Compounding allows doctors and pharmacists to meet the special needs of patients. The most important benefit compounding offers is for those patients who may have difficulty taking or responding to commercially available medication. Some people are allergic or sensitive to preservatives and dyes, or are non-complaint to standard drug strengths. Others may have a hard time swallowing a pill, or react adversly to a medicine's taste. Working with the patient's physician, pharmacists can prepare medications in one of several unique delivery systems that are not generally available from pharmaceutical companies. the result? A way to take medicine that helps increase patient compliance.