Compounding Medication Options
Compounding medications are increasingly becoming a part of many doctors’ practices. Patients should feel free to discuss with their doctor about compounding medication options. With the doctor’s prescription and advice, they can contact a leading compounding pharmacy that is committed to providing high quality compounded medications in the prescribed dosage form and strength.
The compounding pharmacy may consult with the prescribing physician about the various personalization options for the medications according to the patient’s specific needs. Unique healthcare issues of a patient can be resolved more effectively in many cases with a proper engagement between the patient, physician and compounding pharmacist.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides state of the art compounding treatments to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
What is a Compounding Medication?
Patients can ask their doctor about what exactly is meant by compounding medications, and what is the relevance of pharmacy compounding for their health. The doctor may explain that pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients who are unable to benefit from conventional mass-produced drugs.
Compounded medications are made based on a practitioner’s prescription in which individual ingredients are blended together in the precise dosage form and strength needed by the patient. This approach allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescribing doctor to customize a medication to meet the patient’s unique requirements.
Is Compounding Safe and Legal?
Patients should have a clear idea about the safety and legal aspects of compounding medications in order to make an informed choice. They can talk to their doctor about these issues. Compounding has been an integral part of healthcare since the origins of pharmacy. Today it is widely used in all areas of the medical industry, from hospitals to nuclear medicine.
Technological advances, improved quality control and cutting edge research have led to the growing acceptance and popularity of compounding pharmacy over the last two decades. According to the FDA, compounded prescriptions are both ethical and legal as long as they are prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a particular patient and compounded by a licensed pharmacy. Compounding is additionally regulated by the state boards of pharmacy.
Which prescriptions can be compounded?
Patients should be aware that nearly every kind of prescription can be compounded. If the patient requires a unique dosage or delivery form, compounding may be an ideal option. Compounding applications may include, among others:
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
- Pain management
- Otic (for the ear)
- Medication flavoring
- Sports medicine
- Wound therapy
Patients should ask their healthcare provider about compounding, or directly contact a compounding pharmacy to learn about their treatment options. A good compounding pharmacy will make use of high grade quality ingredients and chemicals to create the best possible medications. AIP receives patients from Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide for compounding medications.
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.