· Swallowing a large pill?
· With your digestive system when taking certain medicines?
· Getting a different strength of a certain medicine, either for you, a child or pet?
A compounding pharmacist may be able to provide solutions to problems such as these. By working closely with the prescriber and the patient, compounding gives the pharmacist the means to customize medication to meet individual needs.
Are Compounded Medications FDA-Approved?Because compounded medications are personalized for individual patients, it is not possible for each formulation to go through the FDA’s drug approval process, which takes years to complete and is prohibitively expensive, often costing hundreds of millions of dollars.
However, every compounding pharmacy must comply with the regulations set by the State Board of Pharmacy of the state in which the pharmacy is located. Each State Board of Pharmacy has the power to set and enforce regulations for compounding in its state, just as traditional pharmacies are regulated. The ingredients used by compounding pharmacies to make compounds come from FDA-registered and inspected facilities. At the Custom Compounding Center we only use pharmaceutical grade chemicals for all compounds.