WHAT IS COMPOUNDING?
The art of compounding medication
Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are made based on a practitioner’s prescription in which individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.
Pharmacy Compounding can be a confusing topic. We have listed the most common compounding questions below that are answered by our pharmacy experts. We also invite you to view to learn more about compounding and how it can help you and your family.
If you have additional questions or concerns please feel free to contact the pharmacy staff directly.
How is quality assured?
We take quality assurance very seriously. Staff members are trained and certified by the compounding pharmacist. There are 3 checkpoints for each and every Rx. We send samples to independent labs to ensure potency of medication. We are members of PCCA and follow their guidelines which are set by a nationally recognized team of scientists.
How long does it take to get a compound prescription?
Compounding is a specialty practice and it will require a little more time to prepare compared to traditional prescriptions. It also differs from prescription to prescription. Our staff will let you know the process of picking up your compounded medication and when you can expect it to be ready.
How is compounding different from pharmaceutical manufacturing?
Compounding is different because it can be customized to the patient. We believe not one size fits all. Compounding can customize dosage amounts, ingredients in the case of allergies, and delivery method, even flavors can be added. This customizes it directly for the patient, making it easier to take the medication.
How do I get a compound medication?
You can contact us for a consultation to determine if compounding is right for you, then we will consult directly with your physician to collaborate and determine the best option for your health.
Why would I need a compounded medication?
There are many reasons someone would find compounded medications a better option from traditional pharmaceutical manufacturing such as: –
- When the strength, form, or ingredient you need is not commercially available
- It can be a safer alternative to some commercial products
- If you have an ingredient sensitivity or allergy
- If you are a woman going through menopause or have a hormone imbalance