That means specific ingredients are used to make a prescription specialized just for you.
That might mean making it in a dosage form that doesn’t already exist or taking out ingredients that can cause specific reactions.
We want to talk to you and get your feedback to know specifically what we can do for you. Compounding is thinking outside the box to make the best dosage form we can just for you.
At one time, nearly all prescriptions were compounded. With the advent of mass drug manufacturing in the 50’s and 60’s, compounding rapidly declined. However, the need for personalized medicine never really went away. Today, we recognize the importance of custom made medications and the significance of providing customized solutions to meet our patients’ individual needs.
Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB). As the demand for compounding has increased, and to provide standards in procedures, documentation, quality and training, PCAB has emerged as the most comprehensive compliance solution in the industry with standards based on U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) guidelines. PCAB accreditation, in combination with the pharmacy’s commitment to continuous compliance, significantly reduces the risk associated with compounding medications and demonstrates a commitment to meeting the highest industry standards for quality and safety.
The FDA approval process is intended for mass-produced drugs made by manufacturers. Because compounded medications are personalized for individual patients, the federal government has approved the use of compounded medications for an individual patient receiving an individual prescription from an individual prescriber. The chemicals used in the compounding progress must come from an FDA-registered facility and already have another dosage form approved by the FDA or contain a USP or NF monograph.
Prescription compounding is a rapidly growing component of many physician’s practices, but some may not realize the full extent of the benefits that compounding can provide. Ask your provider about compounding or feel free to give us a call and we can help you get in touch with a provider dedicated to providing individual customized solutions for you. We believe through the triad relationship of the patient, prescriber and pharmacist, we can work together to solve unique problems.