United Pharmacy offers compounding medications. Compounded drugs are medications made from scratch. Our pharmacists mix individual ingredients to make the exact potency and dosage that the patient desires. This method gives a more specialized drug that will work for the specific conditions of the patient.
In the world today, more and more physicians find compounding pharmacies a great asset when easily accessible and recognize the advantage of medication that is customized. The typical thinking of “one-size-fits-all” in the arena of medications is becoming dated. Doctors and industry professionals are recognizing the benefits of customized dosing. Our compounding pharmacists avoid unwanted abnormal ingredients including dyes and preservatives, create unique flavors to make them more appealing, and can correct the power of your drug.
There are endless possibilities when working with compounded drugs. United Pharmacy specializes in Sterile and Nonsterile Compounding. Individuals of all ages and walks of life can reap the benefits of taking a drug that is compounded. Give us a call today to discuss with our pharmacists if custom compounded medications are appropriate for you.
Compounding is the practice of preparing customized medications to fit the unique needs of a patient. We understand that no two patients are physiologically the same. And, for that reason, there’s no single drug that reaches optimum outcomes across the board. With the prescriber’s authorization, United Pharmacy can custom-prepare medicines in an assortment of dosage forms that are unique, including:
Custom Flavoring – Custom flavoring is available for most oral medication types, and exceptional delivery systems may be employed to help give medication to finicky patients.
Capsules – Drugs can be compounded into customized capsules, notably in instances where an alternative strength is needed or to omit potential allergens or irritants, such as dyes, preservatives, or gluten.
Oral Liquids – Many medications can be compounded for those patients who have trouble swallowing capsules and tablets as oral liquids.
Veterinary Demands – Customized medications for most animals including customized dosages & strengths, adding flavor, alternate dosage forms & discontinued or hard to find drugs.
Troches & Lollipops – Lollipops and troches are accustomed to keep drugs in the mouth when localized action is needed. Troches allow the medication to dissolve, which allows the medication to enter the bloodstream easily and quickly and might also be placed under the tongue.
External Preparations – External methods of delivery are widely used because they may help prevent potential side effects like stomach upset or drowsiness, and allow the absorption of medicine through the skin. Forms contain gels, creams and lotions, sprays, foams or stick applicators (lip balms).
Suppositories – Patients who cannot take medications orally are ideal candidates. By melting or dissolving into the body cavity, they enable the medicine to pass quickly into the bloodstream.
“The preparation, mixing, assembling, altering, packaging, and labeling of a drug, drug-delivery device, or device in accordance with an authorized practitioner’s prescription, medication order, or initiative based on the practitioner-patient-pharmacist-compounder association in the course of professional practice.” — United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) 795.
Compounding provides an innovative way for pharmacists to customize drugs to meet the needs of their patients. Modern medicine is utilized by the art of compounding while still holding true to the origins of the profession of pharmacy.
Compounding pharmacies can produce unique dosage forms based on patient preferences or limitations. Examples include dye-free, preservative-free, alcohol-free, and/or sugar-free kinds of medicines. Many compounds are compounded into forms or dosages which aren’t otherwise available, as well as specialized drug blends.
Compounded medications are generally safe and effective for most patients that have talked to their doctor about their health and how a compounded medicine can help them.
Drugs are compounded and dispensed to patients only upon receipt of a valid patient-specific prescription.
Compounding is a connection between physician, the patient, and pharmacist. Together, they will work jointly to provide an alternative treatment option when and if the present available treatment choices are not the best fit for you.
Author: Kirill Vesselov
Kirill Vesslov is our resident writer about health and wellness as well as our pharmacy services.