Cody Drug in Sulphur Springs Texas

The Power & Benefits of Compounding

compounded medication being made in a lab
May 6, 2024

There has been an uptick in interest in compounded medications, so we want to share some helpful information regarding what compounding is used for, why it’s necessary, and who could benefit from it. Keep reading to discover the power and benefits of compounding!

What is medicine compounding?

pharmacist in compounding lab

Compounding is a specific, scientific art of custom-making medicines. A pharmacist must undergo training and certification in compounding, and they work in a sterile, state-of-the-art lab. So, what is a compounding pharmacy? This special type of pharmacy can not only fill regular prescriptions but also alter and make medications from scratch.

What are the benefits of compounding?

As a compounding pharmacy in Sulphur Springs, we think it’s very important for our customers and patients to know that they have options when it comes to their medications. There are many reasons why compounding could be something you benefit from. Here are just a few of the perks:

  • Precise dosing- standard medicines come in set doses, which are not always effective for all patients so we can personalize the dose just for you.
  • Personalized forms- we take large pills and capsules and turn them into topical treatments, dissolvable formulations, liquids, and many other forms to fit your exact needs.
  • Fewer supply chain issues- since we can make your prescription from scratch, you never worry about your prescription meds going out of stock again!
  • Allergen-friendly meds- another common reason people use a compounding pharmacy is to get their prescriptions without gluten, alcohol, sugar, or another ingredient they’re either allergic to or prefer not to have in their medicine.
  • Better taste- kids especially can struggle to swallow unpleasant liquid medications, and we can easily add a natural fruit flavoring without adding extra sugars, dyes, or preservatives.
  • Stress-free administration- chewable, dissolvable, and great-tasting meds are much easier to handle, both for children and pets.
  • Cost-effective- many times, we can make a medication using low-cost ingredients, which can save you some money!

As you can see, the benefits of compounding are too good to ignore. Our compounding experts are only a phone call away to discuss this topic further and answer any questions you may have. But first, read on to find out some specific types of applications our compounding medicine pharmacy can accommodate.

How can Cody Drug’s compounding services help you?

One of the ways compounding is becoming more popular is with the weight loss medication semaglutide. Along with diet and lifestyle changes, this GLP-1 drug can give your body the boost it needs to shed those extra pounds. In addition, here are just a few more options for compounded treatments available at our independent pharmacy:


  • Semaglutide/Tirzepatide
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Dermatology
  • Veterinary
  • Podiatry
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Low Dose Naltrexone
  • Pain & Wound Care

If you’re interested in learning more about how semaglutide could work for you, schedule a free semaglutide telehealth consultation today. This is just one of the many benefits of compounding we are proud to offer our community!