Carr Drugs specializes in custom compounding. Custom compounding is a method of creating customized medications to meet an individual’s needs. We understand that not every medication affects people the same way. That’s why we create custom medications that are not available commercially. Not only do we compound medications to exclude certain allergens that can be found in retail prescriptions, but we also create custom delivery methods to make it easier for people to receive their medications, including creams and topical sprays.

At our compounding pharmacy in Gretna, we’re ready to create a customized medication to meet each individual patient and their unique needs. Learn more about the custom compounding services we offer below! If you have questions, give us a call at (504) 350-1640 to speak to one of our pharmacists!

Bio-Identical Hormones

Custom compounded natural hormones have the same chemical structure as human hormones. Because of their exact match, the body recognizes them and allows them to mimic the function of the hormones the body produces on its own. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be useful for relieving the symptoms of a variety of conditions that are common among women of all ages. Some symptoms that may result from dysregulation of the body’s hormone balance are:


Low-Dose Naltrexone

Naltrexone is an opioid-blocking drug. Studies have shown it has potent anti-inflammatory effects when it’s used in low doses. Low-Dose Naltrexone (taken in doses of 0.5 to 4.5 mg at bedtime) block the Toll Like Receptor Type 4 (TLR4 receptors) on the flail cells in the central nervous system. When these receptors are activated, the glial cells release a myriad of inflammatory cytokines, which are responsible for the autoimmune response in many conditions, including:



Are you looking for a better way to medicate your pet? Our veterinary medicine compounding allows you to give your pet the exact dose they need, in a dosage form that works best for you and your pet. It can also help reduce the stress that comes along with medication time.

For example, we can disguise your pet’s medication as a tasty treat by masking the taste and smell of the medication! You can ask your veterinarian if a compounding medication is right for your pet, or give us a call.



We know that many people take a variety of medications to address pain issues. Oftentimes we’re able to compound those into a single capsule that’s custom medicated to your dosage strength. We may also be able to provide alternate ways for you to take your pain medication, including:


Hospice & Palliative Care

We understand that each hospice patient has specialized needs unique to the individual. Compounding allows us to provide personalized care to a patient in an end-of-life situation. Because many hospice patients are unable to swallow, compounding can provide medications in different dosage forms. Here are some dosage forms that are easy to administer:

Easy-to-Administer Dosage Forms:


Wound Care

We have custom-compounded medications that can be directly applied to wounds. These medications can be designed to stimulate new tissue growth, reduce pain, and discourage bacterial overgrowth.

Some common applications include sprays, creams, and gels.



Onychomycosis, more commonly known as toenail and fingernail fungus, is a widespread and often embarrassing fungal condition. Our pharmacists are happy to work with your podiatrist to custom formulate an antifungal for your condition.

Common medications that we create are for toenail and fingernail fungus and wart medication.


Mitochondrial Disease

Mitochondria are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support growth. When mitochondria fail, less energy is generated within the cell.

work with prescribers specializing in the treatment of mitochondrial diseases by compounding pure vitamin forms into proper dose and dosage form.


Women's Health

Custom compounding can help improve women’s health through hormone replacement therapy. Compounded bio-identical hormone replacement can improve the following:


Men's Health

Hormone replacement therapy isn’t just for women — men can benefit, too! Natural balance may be restored through supplementation of the testosterone hormone. Hormone replacement through compounding allows it to fit your unique body and hormone levels. Here are several common physical and emotional symptoms men experience that can be improved by custom compounding: