You need to consider proximity and expertise when choosing a compounding pharmacy. There are numerous compounding pharmacies in the United States. Some are owned by or affiliated with larger pharmaceutical companies. You can search online for varies compounding pharmacies. I suggest that you read reviews or checkup on references before deciding on a compounding pharmacy. These companies are owned and managed by people and like the rest of the drug manufacturing industry; they have had some issues with cutting cost to the detriment of their clients.
You also have to consider the fact that compounding pharmacies have working hours just like every other business establishment. It is rare to find a-24 hour compounding pharmacy. Most are open from morning to afternoon or late evening during the week. The working hours are shorter on weekends and some may open for on only one weekend day (mostly Saturday), while others are closed during the weekend.
I tried to make your job easier with the map below. The locations of several compounding pharmacies are highlighted on the map. You just need to navigate to your location and choice a compounding pharmacy. Turn on the location services on your device for a more efficient performance. You can click on the pharmacy’s location, on the map for more information. You will then be provided with that compounding pharmacy’s contact information (including address, website and contact number), the services provided and the working hours. The map is right below this.
How to locate a compounding pharmacy near you
As I said earlier, if you are looking for a compounding pharmacy, you need to consider proximity and expertise. The patient is taking a risk and may only be safe in the hands of a fully qualified professional. Compounded drugs may also have side effects, so the patient has to be readily available for medical check-ups, hence the proximity issue. The patient has to inform the physician about any reactions when undergoing medication. Compounding may seem like a risk in some extreme case but it is a shot at a solution that commercially manufacture drugs can’t provide.
More than enough people have issues with off-the shell medications. This may be due to allergic reactions to additives added to manufactured drugs (such as dye, lactose or gluten), special dosage requirements or ineffective dosage techniques (for example, some kids can’t swallow drugs. In any of the fore-mentioned situations, the physician can recommend compounding. Every pharmacy is basically a compounding pharmacy. They contain equipment for grinding and mixing drugs but actual compounding, the one we are talking about can only be done in a compounding pharmacy.
Compounding may involve preparing, altering, or remixing a drug. It is done by a qualified physician and it may range from removing an ingredient, adding another or changing the method of delivery. The physician has to fully understand the condition of the patient and device a healthy and safe medication. The drugs are not FDA approved but Compounding pharmacies are monitored by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) requirements and USP good compounding guidelines.