Compounding is the science of making medications that are customized to meet an individual’s needs. Compounding pharmacies can prepare medications with the best strength and dosage form to meet specific health requirements.
Why Compound Your Medications?
Advantages of Compounding
Many traditional medications have fillers, binders, and dyes. While they may help the drug be more easily produced at a mass scale, 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
We allow you to take your medication the way you prefer. Dosage forms refer to the physical form 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 smaller, larger, or even very specific dosage size that is somewhere in-between what is commercially available. Our compounding pharmacy can give you the exact dosage size necessary for treatment.
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 injection, eye drops, or any other method that bypasses your body’s natural defenses require sterile compounding. Our sterile compounding facility follows strict sanitary guidelines. We can compound sterile ophthalmic drops, ointments, sprays, injections, and pre-op solutions, including anesthetics, antibiotics, antioxidants, antivirals, cataract therapies, corticosteroids, ophthalmic decongestants, miotics, mydriatics, and lubricants. We only use 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 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. Ongoing training for compounding pharmacists and technicians, state-of-the-art equipment, and high-quality chemicals are essential. Experience and ingenuity are important factors as well. When modifying a formula or developing a unique preparation, the compounding pharmacist must consider physical and chemical properties of both the active ingredient and excipients, solubility, tonicity, viscosity, and the most appropriate dosage form or device for administering the needed medication. 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 and suppositories, and other customized dosage forms.
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!
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