What is Compounding?
Compounding is the practice of customizing or creating medications that meet the unique needs of our patients and their health care providers.
Compounding is used when commercially manufactured products don't fit the patient's needs or are not available. For example, small enough doses may not be commercially available for a child or small animal or in a form they can tolerate.
Common dosing forms include:
Transdermal Products - lotions, creams, ointments
Compounding allows for the introduction of more palatable scents and flavors (our canine patients adore liver flavor). It allows us to create formulas free of dies and other potential allergens. Compounding enables practitioners to prescribe medications that are in short supply or no longer commercially available as well as those not available in the needed dose. Compounding creates a three way partnership between the prescriber, patient and the pharmacist to ensure that patients receive the best possible solutions to difficult medication problems.
Custom Rx pharmacists have over 20 years of compounding experience
and are committed to quality compounding
USP (US Pharmacopeia) is an independent, scientific nonprofit organization that develops and disseminates quality standards for medicines. Custom Rx Pharmacy practices strict adherence to USP General Chapter <795> which provides standards for compounding quality nonsterile preparations. These quality standards help ensure patient benefit and reduce risks such as contamination, infection, and incorrect dosing. When USP General Chapter <800> was updated in 2019, Custom Rx Pharmacy built a second compounding lab to ensure we were properly adhering to USP standards for the safe handling of hazardous drugs. We are committed to minimizing the risk of exposure to our personnel, patients, and the environment.