A compounded prescription are medications made with prescription ingredients in exact strength and dosage form required by the patients. This allows the compounding pharmacist to work with both the patient and doctor to customize and meet the exact need of the patient.
Pharmacists have been compounding medications for many many years. At one point, most of the medications were compounded by the pharmacists. Compounded medications declined with a cost efficient commercially produced medications started becoming available in the market. However, this lead to treatment plans with "one-size-fits-all" model. Today compounded medications meets the need for patients whose needs are not met by commercially available medications.
Today we can make medications for patients who need specific strength, dosage forms, flavors, or allergic-free medication.