Many people have specialized needs when it comes to taking their medication. These needs could arise from allergies to certain ingredients, a requirement for a very specific and not commerciallyavailable dosage, difficulty swallowing pills, a significant issue with the taste of a particular medication, or a whole host of other issues. Fortunately for individuals with these kinds of problems, a compounding pharmacy can be of tremendous help and can make sticking with their treatment plan significantly easier.
Compounding involves the creation of a specialized pharmaceutical product to meet a particular patient’s needs. This is accomplished by a compounding pharmacist combining or processing a certain pharmaceutical ingredient into a form that can be taken by the patient. For example, compounding can turn a solid drug into a liquid or avoid the use of a non-essential ingredient to which a patient is allergic.
What types of Products can Compounding Pharmacies Create?
Virtually any type of pharmaceutical product can be compounded into another form. Some of the more common products that we create include the following:
In addition to compounding prescription drugsin we also work with over-the-counter medications and create various skin care and anti-aging products that are specially formulated in our lab. Our products treat a wide variety of medical conditions and their side effects, including hormone imbalances, autism, dental issues, skin conditions, chronic pain, ADHD, HIV/AIDS, cancer, gastrointestinal problems, multiple sclerosis, and others.
Many people wonder how what we do is different than drug manufacturing. Essentially, the difference comes down to a matter of scale. Drug manufacturers mass produce drugs that have been approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and then sell them to parties that are authorized to resell them to patients. On the other hand, compounding pharmacies prepare a specific formulation of a drug or drugs to meet the particular needs of a patient, which are specified by the prescribing physician. Compounded drugs are not available to the general public and may not be resold by third parties.
As a pet parent, you understandably want the best for your pet and want to provide the best medical care that you can. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult,sometimes can be next to impossible,to get pets to take their medication. Both dogs and cats are known for refusing to swallow pills, and pet owners are often shocked when they discover their pet’s ability to eat around a pill that has been mixed in with their food. In addition, because pets can vary so much in terms of size, it can be difficult to find a dosage that is suitable to treat your pet’s condition.
Fortunately, the compounding pharmacists at Kress Specialty Apothecary can be of assistance. For example, we can flavor medications in a way that your pet will think it is a treat or resolve dosage problems by creating individualized dosage based upon your veterinarian’s prescription. We perform pharmacy compounding for medications to treat a wide variety of animals, including the following:
In some cases, a medication that is used to treat illnesses in animals becomes commercially unavailable due to lack of demand or for some other reason. Unfortunately, when this occurs, there are often still pets that need the medication in order to manage or treat a medical condition. The compounding pharmacists of Kress Specialty Apothecary can often prepare an individualized version of a discontinued drug in order to ensure that your pet gets the necessary medical treatment. By coordinating pet care between your veterinarian and a compounding pharmacy, you can help ensure that your pet is as happy and healthy as possible.
Contact Kress Specialty Apothecary Today to Learn More about our Products and Services
At Kress Specialty Apothecary, our experienced compounding pharmacists develop individualized formulations that are designed to meet the specific needs of our patients. In addition to our compounding services, we also provide pharmacogenetic testing, monthly compliance reports, pain management products, anti-aging products, customized hormone replacement therapy, as well as other services. We invite you to drop in and talk to our expert staff to learn more about our services and how we may be able to help you. Call Kress Specialty Apothecary today at 856-323-8723 to speak with one of our specialty pharmacy professionals.