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Sometimes you need a medication as individual as you are - maybe you're allergic to dyes, have trouble swallowing pills or don't like the taste of regular medicine. When you need a specialized prescription that is not commercially available, our experienced pharmacists can prepare a compounded prescription especially for you. We can even deliver your medication to your home in the Cedar Rapids area.

Almost any medication can be compounded. Compounded medications are ideal for patients that require a unique dosage, have allergies to certain substances or require a special delivery method, such as a lozenge. Compounded prescriptions can include natural hormone replacement therapy or even medication for your dog or cat. Review our FAQs for more information on compounded prescriptions.

Our compounded medications are prepared in a state-of-the-art laboratory by experienced and credentialed experts. Learn more.

Dosage forms - Compounded dosage forms include capsules, creams, ointments, lotions, gels, suppositories, troches, solutions, suspensions, animal treats, lip balms, nasal sprays, topical sprays, powders, lozenges, shampoo and transdermals.

Types of compounding - There's a variety of medications that can be compounded, most commonly in the areas of dermatology, podiatry, hospice, veterinary, hypoallergenic, and hormone replacement therapy.

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