Compounding: Price Rite Drug

Price Rite Drug’s pharmacy is proud to provide Bozeman patients with state-of-the-art compounding services.

Compounding is the art and science of preparing prescriptions crafted especially for the needs of each individual patient, allowing for a more customized medication. Although it has been a practice since hunter-gatherers used different animal and plant products to mix poultices and continued through the 1900s, its uses faded out in the 1960s. Recently, many doctors and pharmacists are realizing once more that medications as they come do not always fit the needs of every patient.

Although compound medications are still based on the practitioner’s prescription, because many patients have allergies, trouble swallowing pills, are in need of varying doses that may prevent them from being able to take a medication as advertised, pharmacists are able to remove those unwanted ingredients and have more flexibility adjusting dosage levels. Compounding can offer a solution for human and animal patients both young and elderly.

Compounding: Price Rite Drug

Since our Pharmacy renovation, Price Rite’s Bozeman Compounding facility is already in compliance for 2018 standards, including a negative airflow room with double HEPA filters. All of our Bozeman pharmacists attended a rigorous week-long training with PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America) ensuring every staff member who handles compounding prescriptions is thoroughly trained. We are also the only Bozeman Pharmacy who will work with your insurance provider to ensure your compounded prescriptions continue to be affordable.

What is Compounding?

Here are a few ways that compounding can be utilized to improve the heath and life of patients:

Flavoring — Whether a child or pet, adding flavor to an unsavory medication can help ease the stress of consuming.

Bio-Identical Hormone therapy — Our pharmacists have gone to specialized training and understand that hormones are not a ‘one size fits all’. Utilizing compounding to match the hormone levels of your body can help patients with hot flashes, post-partum depression, infertility, and much more.

Pain management — Pain can be treated topically or orally and doses can be adjusted according to need. Pharmacists can use a variety of numbing and anti-inflammatory agents to get quick, targeted pain relief.  Anti-fungals and antibiotics can be added if needed as well.

Dental — Anxiety or pain medication can be adapted for easy oral administration. Conditions such as dry socket, dry mouth, denture pain, burning mouth syndrome and cold sores can be treated easily and effectively with help from compounding.
Wound Care — Every injury is different and requires unique care. Using current research and technology, we choose anti-infectives, growth stimulators and perfusing agents based on an individual’s wound. These are added to a specialized base that augments their effectiveness.

Drug shortages — If for any reason you cannot obtain of your customary medication, compounding those ingredients into a similar combination can ease the stress of a familiar brand discontinuation.

Veterinary - We understand that giving your pets medication can be difficult. Some will refuse a capsule. Some just run at the sight of their medication and sometimes what is available is not the proper dosing. With compounding, we can make your pet's medication into a tasty treat that you both look forward to.

If you have further questions, or are curious about whether compounding is a possible resolution for you or a loved one, please contact our pharmacy — our staff would be pleased to help you.