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What is Compounding?

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What is Compounding?

Compounding has been a part of healthcare since the origins of pharmacy. Compounding is widely used today in all areas of the industry, from hospitals to nuclear medicine to your hometown pharmacy.

Over the last 20 years, compounding’s resurgence has largely benefited from advances in technology, quality control, and research methodology. The Food and Drug Administration has stated that compounded prescriptions are both ethical and legal as long as they are prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a specific patient, and compounded by a licensed pharmacy. In addition, compounding is exactingly regulated by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

In every field of medicine, there are some patients who don’t respond to traditional methods of treatments. Those patients may need strengths not manufactured by drug companies, or they simply need a different method of ingesting the medicine. Many patients may respond better to medications not currently available from drug manufacturers. Pharmaceutical compounding meets these needs. It provides a way for doctors and compounding pharmacists to customize an individualized prescription for the specific needs of the patient.


PCAB Accreditation

Las Colinas Pharmacy is committed to providing the highest quality compounded medications for the health of our patients. Becoming PCAB-Accredited is a rigorous process, with only 2% of compounding pharmacies in the U.S. achieving Accreditation status. Las Colinas Pharmacy has been PCAB Accredited since 2013 and we feel our patients deserve our very best effort as they strive to improved health!

Does your doctor know about compounding?

Prescription compounding is a rapidly growing component of many physicians' practices. However, in today’s world of aggressive marketing by drug manufacturers, some physicians may not realize the extent of compounding's resurgence. If you are have a medication challenge, ask your physician if a compounded medication may provide an alternative solution. The compounding pharmacists at Las Colinas Pharmacy will work with you and your physician to create a medication solution that works for you.

The pharmacists at Las Colinas Pharmacy are committed to providing only the highest quality compounded medications in the dosage form and strength prescribed by your physician. Through the triad relationship of patient, physician, and pharmacist, we can work together to develop the most beneficial medication plan for the patient, expanding the solution beyond commercially available products and enhancing individualized patient care while working to solve unique medical problems.

Compounding of medications by the pharmacists at Las Colinas Pharmacy is a proud tradition. As one of the most respected independent compounding pharmacies in the nation, Las Colinas Pharmacy is able to provide the latest in compounded medications for its customers.

If you would like more information regarding our compounding services, please contact us.