Methods Used to Compound Tablets
The only limitation of commercially manufactured tablets is that they are available
only in fixed dosage strengths and combinations. To provide the flexibility
of compounded formulations, pharmacists can extemporaneously prepare molded
and compressed tablets for their patients. Molded tablets are compounded using
a tablet triturate mold. Compressed tablets can be made using a pellet press
or a single-punch tableting machine.