Prescription Compounding Since 1959
While many patients successfully take commercially manufactured medications, many experience problems because of allergies to an inactive ingredient, the inability to swallow, the need for unique quantities of medication, or the need for a more palatable dosage form.
The primary objective of Prescription Compounding is to achieve positive therapeutic outcomes for patients with unique needs through the provision of medications which have been specially formulated and prepared for them by compounding pharmacists.
At West-Val Pharmacy, it is important that our customers are being given the best service, the highest quality product, and the dosage form that best suits their needs. With our Compounding service we can offer treatments and dosage forms that are otherwise unavailable commercially.
We set our standards high, and we work hard every day to ensure that those standards are met.
What is compounding?
Pharmaceutical compounding is the method of preparing medications to meet each physician’s and patients unique needs. The physician first prescribes the medication, and then the pharmacist takes the necessary ingredients, compounds them, and dispenses the medicine to the patient in a delivery system that best fits the patientsï¿½ needs.
Compounding allows us to eliminate offensive ingredients in the medication and to adjust the strength to meet the specific needs of our patients. All this is done through consultation with the patient and his/her physician. Prescription Compounding would help if a patient is:
- allergic to preservatives, dyes or fillers
- sensitive to standard drug strengths
Compounding also allows us to adjust the delivery system to best suit the patients needs. With a physicianï¿½s consent, a compounding pharmacist can:
- change the strength of a medication
- alter its form to make it easier for the patient to ingest
- add flavor to make it more palatable
Compounding pharmacists also have helped patients who are experiencing chronic pain. For example, some arthritic patients cannot take certain medications due to gastrointestinal side effects. Working with their physicianï¿½s prescription, a compounding pharmacist can provide them with a topical preparation with the anti-inflammatory or analgesic their doctor has prescribed for them. Compounded prescriptions often are used for pain management in hospice care.
Is custom compounding right for you? At West-Val Pharmacy our pharmacist are accredited in Prescription Compounding. We are committed to meeting the individualized needs of our patients since 1959. Call our pharmacists and ask about the benefits of personalized prescription compounding today.