We aren’t a one-size-fits-all pharmacy…

Core Pharmacy is the first compounding-only pharmacy in southern Illinois. We have been focusing on quality compounding for over 15 years and have most recently focused our attention more so on patient care and practitioner consultations.BANNER ABOUT USCombining the ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the art technology we are allowed to meet the needs of each customer that we serve.  While so many people are able to take medications that are commercially manufactured and available, some may experience problems due to allergies to inactive ingredients, trouble obtaining a certain dose, or taking the current dosage form, there may be multiple reasons where compounding comes in as a solution.  We work with your prescriber to customize your medication according to your individual needs.  

Core Pharmacy is a pharmacy that is focused on you.  You won’t find or be treated as if one-size-fits-all when it comes to your medication.  Everything is customized and tailored to your needs.

What is compounding?

Compounding practices date back to the Egyptians, and in the US before the FDA, State Boards, and pharmaceutical companies compounding was the only way medicine was available.  The pharmacy industry has changes a lot since Penicillin was discovered in 1928.  Add in modern day marketing techniques, and brand promotions, and you have a billion dollar business leading the pharmacy industry into a complete change moving away from compounding practices.

So why would I need a compounding pharmacy?

Because sometimes medication isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach!  Drug companies don’t see you and your individual specific needs.  We are able to help with:

  • Medication flavoring for children, adults, and even pets!
  • Alternative dosages when strength are not commercially available.
  • Change the route of delivery
  • Eliminate an inactive ingredient that a patient may not be able to tolerate. These could be preservatives, dyes, and fillers.
  • Unavailable drugs when there is a shortage on a medication we are here to help.
  • Customized medications such as Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), custom topical pain medications, and so much more.
  • Customized Over-The-Counter Supplements, looking for a specific vitamin or herb in a specific dosage or form we can help.
  • Consulting services by pharmacists regarding specific patient issues, custom supplements, and medication counseling.