Compounding pharmacists focus on meeting special needs. This may involve compounding medications for your furry, feathered or scaled family member in a variety of dosage forms and flavors, providing natural alternatives in hormone replacement therapy, or assisting physicians in treating hospice patients. At Mixtures, we provide the following compounding services:

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Anti-aging medicine is scientific, evidence based, and well documented by peer-reviewed journals to treat such common problems as:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Insulin resistance (type II diabetes)
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Degenerating body composition
  • Osteoporosis
  • Immune system decline
  • Loss of libido and sexual function

This fast growing segment of medicine is dedicated to the belief that the aging process can be slowed, stopped or even reversed through medical and technological interventions. Licensed practitioners design treatment for patients to replenish hormones depleted by normal aging and restore them to youthful levels. Some examples of different hormone levels measured using serum (blood) or salivary testing are:

  • Cortisol
  • DHEA
  • Estrogens
  • Melatonin
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone

Anti-aging and hormone replacement therapy can be initiated with your doctor’s prescription using:

  • Oral (capsules)
  • Transdermal (creams, gels)
  • Sublingual (lozenges, oral drops, troches)
  • Intravaginal (creams, suppositories)

Another group of products used in anti-aging medicine are purported to enhance cognitive response and memory. These medications are called nootropics or “smart” drugs. Nootropic is Greek and means “acting on the mind”. These drugs can be used alone or in conjunction with each other. Some examples of nootropics are as follows:

  • Centrophenoxine
  • Hydergine
  • Oxiracetam
  • Piracetam
  • Selegiline
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
As we age, our bodies produce fewer “messengers” which tell our bodies how to function, heal, reproduce and regenerate. These messengers are called hormones. A decrease in hormones begins in our mid-30’s and continues to diminish in a linear fashion through menopause or andropause. As these levels decline, so do the messages or instructions to our various organs. Without these instructions organs fail to perform at optimum levels and protein synthesis that is vital to cellular repair does not take place. As our hormones decline so do we, both physically and mentally. We lose our energy, vitality, and health, as well as our longevity. Fortunately, this very precise, self-regulating system can be restored and replenished with the natural, bio-identical compounds that match in every way the hormones produced by the body. Most of us think of the “change of life” as a women’s issue. This is not true. Men and women can benefit from the addition of hormones such as testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, melatonin and cortisol as well as estrogen and progesterone. When women have “hot flashes”, decreased libido or memory lapses, this can signal an imbalance in hormones also know as menopause. Men may notice a decrease in sexual interest, erectile dysfunction, or depressive mood, symptoms associated with andropause typically caused by a decrease in testosterone and DHEA production. The goal of hormone replacement therapy is to correct the imbalance and maintain youthful hormone levels. All prescriptions can be customized with regard to dosage form, strength, flavor, and ingredients. Many times more than one hormone is used in combination to achieve the optimal hormonal balance. Ask us how we can work with your doctor.

Dental Preparations
List of dental preparations we can compound:

  • Analgesics
  • Antivirals
  • Antibiotics
  • Topical anesthetics
  • Sedatives
  • Dry socket mixtures
  • Root canal paste
  • Plaque removal solutions
  • Plaque disclosure solutions
  • Oral rinses
  • Adhesives
  • Bleaching gels
  • Crown preps

See our FAQ for a list of dosage forms and information about flavoring.

Dosage Forms
At Mixtures Pharmacy, we have the ability to customize the dosage forms of your medications, making them easier to administer. We compound the following dosage forms:

  • Capsules: Immediate release and Modified release formulations
  • Cream, Gels and Ointments: Helpful for dermatological conditions and delivery of topical hormones
  • Dauber Bottle: Ideal for liquid preparations
  • Gummy Gels & Chewable forms: Great with kids
  • Lip Balm Applicators: Super for spot application
  • Lollipops: Convenient dosage form for extended delivery and local effect
  • Oral Liquids: Dosed with syringes to improve dosing accuracy
  • Otic Medications: Drops and gels to effectively delivery medications to the area of need.
  • Popsicles: Great alternative, especially during summer
  • Transdermal Gel: Great alternative to oral forms
  • Troches & Lozenges: Dissolve in the mouth for sublingual absorption
Pain Management
A new awareness is coming to light with more and more research in the treatment of chronic pain. Unrelieved chronic pain can interfere with all aspects of a person’s life from affecting the ability to concentrate at work to disrupting interpersonal relationships. When chronic pain affects you, it is often difficult to think about anything else and plans are made around the pain, not around life.

Our team of compounding pharmacists work closely with physicians and pain management specialists to create personally tailored medications. Knowing that a properly compounded narcotic capsule or topical pain relieving gel has little, if any, street value may further convince your physician that this may be a solution that would work for you. “First, do no harm” is the unspoken motto of most healthcare practitioners. With specially compounded topical medications, you get the medicine in higher concentrations where it is needed and very little of the drug actually reaches the rest of the body. It is possible to greatly reduce or eliminate the typical side effects of medications taken orally. Since this type of prescription is custom-made in a pharmacy laboratory for a specific patient, there is a great deal of flexibility of the types and amounts of medicine that go into the cream or gel. Successful pain management requires a team approach between the patient, their healthcare provider and an expert compounding pharmacist with experience in pain management. Because no treatment works for everyone, with this approach, we are able to customize the cream or gel to one that works best for the patient. Compounding has many new options for patients and physicians. If you have questions about what our compounding pharmacy can do for you, please contact us.

At Mixtures Pharmacy, we compound customized medications and utilize novel delivery systems to meet specific needs of pets, exotics, wildlife, and zoo animals. We can prepare formulations containing the precise dose of active ingredient(s) which will be most effective, in dosage forms that can be conveniently administered, well tolerated, and are appropriately flavored. Our state-of-the-art equipment, specialized training and extensive support network, combined with years of experience, make Mixtures Pharmacy unique. We will work together with the veterinarian and client, integrating your knowledge of the animal’s preferences (and the animal’s response) to formulate creative compounds which can improve compliance, maximize the potential for therapeutic success, and reduce the overall cost of animal care.

Here are some suggestions of what we can do:

  • Sugar-free medications for diabetic pets
  • Concentrated solutions for birds and reptiles
  • Transdermal gels as an alternative delivery system
  • Hard-to-find medications for urinary incontinence
  • Good tasting flavored antibiotic suspensions

Let us know how we can help you and the animals in your care!