What is Compounding


Custom Formulations for You and Your Family

Tidewater goes back to the skills that pharmacy was founded upon with our compounding service. Compounding is the creation of a particular pharmaceutical products to fit the unique need of a patient.

Whether you need a pediatric formulation, want to try hormone replacement therapy, have sensitivities to commercial medications, or have a pet needs required specialized medicine – our pharmacists can consult with you and develop a custom formulation for you and your loved ones.

Compounding may medically necessary for reasons like changing the form of the medication from a solid pill to a liquid or to avoid a non-essential ingredient that the patient is allergic to. It may also be done for more optional reasons, like changing flavors or textures of a medication.

Come in and we can discuss and identify your needs to get you or your loved ones back on their feet in no time. We even have a viewing window to watch your medications being made.

Call us at 843-375-6310 or stop by the store to get started.

Tidewater - The Only PCAB Accredited Compounding Pharmacy in the Low Country


Tidewater Pharmacy is accredited by Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) for compliance with PCAB pharmacy compounding accreditation standards. We are the only PCAB accredited pharmacy in the low country and the second in South Carolina.

PCAB is a service of Accreditation Commission for Health Care and is a third-party accreditation organization that has developed the highest national standards that providers are measured against in order to illustrate their ability to effectively and efficiently deliver quality compounded medications to consumers.

PCAB performs on-site visits with industry-expert Surveyors who audit specific areas of performance. PCAB Accreditation also requires annual validation to ensure continued compliance with all applicable standards.


PCAB Accreditation requires pharmacies to demonstrate compliance with specific process standards. By choosing a compounding pharmacy that has achieved PCAB Accreditation, you can take comfort in knowing that the pharmacy meets national quality standards. If you have additional questions, you may contact ACHC directly at 855-937-2242.

Hormone Replacement

We have partnered with local physicians to develop customizable formulations just for you. It is not about “one-size-fits-all.” We are all unique and need varying degrees of therapy. Stop in today and find out more.

Pediatric Formulations

We specialize in pediatric formulations for all ages. It doesn’t matter if you have a newborn or a six-year-old, we make the administration of medication as effortless as possible while providing ease of mind.

Pet Medications

Ask about our flavored “treat” formulations – the easiest way to have your pet take their medication. Allows for ease of administration of therapy to ensure your beloved fur baby get well soon.

Allergen-Free Medications

If you have an allergy to soy, dairy, gluten or a variety of other allergens, we can formulate a compound that excludes the allergy to ensure safe administration of the medication and effective results from the therapy. Stop by and ask about our allergen free formulation methods.

How to Write a Compounding Prescription

Please tell your physician to follow this format when writing a compounding prescription. We are happy to discuss formulations and answer questions.

CompoundingForm*Prescription should begin with the phrase “Compounding Medication”