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Compounded Medication

Compounding Medication

Compounding is the science of customizing medications to meet an individual’s needs.

We prepare medications with the best strength and dosage form to meet specific health requirements.

 
 
 

Why Compound Your Medications?

Patients have certain advantages when using compounding pharmacies:
  1. Discontinued Medication: Some products are no longer commercially available. Similar medications can be produced by compounding pharmacies.
  2. Choice of Flavor: Adding flavor to certain medications can make them easier to take for children (cherry, grape, etc.) and pets (fish, chicken, etc.)
  3. Customize Ingredients: This benefits people with allergies or sensitivities to ingredients found in traditional medications.
  4. Custom Dosage Sizes: Great for patients who need doses that are not commercially available.
  5. Custom Forms: Patients who struggle swallowing pills may prefer dissolvable troches, liquid suspensions, or other forms.

Our specially trained compounding pharmacists and technicians offer unique formulations for a variety of specialties, including:
We take pride in our compounding services. Contact one of our locations and speak to our compounding pharmacist for any services not listed on this page.

More often than not, we are able to help!


Advantages of Compounding

Allergies

Many traditional medications have fillers, binders, and dyes. While they may help mass produce drugs, these ingredients are not necessarily active in treating an ailment or illness.

These added ingredients may cause allergic reactions in some patients. It is not uncommon to find someone who is sensitive to red dye 40, allergic to peanut oil, or lactose intolerant.

Our compounding facility allows us to remove any ingredient that may cause an allergic reaction and maintain the active ingredient to treat the patient.

Dosage Forms

We allow you to take your medication the way you prefer. Dosage forms refer to the physical profile of the drug and its specific intake method.

This includes medications such as capsules, pills, and suspensions. Certain ailments are better treated by different forms.

From lollipops to creams, we develop your medication to fit your needs.

Unique Dosage Sizes

Traditional medication may only come in sizes approved for the general population. While this is a good standard to have to maintain safety among a large group of people, that is not always the case for the individual.

In many cases, patients will need a very specific dosage size that is not is commercially available.

Our compounding pharmacy can give you the exact dosage size necessary for treatment.

Multi-Medication

Managing multiple medications can become overwhelming at times. Swallowing multiple pills can be a hassle and can make it difficult to keep track of your intake schedule.

We can reduce the number of pills or capsules that you take by compounding two or more of your prescriptions together, when it is medically safe to do so.

This reduces any difficulty and leads to more successful medication adherence.

Sterile vs Non-Sterile

Medications that are taken through methods that bypass the body’s natural defenses require sterile compounding.

Our sterile compounding facility follows strict sanitary guidelines. We can make sterile compounds including:

  • Ophthalmic drops
  • Ointments
  • Sprays
  • Injections


As well as pre-op solutions such as:

  • Anesthetics
  • Antibiotics
  • Antioxidants
  • Antivirals
  • Cataract therapies
  • Corticosteroids
  • Ophthalmic decongestants
  • Miotics
  • Mydriatics
  • Lubricants


Our pharmacy uses only the highest quality ingredients from an FDA-registered supplier.

Are Compounded Medications Safe?

Compounding pharmacies are registered and licensed in the state they operate. Additionally, state licensing boards ensure the use of approved ingredients and methods for every medication we compound.

Our designation as a PCAB® Accredited Compounding Pharmacy is a formal recognition that ClearSpring Pharmacy’s Littleton location ranks among the best compounding pharmacies in the United States for compliance with quality standards.

Compounding pharmacies receive oversight in other regards to ensure patient safety.

Quality Compounding Maximizes Therapeutic Outcomes

The efficacy of any formulation is directly related to its preparation, which is why the selection of your compounding pharmacy is critical.

Your compounding should have:
  • Ongoing training for compounding pharmacists and technicians
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • High-quality chemicals and ingredients
Additionally, experience and ingenuity are important factors.

When modifying a formula or developing a unique preparation, the compounding pharmacist must consider the physical and chemical properties of both the active ingredient and excipients.

After deciding the most appropriate dosage form for administering the needed medication, compounding pharmacists must also monitor the drug’s solubility, tonicity, and viscosity.

Standard Operating Procedures should be in place and appropriate potency testing should be performed. Our compounding professionals can formulate suitable medications such as:
  • Sublingual drops
  • Oral and nasal sprays
  • Lollipops
  • Rectal solutions
  • Suppositories
  • And more!

Let's Get In Contact!

Compounding can be a great benefit to many people. Whether you need allergens removed from traditional medication or you need a rapid-dissolving tablet, we can help!

We have convenient locations in Denver and Littleton, Colorado. We carry wonderful over-the-counter products that will complement your health goals.

Call us today (Denver or Littleton), or simply fill out our form with any questions you may have!

If you don’t like calls, feel free to text us at any location!
Littleton: 303-707-1500
Cherry Creek: 303-333-2010

You can also message us on any social media channels. Please contact us to discuss your needs and medication problems!