels, suppositories, and other forms.

Benefits of Working with a Compounding Pharmacy Include:

  • Veterinarians can prescribe medication specific to their patient’s individual needs instead of only having access to standardized, commercially available dosages, strengths, and forms.

  • Patients may be less likely to experience side effects if their prescriptions can be tailored to their specific needs.

  • Veterinarians can more easily modify the dose or prescription as a patient’s needs change.

  • Compounded prescriptions can be customized to different formulations that may be more efficient or easier to administer. For example, if a patient has difficulty swallowing pills, the compounding pharmacist may be able to formulate the medication as a cream or gel.

  • Prescriptions may be specifically compounded for patients with allergies or sensitivities to certain chemicals or ingredients.

  • Flavoring may be added to make drops and liquids more palatable, if desired.

Compounding pharmacies and pharmacists adhere to standards and regulations set by the U.S. Pharmacopeia, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, and State Boards of Pharmacy for quality assurance and accuracy. Pet Health is meticulous in meeting the industry’s highest quality standards of compounded medications.