What is Pharmaceutical Compounding?
Pharmaceutical Compounding is a proven alternative to traditional methods of medical treatment. Compounding pharmacies such as Rx3 Pharmacy offer the ability to specify treatment sizes, dosages, strengths, and forms, to individually tailor medicines for each patient’s unique needs and preferences. Rx3 Pharmacy Compounding Pharmacy employs licensed and skilled compounding pharmacists who provide medical prescription solutions which are simply not offered by commercially sold medicines and products.
What are the benefits of pharmaceutical compounding?
Pharmacy Compounding is the complex science of preparing customized medications for patients who require medication strengths, dosages, and forms which are not available from traditionally sold medications. For patients with such needs, pharmaceutical compounding is the answer.
From 1930 to 1940, over 60% of all medications were compounded by specialized pharmacists. However, with the arrival of large-scale drug manufacturing on a massive and wide-spread scale in the 1950s and 1960s, it became much cheaper and more efficient to give up drug compounding, and focus on “one size fits all” strengths and dosages.
Since the mid 1980s however, an increasing number of patients have been seeking customized medication solutions, and therefore created a dramatic resurgence for pharmaceutical compounding services. In addition to an increasing need for customized medications, technological advances in the pharmaceutical field have created easier and more streamline methods for compounding medications.
The most important reason why patients choose compounded medications over traditional options is “patient non-compliance”. This means that many patients are allergic to certain preservatives, dyes, and drug strengths that are found in almost all traditional medications, and therefore require alternatively developed medications.
Compounding Pharmacists are able to make a variety of changes to traditional medications, including:
- Lower levels of dyes, preservatives, etc
- Increased or decreased dosage strengths
- Alternative forms of medications, such as troches, lozenges, candies, gels, & liquids
- Added flavors for better taste & easier ingestion
Compounding pharmacists are able to work with many different medication practices, including hospice, pediatrics and child care, pain management clinics, OB/GYN, and veterinarian practices. However, in order for Rx3 Pharmacy Compounding pharmacists to provide the proper prescription and dosages, the three-way communication relationship between the patient, physician, and compounding pharmacist must be very close and professional. At Rx3 Compounding Pharmacy we make every effort to guarantee the best relationship between the three, ensuring the customer the most minimal levels of stress and confusion. Rx3 Pharmacy is a compounding pharmaceutical industry leader, trusted and proven to create solutions to solve each client’s individual medicinal needs.