Wellness Pharmacy® can prepare different compounds with specialized delivery mechanisms such as topical creams (in an emollient cream base), topical PLO (pluronic base), topical liquid drops, liquid suspensions, oral capsules, vaginal suppositories, vaginal creams, injections, nebulized medications, troches (dissolved under the tongue), and oral powders.
Category Archives: Information About Compounding
Patients are welcome to request information on compounding and various compounds from their physician, however some doctors may not have information readily available to put in the hands of the patient.In this case, we encourage patients to contact us to receive the information that they or their doctors need.
Simply stated, Compounding is the customized preparation of pharmaceutical solutions. Compounding involves mixing of specially-formulated chemicals or natural agents, and sometimes creating different medication delivery systems to treat particular patients.
Yes. Many patients require customized medications to meet unique medical needs. Chain pharmacies do not have the equipment necessary to provide these services.
Because many patients are allergic to dyes and/or preservatives, or are sensitive to standard drug therapies, they are unable to be treated with mass manufactured drugs. In these instances, physicians prescribe compounded medications to change the strength, alter the delivery form to make it easier for the patient to ingest, or change the flavor to make it more pleasant.
At Wellness Pharmacy compounded prescriptions are prepared by certified compounding pharmacists as well as certified pharmacy technicians, using formulas provided by the Professional Compounding Centers of America. Once a medication is compounded, the order goes through a series of checkpoints before it reaches our shipping department. These measures are taken to ensure accuracy.
Any licensed Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) can prescribe compounded medications.
The FDA does not have an approval process for compounded drugs. In recent years most state boards have developed a section of their rules and laws to deal specifically with compounding pharmacies. Each state’s board of pharmacy oversees adherence to, and enforcement of, these rules and laws.
A compounding pharmacy is not a pharmaceutical company. A pharmaceutical company is a drug manufacturer, and falls under the regulation of the FDA. By definition, drug manufacturing is the production, marketing and sale of a product to an entity other than the patient.
When a doctor prescribes a compounded medication, the compounding pharmacy customizes the preparation of the pharmaceutical solutions for that patient. Physicians rely on compounders for pharmaceutical solutions when “patent” prescription medications inadequately address their patients’ needs.