Rhode Island Compounding Pharmacy

Custom Rx Compounding
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Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing specially trained professionals to prepare customized medications to meet each patient’s specific needs

Physicians and other prescribers may prescribe an individually compounded medication for a patient with an unusual health need. This allows the prescriber to tailor a prescription to each individual patient. Compounding preparations are especially prevalent for:

• Patients requiring limited dosage strengths, such as a very small dose for infants

• Patients requiring a different formulation, such as turning a pill into a liquid or transdermal gel for people who can't swallow pills due to disability

• Patients requiring an allergen-free medication, such as one without gluten or colored dyes

• Patients who absorb or excrete medications abnormally

• Patients who need drugs that have been discontinued by pharmaceutical manufacturers

• Patients facing a supply shortage of their normal drug

• Pediatric patients where flavored additives in liquid drugs or alternative dosage forms make administration easier for the parent

• Veterinary medicine, for a change in dose, change to a more easily-administered form (such as from a pill to a liquid or transdermal gel), or to add a flavor more palatable to the animal.

• Many types of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped to compound any medication in any dosage specific to your patients' needs. We can customize medications with a variety of flavors to suit any individual, whether the patient is a child, a pet, or an elderly individual.
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 tweaking 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, stability studies should be considered when compounding, and appropriate potency and sterility testing should be performed. 
 
Our compounding professionals can formulate suitable medications as sublingual drops, oral and nasal sprays, lollipops, rectal solutions and suppositories, and other customized dosage forms. Please contact us to discuss your patients’ needs.

Regulation
In the United States, compounding pharmacies are licensed and regulated by their respective state like all other pharmacies. National standards have been created by Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB).

Resources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compounding
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