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Compounding Pharmacy CA

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Millions of Americans have unique health care needs that off-the-shelf prescription medication cannot meet. For them, personalized medication — custom prescriptions, mixed safely by trained, licensed pharmacists — is the only option to achieve desired health care outcomes. These pharmacists work with physicians, nurse practitioners and veterinarians to create customized medication solutions for patients and animals whose health care needs are not met by manufactured medications.

Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology. Compounding is fundamental to the profession of pharmacy and was a standard means of providing prescription medications before drugs began to be produced in mass quantities by pharmaceutical manufacturers. The demand for professional compounding has increased as healthcare professionals and patients realize that the limited number of strengths and dosage forms that are commercially available do not meet the needs of many patients, and that these patients often have a better response to a customized dosage form that is "just what the doctor ordered".

The Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Supreme Court, Congress and virtually every major association of health care professionals and patient advocates recognize the value of compounding as an integral component of contemporary pharmacy practice.

Our compounding professionals can prepare:

  • Unique dosage forms containing the best dose of medication for each individual.
  • Medications in dosage forms that are not commercially available, such as troches, "chewies", and lollipops.
  • Medications free of problem-causing excipients such as dyes, sugar, lactose, or alcohol.
  • Combinations of various compatible medications into a single dosage form for easier administration and improved compliance.
  • Medications that are not commercially available.

Quality Compounding Maximizes Therapeutic Outcomes

The efficacy of any formulation is directly related to its preparation, which is why the selection of your compounding pharmacy is critical. Our compounding pharmacists and technicians undergo ongoing training, use state-of-the-art equipment, and only the highest quality chemicals. Their experience and ingenuity are important factors as well. When developing a unique preparation or adjusting a formula, our compounding pharmacists consider physical and chemical properties of both the active ingredients and excipients, as well as solubility, tonicity, viscosity, and the most appropriate dosage form or device for administering the needed medication. We have in place — and regularly review and update — proven Standard Operating Procedures. We consult stability studies, and continually perform purity, potency and accuracy testing.