Wauconda Pharmacy

Quality Compounding

Often Imitated, Never Duplicated

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About Us

Our mission is to meet the pharmaceutical needs of our patients (human & animal) with the highest quality of customized medication available. We value our patients as being more important than ourselves, seeking to serve them the same way Jesus Christ served during his earthly ministry. We look to Him as our example as how we should serve others.

Wauconda Pharmacy has been a local family-owned business for over 100 years. Charles F. Buschick purchased the pharmacy from Charlie Haller in the 1930s and then sold it to Bill Lacey in the 1950s. Lacey owned it until the 1970s when he sold it to Ed Bruner. After 30 years, his son, Terry, took over the business and still owns it today. The pharmacy has gone back to working as a more traditional pharmacy by compounding prescriptions (using custom drug formulations to better meet a patient’s needs). In 2005, Wauconda Pharmacy built a state-of-the-art compounding lab and added a U.S.P. 800 compliant lab in 2020.

Original Compounding Lab

Wauconda Pharmacy has been a local family-owned business for over 100 years. Charles F. Buschick purchased the pharmacy from Charlie Haller in the 1930s and then sold it to Bill Lacey in the 1950s. Lacey owned it until the 1970s when he sold it to Ed Bruner. After 30 years, his son, Terry, took over the business and still owns it today. The pharmacy has gone back to working as a more traditional pharmacy by compounding prescriptions (using custom drug formulations to better meet a patient’s needs). In 2005, Wauconda Pharmacy built a state-of-the-art compounding lab and added a U.S.P 800 compliant lab in 2020.

Original Compounding Lab

Pharmaceutical Compounding

What is Compounding?

Throughout history, people have made compounds, or custom-blended medications: the Bible even makes mention of medicinal ointments dispensed by a physician. These days, most prescriptions that people take are a “one size fits all” solution. The problem with this is that what works for one person won’t work for all; individuals have their own medical needs.  We work to meet the needs of each patient.  Discontinued combinations of drugs through a traditional prescription can now be made again. These customized compounds allow us to better serve patients. Even better, many medications can be combined into one treatment: creams, capsules, and more.

Shelf with compounds
Shelf with compounds

What are the Benefits?

PCCA tells us that “compounded prescriptions are ideal for any patient requiring unique dosages and/or delivery devices, which can take the form of solutions, suppositories, sprays, oral rinses, lollipops and even as transdermal sticks. Compounding applications can include: Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Veterinary, Hospice, Pediatric, Ophthalmic, Dental, Otic, Dermatology, Medication Flavoring, Chronic Pain Management, Neuropathies, Sports Medicine, Infertility, Wound Therapy, Podiatry and Gastroenterology.” Commonly, we compound topical pain medications, bio-identical hormones, wart and fungal treatment, and veterinary medicine.

Our services

If you need a refill of your routine medication, a special medicine that is not available from the manufacturer or a variety of other services, we can help! Our team of registered pharmacists and certified technicians are here to serve you. ​ We are committed to giving you the best quality of care at a fair price.

Pharmacy Compounding

Compounding brings to mind a more traditional kind of pharmacy, one where a well-trained pharmacist uses a deep knowledge of medicine to formulate medications to order for each patient’s needs. For example, the prescribing physician may be able to order medications in the form of suppositories, emulsions, and eye, ear, and nose drops instead of pills or caplets. That gives the patient more options.

Veterinary Compounding

Pets are just like people these days and they need medications, too. We can help with that! Veterinarians know all to well that it is much harder to prescribe dosages for animals based on size and weight; and as pet owners we know how hard it is to get pets to take his/her medications. That's where we come in. Our experienced compounder's can make your pet's medications in different forms and flavors.

Next Day Delivery

In an effort to make getting your medications easier for you, we offer prescription delivery services through United Delivery Service, Ltd. (UDS). At your request, and for a reasonable fee, you can have your medications delivered to your doorstep. Delivery is fast and secure and you will receive them on the next business day!

Metagenics

Metagenics offers over 400 formulas for individual health concerns, such as heart health, joint heath, hormone balance, women’s health, men’s health, children’s health, body composition, gastrointestinal health, detoxification, and more. Click the icon to visit our Metagenics store.

Orthomolecular

Ortho Molecular provides products suitable for many health conditions, such as appetite control, cardiovascular health, essential vitamins, energy support, sleep support, and customized formulations for men and women.

Hormone Replacement

​Having trouble sleeping? Hot flashes? Trouble focusing at work, or at all? Weight gain? Does the dog leave the room when you get home, because even it knows your mood swings? It might be time to consider hormone replacement therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Prescriptions are required for all compounds, BHRT or otherwise.

  • Anal Fissures

  • Arthritis

  • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT)

  • Chronic Pain

  • Cluster Warts

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Nail fungus

  • Nausea

  • Neuropathy Pain

  • Psoriasis

  • Topical Pain

  • Warts

  • Wound Care

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is a more natural way to replenish the hormones that your body already makes. Many things can cause imbalances, the most common of which is menopause. There are a variety of treatments: over-the-counter hormones available in low doses, bio-identical hormones derived from plants, and synthetic hormones.

If you want your order to ship the same day you call it in please place your order by 1:00pm.  Orders received after 1:00pm will ship the next business day.  The cost to ship your order is $8.95.  

Deliveries are made the next business day after the order is shipped.

Order Placed:                Will Ship:               Will Arrive:
Monday                          Monday                    Tuesday
Tuesday                         Tuesday                    Wednesday
Wednesday                   Wednesday               Thursday
Thursday                      Thursday                  Friday
Friday                            Friday                        Monday
Saturday                       Monday                    Tuesday
Sunday                          Monday                    Tuesday

UDS ships to nearly all of Illinois, any location in Wisconsin south of Milwaukee, or west of Indianapolis in Indiana. Just to be sure, we will enter your zip code on their website and make sure that your delivery will be covered before we send it out.

Yes! We’ll ship your items to you, wherever you go. If you are outside the UDS service area, we are happy to use USPS or UPS and will work with you to select the delivery solution that’s right for you. However, because we’ll be using a different courier, we won’t be able to guarantee next business day delivery or our flat-rate price. The typical out-of-area package is sent through USPS Priority Mail in their flat-rate boxes.

No. To ensure the safest possible delivery of your items, we have chosen to use UDS exclusively, whenever their services are available.

Prescriptions are required for all compounds, BHRT or otherwise.

  • Anal Fissures
  • Arthritis
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Warts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Nail fungus
  • Nausea
  • Neuropathy Pain
  • Psoriasis
  • Topical Pain
  • Warts
  • Wound Care

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is a more natural way to replenish the hormones that your body already makes. Many things can cause imbalances, the most common of which is menopause. There are a variety of treatments: over-the-counter hormones available in low doses, bio-identical hormones derived from plants, and synthetic hormones.

If you want your order to ship the same day you call it in please place your order by 1:00pm.  Orders received after 1:00pm will ship the next business day.  The cost to ship your order is $8.95.

Deliveries are made the next business day after the order is shipped.

Orders Placed on Monday > Will Ship Monday > Will Arrive Tuesday

Orders Placed on Tuesday > Will Ship Tuesday > Will Arrive Wednesday

Orders Placed on Wednesday > Will Ship Wednesday > Will Arrive Thursday

Orders Placed on Thursday > Will Ship Thursday > Will Arrive Friday

Orders Placed on Friday > Will Ship Friday > Will Arrive Monday

Orders Placed on Saturday > Will Ship Monday > Will Arrive Thursday

Orders Placed on Sunday > Will Ship Monday > Will Arrive Tuesday

UDS ships to nearly all of Illinois, any location in Wisconsin south of Milwaukee, or west of Indianapolis in Indiana. Just to be sure, we will enter your zip code on their website and make sure that your delivery will be covered before we send it out.

Yes! We’ll ship your items to you, wherever you go. If you are outside the UDS service area, we are happy to use USPS or UPS and will work with you to select the delivery solution that’s right for you. However, because we’ll be using a different courier, we won’t be able to guarantee next business day delivery or our flat-rate price. The typical out-of-area package is sent through USPS Priority Mail in their flat-rate boxes.

No. To ensure the safest possible delivery of your items, we have chosen to use UDS exclusively, whenever their services are available.

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Hours & Location

222 S Main St, Wauconda, IL 60084

At the intersection of Main St and Liberty St, across from Dairy Queen in Wauconda, Illinois.

Monday: 9AM–6PM
Tuesday: 9AM–6PM
Wednesday: 9AM–6PM
Thursday: 9AM–6PM
Friday: 9AM–6PM
Saturday: 9AM–1PM
Sunday: Closed