Pharmacy Compounding is the preparation of FDA approved drug materials into customized dosage forms that are specifically prescribed for an individual’s use. Compounding combines the historical tradition of a pharmacist preparing medications. With the use of technological advances in medicine, United Pharmacy can now offer an alternative to mass-produced pharmaceuticals. Unlike the big pharmaceutical manufacturers, we as a compounding pharmacy are able to make medications that meet the need of the patient with individualized dose forms and strengths. With our pharmaceutical expertise, we are able to create a high quality product made just for YOU.
Examples of Our Compounds
- Transdermal Creams/Gels
- Sublingual Drops
- Custom Flavoring
- Pressed Tabs
- Otic Preparations
- Chew Treats
- Topical Preparations
- Nasal Sprays
Why would I need a compound?
Your physician would prescribe a compounded product if he or she thinks that you could benefit from one of our many dose forms more than anything commercially available. Sometimes individuals need medication that is more specific to their condition and that’s where we come in to play. We can offer medication that meets the special needs of patients. A personalized prescription may be just what you need to get back on your feet!
United Pharmacy can help you with:
- Unique Dose Forms and Strengths
- Allergy-Friendly Medications
- Drug Shortages
- Unwanted Side Effects
- Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
- Veterinary Medications
- And More
Our pharmacy compounding requires specialized training and equipment to make a quality product. Our dedicated pharmacy team works with state-of-the-art equipment to weigh, mill, mix, pour, and dispense all compounded materials that are prescribed by a physician. Just using a mortar and pestle is a thing of the past. Pharmacy compounding is keeping up with the times and requires research and technological advances to make and dispense high quality ingredients into compounded medications.
Pharmacy Compounding has been part of healthcare since the origins of pharmacies and is used widely today in all areas of the industry, from hospitals to nuclear medicine. Over the last decade, compounding’s resurgence has largely benefited from advances in technology, quality control and research methodology. To ensure our products are up to industry standards and it provides an effective role in treating the health care concerns of our patients, we periodically test our products through an analytical laboratory. They not only test the preparation, they test the processes behind the preparation, giving pharmacies top-to-bottom confidence in their products.
All ingredients we use are pharmaceutical grade FDA approved drug materials and are intended for pharmacy compounding. FDA regulations governing compounding, USP795 and USP797, protect the consumer and guarantee a quality product. The Food and Drug Administration has stated that compounded prescriptions are both ethical and legal as long as they are prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a specific patient and compounded by a licensed pharmacy. In addition, the State Board of Pharmacy regulates compounding and has routine visits.
What do you do when there is a drug shortage or a discontinued medication? Drug shortages impact a wide range of conditions and there are over 200 medicines on the drug shortage list, names by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). United Pharmacy plays a critical role in when this becomes problematic for patients. Based on a physician’s prescription, we can compound the specific drug using pharmaceutical ingredients to ensure the patient gets the medicine they need. With our access to the highest quality pharmaceutical ingredients and the latest research and technology, we can create a compounded medication that will meet your individual needs.