Pharmaceutical compounding is the process of creating customized medications for patients by mixing individual ingredients, at specified doses and strengths, for the desired effects. Innovations in component isolation and advancements in technology have streamlined the entire process. Because each batch is made exclusively for each patient, ingredients, flavoring, and/or method of use, can be substituted. More and more doctors rely on personalized medicine to treat their patients because compounding allows the creation of optimal unique medicines that meet specific care needs while eliminating conventional challenges. Executive Pharmacy is one of the few pharmacies accredited by PCAB/ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Health Care).
Hundreds of medicines are voluntarily withdrawn from the market each year. Pharmaceutical companies stop supplying them because of low demand, increase in the cost of production, or lack of resources. A compounded replacement may be possible.
A patient may be allergic to or intolerant of an ingredient commonly found in the commercially manufactured form of a medication. Suitable replacements, free of dyes, starch, yeast, sugar, and preservatives are easily formulated.
Traditional oral medications are digested, then flow throughout the body via the bloodstream. This means they can alter other body systems and/or inhibit the effectiveness of other treatments.
Our topical creams breech the derma to reach receptors below the skin, but have very limited access to the bloodstream. Because of this, any side effects are generally limited to the application area.
Oral medications must pass through the digestive system and bloodstream to reach the affected area. Relief can take anywhere from several minutes to a few hours.
Our topical creams are applied directly to the affected area providing instantaneous relief.
The topical creams and gels have minimal access to the bloodstream through the skin. This means they have little effect on other body systems, including the brain. Even with controlled substances compounded into the formula, without access across the blood-brain barrier, addiction cannot occur.
For those who have difficulty swallowing pills, capsules, or tablets, the topical application of a cream increases the likelihood of compliance with treatment. Likewise, if a patient has a hard-to-treat condition that doesn’t respond to off-the-shelf prescriptions, or the strength of the medicine they need is not commercially available, we can customize a formulation.
The use of antimicrobial drugs can have many unintended side-effects. Long-term use can lead to an accumulation of harmful byproducts from its metabolism in tissues or organs. This accumulation of toxic chemicals can lead to organ damage, and in extreme cases, even organ failure and death. The liver and kidneys are common organs affected by chemical toxicity.
Our compounded creams and gels have minimal contact with the bloodstream and can be more easily metabolized through the body’s natural filtration systems… the kidneys and liver. Even with repeated use, the lowest doses of chemical byproducts should have little to no effect on the internal organs. In the event a reaction does occur, a quick alternation in the personalized formula can alleviate any potential long-term affects.
Because our creams reach receptors through the skin, they have very limited access to the bloodstream. Side effects are generally limited to the topical application area. This also means chemical byproducts have little to no effect on the body’s other organ systems or other medications a patient may be using.
Chronic pain affects over 100 million Americans, a greater prevalence than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Living in pain greatly impacts one’s quality of life, as you tirelessly try one therapy after another with little to no improvement.
- Nearly 25%, or about 76 million Americans, feel pain daily.
- Nearly half (48%) of Americans don’t believe pain can be eased with proper treatment.
Our compounding and retail pharmacists can develop topical formulations to provide active drug concentrations right where you need it. They work quickly and effectively by targeting numerous pain receptors simultaneously. This will give pain sufferers the maximum relief, as quickly as possible, without interrupting other organ systems in the body.
You can pick it up directly by visiting Executive Pharmacy, or one of ourÂ representatives will deliver it to your house directly.
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If your prescription has expired or you’re out of refills, our pharmacist can contact your provider to request additional refills on your behalf.
At one time, nearly all prescriptions were compounded. With the advent of mass drug manufacturing in the 1950s and ’60s compounding rapidly declined. The pharmacist’s role as a preparer of medications quickly changed to that of a dispenser of manufactured dosage forms, and most pharmacists no longer were trained to compound medications. However, the “one-size-fits-all” nature of many mass-produced medications meant that some patients’ needs were not being met.
Prescription compounding and retail is a rapidly growing component of many prescribers’ practices.
Ask your prescriber about personalized medicine, then get in touch with us. We are committed to providing high-quality compounded and retail medications in the proper dosage form and strength to fit your needs.
A compounding pharmacist can consult with your healthcare provider about ways to personalize a medication to meet your needs. Through the triad relationship of patient, physician and pharmacist, all three can work together to solve unique medical problems.