What is Compounding

Compounding Pharmacy in Palm Harbor, Florida

Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are made based on a practitioners prescription in which individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.

A Brief History of Compounding:

At one time, nearly all prescriptions were compounded. With the advent of mass drug manufacturing in the 1950s and ‘60s, compounding rapidly declined. The pharmacist’s role as a prepare of medications quickly changed to that of a dispenser of manufactured dosage forms, and most pharmacists no longer were trained to compound medications. However, the “one-size-fits-all” nature of many mass-produced medications meant that some patients’ needs were not being met.

Do Compounded Medications Require FDA Approval?

The FDA approval process is intended for mass-produced drugs made by manufacturers. Because compounded medications are personalized for individual patients, the federal government has approved the use of compounded medications for those individuals who have received a prescription for that specific compounded medication.

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St. Mary Pharmacy in Palm Harbor, Florida has a full compounding laboratory for non-sterile compounding. Our compounding pharmacist has a wide experience in compounding different preparations with high consistent and high quality.

Moreover, St. Mary Pharmacy would compound your medication and get ready for you on the same day,with competitive prices relative to the other compounding facilities.

If you have a compound prescription customized just for your personal needs,give us to check how we are going to help you.