When is compounding necessary?

  • Medications require flavoring for palatability
  • Drug shortages or discontinuations where the commercial product is unavailable (very common since 2009)
  • Commercial products contain “filler” to which patients are allergic/intolerant
  • Patient requires dosage form or strength which is not available commercially

What are the benefits of compounding?

There are numerous benefits to compounding from simple touches such as flavoring to as complex as changing the way the medication is taken or releases into the body. The greatest benefit is that treatment can be custom tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

What is compounding?

Compounding combines the latest medical knowledge with state-of-the-art technology to create customized medications from scratch. Compounding was once an art practiced by many pharmacies but now is only practiced by a select few.  At Quality Care Pharmacy and Compounding, our team of professionals can prepare customized medications from scratch to meet the unique needs of patients and physicians alike.

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Cosmeceutical & Dermatological Compounding

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Quality Care Pharmacy offers cosmeceutical and dermatological compounding such as cleansers, moisturizing and anti-aging, skin renewal, bleaching/skin lightening, and skin acne.

Dental Compounds

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Our pharmacy can create specialized medication to treat discomfort, pain, help heal after dental surgery or routine dental work.

Dietary and Cosmetic Compounds

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Our pharmacy provides an extensive list of weight loss/dietary supplements to aid a healthy lifestyle and low caloric intake diet.

Hormone Replacement Compounds

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Men's Health Compounds

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Compounding pharmacists can help with many health issues that affect men of all ages.

Many men have concerns about:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Loss of zest for life
  • Prostate & bladder health
  • Aches & pains
  • Fungal infections
  • Hair loss
  • Excessive sweating
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Aging skin

 
A compounding pharmacist can create customized treatment options for these and many other health issues, including nutritional support to help maintain your health.

Pain Management Compounds

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Quality Care’s non-narcotic, non-addictive transdermal formulations have been used to successfully help patients with pain associated with numerous medical conditions. Our transdermal pain formulations are applied directly to the site of pain, reducing systemic side effects and increasing the onset of pain relief from hours to just minutes. You can treat your pain without the increased risk of addiction, drug interactions, gastrointestinal, renal, or hepatic exposure. Quality Care’s transdermal pain compounds effectively treat and alleviate symptoms of pain more efficiently and pleasantly with no need for taking pills. Our topical pain compounds attack the pain’s dual pathways directly through the skin at the source of pain.

Pediatric Compounds

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It’s no secret that most kids don’t like taking medicine. There’s nothing fun about being sick, and taking medicine just seems to make it worse. But it doesn’t have to be that way. While there’s no guarantee that taking medicine ever will become an entirely pleasurable event, there are some ways to help.

One of the best involves contemporary pharmacy compounding, the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. From flavoring medications to make them taste better, to providing individualized strengths and dosage forms, a compounding pharmacist can help make medication time easier and less stressful for your child – and you!

Children are especially suited for custom compounded prescriptions. For various reasons, commercially manufactured drug forms sometimes may not meet the needs of every child. Compounding can benefit young patients in a variety of ways.

Areas of treatment are included but not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Analgesics
  • Chronic Diaper Rash
  • GERD
  • Pediatric suppositories
  • Medicated lollipops
  • Gelatin Troches
  • Special flavoring agents
  • Oral solid to suspension
  • Oral to transdermal gels

Sports Medicine Compounds

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Running backs for pro football teams rely upon topical compounds to help them recover from game aches. Major league pitchers recover from inflammation to the throwing shoulder more quickly due to topical agents prepared by compounding pharmacists working in conjunction with team healthcare providers. The secret they use to get back in the game is pharmacy compounding, and it’s available for everyone – not just the pros.

Whether you’re a workout enthusiast who needs to soothe aches and strains, a high school player recovering from a sports injury, or a weekend warrior trying to ease pain during the work week, compounding can provide serious benefits for every kind of athlete.

Sports medicine compounding – the best way to get back in the game.

Canine Veterinary Compounds

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Flavored Medicine

The pet who refuses to take medication because of the taste is a prime opportunity for compounding. Cats don’t like pills, but they do like tuna. Dogs don’t appreciate a traditional solution of medication being squirted into their mouth, but they’ll take it gladly when it’s flavored with meat or part of a tasty biscuit or treat. Birds cannot take large volumes of liquid medication, but they will accept a small dose of a tasty, fruit-flavored, concentrated solution. By working closely with your veterinarian, a compounding pharmacist can prepare medicines in easy-to-give flavored dosage forms that animals happily devour, whether your pet is a cat, dog, bird, ferret, or snake.

Feline Veterinary Compounds

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As a pet owner, you want your pet to receive the highest-quality veterinary care.

You want them to have treatment as sophisticated and compassionate as you might receive yourself. You’re not alone. Today’s veterinarians realize that pet owners are very knowledgeable, and expect a more advanced level of care.

Why should you consider compounding as a solution for your pet’s medical problems?

That can be answered with another question: how hard is it to get your cat to swallow a pill?

The Compounding Solution

As any pet owner is well aware, animals can be extremely difficult to treat with medications. Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow pills, and usually will eat right around one disguised in food. Dosages can be very tricky with dogs – a dose of medication that works for an 80-pound Golden Retriever may be far too much for a six-pound Yorkie to handle. Large and exotic pets pose many unique medication challenges. A compounding pharmacist is equipped to help them all!

  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Rabbits
  • Birds
  • Ferrets
  • Reptiles