The awareness and acceptance of compounding pharmacy formulations to address a wide range of health conditions is on the rise. A large number of people have specific health needs that they are unable to meet through off the shelf prescription medications. Sometimes the required ingredient may no longer be in mass production, or the dosage and deliver form may be unsuited to the patient’s needs.
In all such cases, a compounding pharmacist can help by working together with the prescribing physician to create customized solutions for the patient’s unique requirements. Better compliance and precise dosage can result in greater health benefits for many patients. American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP) is a premier provider of compounding pharmacy solutions to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
Way to Better Health
An increasing number of people today experience unique health conditions that may not be effectively addressed with mass produced medications for one reason or another. For all such patients, customized, compounded medications can be a way to better health. These medications may be prescribed or ordered by licensed doctors or veterinarians after evaluating the patient’s specific health needs.
Licensed, trained and experienced compounding pharmacists will safely mix these compounded solutions to help achieve optimal benefits for a patient’s condition. When it comes to treating animals, compounding medications are in equally high demand. This is more so in the veterinary industry because of the relatively limited selection of medicines that are produced by pharmaceutical companies.
Pharmacists are the only health care professionals who have received academic learning in chemical compatibilities and can safely prepare alternate dosage forms. Pharmacy schools in every state are required as a part of their core curriculum to instruct students on the pharmaceutical ingredients in compounding. All the 50 states have regulated and licensed compounding pharmacies through their respective state pharmacy boards.
Customized, compounded medications have increasingly become a key part of medical care because of the proven and visible benefits of these formulations for patients with unique requirements. AIP also provides online prescription refills in compounding medications across the country, in addition to serving patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
Need for Compounded Medications
Pharmacy profession is based on the trust and relationship between the patient, the physician and the pharmacist. The physician determines the patient’s needs and selects a treatment regimen that may include compounded medications. Physicians typically prescribe compounded medications for the following reasons:
- When the required medications are unavailable or discontinued from pharmaceutical firms, often because it is no longer profitable to produce those medications.
- When the patient is allergic or intolerant to certain chemicals in available off the shelf drugs.
- When a treatment requires a customized dosage strength or delivery form for a patient with specific needs.
- When a pharmacist is in a position to combine multiple medications or add custom flavors for a patient to improve compliance.
Compounding is also vital to the veterinary community, which often requires customization for easier compliance.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.