Compounding
Pharmacist mixing prescription drugs.

Jeffreys Drugstore is Your Compounding Pharmacy in Canonsburg, PA

Our top priority is to provide all of our customers with high-quality compounding pharmacy services. So often, generic pharmaceutical products and prescriptions just don't cut it for your health condition. As your neighborhood pharmacy, we're here to help create the perfect medication for your healthcare needs.

Our dedicated team of professionals is ready to assist you
What is a Compounding Pharmacy?

Compounding is the art of combining pure materials to make new medicines that fit each patient's unique health needs. Pharmacists and technicians at Jeffreys make a variety of compounds, including topical creams, ointments, lotions, oral suspensions, suppositories, capsules, injections, eye drops, and nasal sprays.

Pharmacist's hand mixing prescription drugs using a mortar and pestle.

Every patient has specific health needs, and a commercially available solution may not always be the best. Compounding allows pharmacists to offer innovative, unique solutions for these individual needs.

At Jeffreys Drugstore, we compound using the finest grade of chemicals and state-of-the-art equipment. Through continuous education, we strive to create only the highest quality preparations. We enjoy problem-solving, and we will work with you and your practitioner to maximize your medication therapy outcome.

Common reasons to have a prescription compounded:
  • Medicine is not commercially manufactured

  • Medicine is not available in the needed dose

  • The patient is nauseous or cannot swallow pills

  • To allow the physician to combine two or more medicines to better treat a condition

  • To bypass the gastrointestinal metabolism of the drug through topical creams and ointments

  • The medicine contains an allergen or problem-causing excipient

  • Medicine is backordered either temporarily or permanently

History of Our Compounding Pharmacy

Our compounding pharmacy has a long and respected history. Up until the twentieth century, all medicines dispensed were compounds. Pharmacists, or "chemists," would extract active ingredients out of natural products such as the foxglove or poppies. They would then combine the extracts with other powders and liquids to create elixirs or tinctures.

Eventually, drug manufacturers began to manufacture drugs on a much broader scale than pharmacists could do within their pharmacies. As commercially available medications became more widespread, pharmacists became dispensers of medications. By the end of the 1960s, almost all prescriptions dispensed by pharmacists were commercially manufactured.

During the last twenty years, both patients and physicians have rediscovered the importance of compounding. Compounded medicines offer innovative solutions to complicated health problems. A compounding pharmacy is able to offer unique options for individual patients.

Jeffreys Drugstore is proud to be part of the great legacy of compounding pharmacy. We combine our love for problem-solving with state-of-the-art technology to create unique compounds.