Boyette Road Compounding Shop Prepares Unique Prescriptions
By Tamas Mondovics
compounding-shop-leott-wydetic-and-chris-ferlitaNow in its second year of operation, Riverview’s single compounding only pharmacy, The Compounding Shop, located at 13224 Boyette Rd. on the corner of Bell Shoals and Boyette roads in Riverview, is receiving support from its growing number of new as well as regular customers who are receiving high-quality medication along with great small town customer service.“Business has been picking up as more and more residents use our services and more and more doctors know about the shop,” said pharmacist and shop owner Leott Wydetic, as she explained that unlike many pharmacies where the main purpose is just to supply residents with a regular prescription, a compounding only pharmacy provides a special service to those in need.  Some of these services include the preparation of unique dosage forms containing the best dose of medication for each individual; medications in dosage forms that are not commercially available.“The most often utilized form of compounding is when a medication needs to be applied in a different form,” Wydetic said, adding, “This is where hours and hours of understanding drug chemistry comes in to play.”’A number of additional services are now offered on a regular basis at the shop such as in-store seminars on subjects like menopause and hormone replacement therapy, medication therapy reviews and therapeutic lifestyle issues, which are now attended by dozens of residents twice a month. As it gets firmly established in the community, the shop, according to Wydetic, is able to give back by being involved with charitable events such as a recently held 5K Fun Run, which raised more than $1,200 on behalf of The Kids Place of Tampa Bay.Of course, the real beauty of having such a facility as The Compounding Shop available lies in the fact that the demand for professional compounding continues to increase.Healthcare professionals and patients realize more and more that the limited number of strengths and dosage forms that are commercially available do not always meet the needs of many patients, and that they often have a better response to a customized dosage form. “It is a continuous learning process,” said Wydetic, a Brandon High School graduate, who holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and graduated from Atlanta’s Mercer University with honors in 1986. Teaching a compounding class at the University of Florida, she added, “We never stop studying.”The Compounding Shop of Riverview is actually one of the 3,000 members of the Professional Compounding Center of America (PCCA). For more information, please call the shop at 341-1050 or visit

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