Drug Compounding Center
What is Drug Compounding?
Compounding is the art and science of mixing two or more drugs to fill a doctor’s prescription. Physicians prescribe compounded medications when they believe that it is the best medical therapy for the patient.
Compounded prescriptions are ideal for any patient requiring unique dosages and/or delivery devices, which can take the form of solutions, suspensions, suppositories, sprays, injections, pellets, oral rinses, lollipops and even as transdermal gels and creams.
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Compounding has been part of healthcare since the origins of pharmacy, and is widely used 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. 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, compounding is regulated by the state boards of pharmacy.
In every field of medicine, there are some patients who don’t respond to traditional methods of treatments. Those patients may need strengths not manufactured by drug companies, or they simply need a different method of ingesting the medicine. Many patients may respond better to medications not currently available from drug manufacturers.
Pharmaceutical compounding meets these needs. It provides a way for doctors and compounding pharmacists to customize an individualized prescription for the specific needs of their patient.
Does your doctor know about compounding?
Prescription compounding is a rapidly growing component of many physicians’ practices, but in today’s world of aggressive marketing by drug manufacturers, some physicians may not realize the extent of compounding’s resurgence in recent years. Ask your physician about compounding, then get in touch with the compounding pharmacists at Las Colinas Pharmacy.
The pharmacists here are committed to providing high-quality compounded medications in the dosage form and strength prescribed by the physician. Through the triad relationship of patient, physician and pharmacist, all three can work together to develop the most beneficial medication plan for the patient, expanding the solution beyond commercially available products and enhancing individualized patient care while working to solve unique medical problems.
Compounding of medications by the pharmacists at Las Colinas Pharmacy is a proud tradition. As one of the fastest-growing independent compounding pharmacies in the nation, Las Colinas Pharmacy is able to provide the latest in compounded medications for it's customers.
If you would like more information regarding our Drug Compounding Services, please contact us.