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Comp 18, Ch 11, Box 11.1 Why compound medications? pharm tech

reasons to compound
availability the medication is no longer manufactured by the drug company
allergies the patient is allergic to a preservative, dye, or other additive in the normal drug
custom dose a specialized dosage or strength is needed for a patient with unique needs (eg, an infant or a patient with diabetes)
compliance combining several medications will increase patient compliance
drug form the patient cannot ingest the normal dosage form
flavorings the medication requires flavorings and/or additives to make it more palatable for patients, most often children
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