View sample of how to write a compounding prescription.  And, feel free to call us if you have any questions at  (315) 782-5961

Pharmacy Compounding

For patient's individual needs

Compounding allows practitioners to provide personalized treatments when commercial products are unavailable or unsuitable.


The Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) website notes that many patients experience issues such as:


Pharmacy compounding is an established tradition, which allows a physician to prescribe a very specific medication, prepared by a pharmacist, for a patient’s individual needs.


  • • Stomach upset when taking oral medication
  • • Reluctance to take the medication due to its taste
  • • Issues with the route of administration, such as difficulty swallowing pills
  • • Allergy, sensitivity, or other aversion to ingredients such as flavors or dyes, lactose, sugar, alcohol, gluten, or casein.
  • • Requiring a different dose of medication than that which is available from a manufacturer
  • • Difficulty keeping track of multiple medications
  • • Patients who need a medication that has been discontinued by the manufacturer
  • • Patients who don’t want to take medication at all, especially children or pets​​
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"How To" For Practioners

A compounding pharmacist may be able to provide solutions for challenges such as these. Working closely with the patient and the prescriber, compounding gives the pharmacist the means to customize medication to meet the individual needs of each patient.

At one time, all medications were compounded. Over the past few decades, compounding has experienced a renaissance as modern technology and innovative techniques and research have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications to meet specific patient needs.

What is Compounding?
Compounding is a time-honored practice that uses the latest medical technology and skills to prepare medications that are specifically prepared to meet patients’ exact needs.  Many prescribers embrace compounding, as the “one size fits all” nature of mass-produced medications do not meet patient’s individual needs.  It is a “made from scratch” approach, which allows individual ingredients to be mixed together in exact strength and dosage form.  

Bolton’s Pharmacy works in compliance with Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA). PCCA is an independent compounding pharmacy's complete resource for fine chemicals, devices, equipment, training & support.

A “How To” For Practitioners

If you have questions on how to write a compound prescription, please call the pharmacy!  Our pharmacist will be happy to speak with you.  View sample.

What are our most common compounds?
While we make a variety of compounds, some of the most common medications Bolton’s makes include:

     • Ointments

     • Creams

     • Troches

     • Suspensions and solutions

     • Suppositories

     • Capsules

     • Lollipops

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Veterinary Compounds

Enhance pet and animal care
It's a goal of Bolton’s Pharmacy to treat every member of the family including pets!  Bolton’s has been working hand in hand with local veterinary clinics to enhance pet medication options offered to the area.  Much similar to compounding for humans, compounding for a veterinary patient can enhance the opportunity to treat patients in a more effective and efficient manner.

Bolton’s Pharmacy offers a variety of preparations for animals including but not limited to:


​Let us know how we can help you and your animals in care.  They are an important part of the family!.

  • • Flavoring medication
  • • Making medicine in appropriate size, strength, and dosage for each individual animal
  • • Compound medications not typically available to animals
  • • Compound combinations of medications to improve compliance