What is the Difference Between a Compounding Pharmacy and a Corner Pharmacy? 

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If you have visited your doctor recently for an ongoing health concern, you may have been prescribed medications to help alleviate your symptoms and set you on the path to better health. Many of the prescriptions we see in TV commercials are a “one size fits all” type of medication.  However, not everyone experiences the same benefits these medications offer. 

We believe that all people deserve an individualized approach to treatment as no two people are exactly alike. That is why we offer customized compounded prescriptions for a variety of conditions. 

What are the Benefits of a Compounding Pharmacy? 

Specific Dosages 

While each prescription often comes in a variety of doses, some people may need a dosage that is more fine-tuned to their bodies and is not something readily available from the manufacturer. Compounding pharmacies have the ability to create medications that are the perfect dose for your height, weight, and condition. When specific dosages are created to better cater to your body’s specific needs, the occurrence of side effects can also decrease. Your regular pharmacies are unable to create these specific dosages of medications. 

Different Forms of Medication 

Some people are not fans of tablets and others prefer creams or liquid forms of medications. Many people do not realize that medications can be taken in various ways.  

  • Liquid 
  • Powder
  • Tablet
  • Cream
  • Ointment 

With a compounding pharmacy, you are able to request what form your medication comes in. With a variety of ways to take your medication you are less likely to discontinue medications before the course of treatment ends. Many people do not like to take medications orally because of the side effects one can experience when it goes through the digestive tract.  This is one example of why a topical cream may be preferred to an oral dose by these types of individuals. 

Children’s Medication 

When a child is sick, the last thing they want to do is take a medication that tastes awful.  It can truly be a struggle to administer doses of medications which can leave parents feeling guilty or frustrated afterward.  Parents know the medication is what the child needs in order to feel better but kids, especially sick ones, can have other ideas. 

As a benefit to utilizing a compounding pharmacy, special flavorings can be added to medications to make them taste better. A compounding pharmacy can also create the medication in powder form so it is easy to mix into the child’s food such as yogurt or applesauce. Creams are also a favorite of parents to use because the medication can be easily applied to the child’s skin just like lotion and there isn’t a struggle when it comes to having the child take their medication. 

We Have Two Compounding Pharmacies for Your Convenience 

Many patients do not realize that there is a compounding pharmacy attached to the Victory Medical- Austin location. Prescriptions can be dropped off or sent during your appointment and picked up conveniently at the pharmacy. The VMC Pharmacy also offers free delivery in the Austin area.   

CPRx Pharmacy which is attached to our Victory Wellness clinic in Cedar Park is also a compounding pharmacy that can be utilized for all your prescription needs. 

Victory Medical is a multi-specialty practice with locations in Austin, Westlake, Cedar Park, and Marble Falls. We offer various services and are a onestop shop for all your healthcare needs. Services we offer include: Family Practice, Urgent Care, Heartwise Physicals, Pharmacy/Compounding Pharmacy, Natural Hormone Replacement TherapyMedSpa, CoolSculpting®, Allergy Testing/Treatment, Physical Medicine/Chiropractic, and Medically Supervised Weight Loss.