The history of pharmacy is as old as humanity’s search for wellness, longevity and youth. Compounding medication had been the standard practice for providing prescription medication unique to the patient’s needs for centuries until the 1950’s. With advances in technology, the majority of medications now come from large pharmaceutical companies. ProCompounding is proud to embrace both the history of pharmacy and modern technology to offer individualized medication for each unique patient.
Alternative Medication Forms
- Oral Liquids
- Troches or Lollipops
- Topical / Transdermal Preparations
- Eye and Ear Drops
- Nasal Spray
3 out of 4 Americans experience serious foot problems in their life ranging from foot pain to complicated wounds. Topically applied medication for foot disorders can be a good treatment that allows delivery of medication in a high concentration to the area of need resulting in low systemic levels of the medication and fewer drug interactions and side effects. This can be an ideal delivery of medication for patients with poor blood supply to the legs, ankles and feet.
What conditions can be treated?
- Pain/ neuropathy
- Nail fungus
- Raynaud’s Disease
- Plantar fasciitis
Compounding medications allows for:
- Unique delivery vehicles to be utilized (i.e. topical cream, scalp lotion, nail lacquer); which makes administering the medication easier, more pleasant, and potentially more effective.
- Medicines to be concentrated based on individual need, which maximizes therapeutic outcomes while reducing side effects.
- Multiple medications, that have been shown to have modest effects individually, to be combined to form a more potent customized medication.
- Speed the healing process saving valuable time and money and eliminating needless switching from one therapy to the next.
What conditions can be treated?
- Athletes Foot
- Chemical Peels
- Diaper Rash/Incontinence
- Head Lice & Scabies
- Molluscum Contagiosum
- Nail Infection & Removal
- Pigmentation Abnormalities
- Plantar Warts/Warts
- Scarring & Keloids
- Topical Anesthetics
- Photoaged Skin
- Topical Phenylalanine
Children pose many challenges when it comes to medication. In general, they may dislike the taste, have trouble swallowing a capsule or tablet, or are fearful of an injection.
At ProCompounding Pharmacy, we can compound oral medications into pleasantly flavored suspensions, solutions, lozenges, or lollipops in colors and tastes that appeal to children.
Customized medications by our compounding pharmacy help both dentists and their patients by solving each patient’s speciﬁc medication problem.
Upon a prescription order, we can compound:
- Lip balms commonly used for viral lesions
- Transdermal (topically applied) muscle relaxants
- Topical Anesthetics
- Antibacterial mouth rinses
- Lollipops commonly used for Oral Thrush
- Dry Socket preparations
- Lozenges or rinses commonly used for mucositis by radiation or chemotherapy
Topical Pain Therapy
A relatively new and innovative approach to certain types of pain is compounded transdermal (topical) therapy. The medication is formulated to penetrate deep into the painful area, and provides high concentrations of very effective medications right where it hurts. Oral pain medications can often lead to drowsiness, nausea, and other unwanted side effects. When medications are administered topically, they are not absorbed through the gastrointestinal system and do not undergo ﬁrst-pass hepatic metabolism.
If you suffer from chronic pain, including ﬁbromyalgia, back/joint pain, plantar fasciitis, or neuropathy, ask your healthcare provider to consider topical pain relief.
Pain medications can be compounded into the following dosage forms including:
- Topical Gels, Creams, and Sprays
- Flavored Lozenges
- Nasal Spray
Ear, Nose and Throat
About 35 million people develop chronic sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health complaints in America. Chronic use of oral steroids and antibiotics can have lasting negative side effects. ProCompounding offers topically applied medication to treat problems of the sinuses, ears and throat. We work alongside your provider to formulate customized medication that treat specific infection and many other conditions.
Most commonly treated conditions:
- Ear infection
- Sinus infection
- Nose bleeds
- Throat irritation/infection
Gastrointesnal disorders are becoming more widely diagnosed and treated. ProCompounding offers formulations to assist your prescriber in treating problems with the throat, stomach, and intestines and to accommodate existing gastrointestinal needs. Route of administration is an important consideration when treating many gastrointestinal disorders. Medication can be compounded into many forms including acid resistant capsules, suppositories, oral suspensions and many more.
Commonly treated conditions may include:
- Ostomy/ileostomy/colostomy infection or irritation
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Throat pain
- Intestinal infections
- Celiac disease- Gluten free oral medications
- GERD- gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Men experience unique symptoms, concerns and health problems that are inevitable with normal aging. Some health related problems are caused by an imbalance of hormones. Hormones can affect many areas of your health including your energy level, sexual function, mood and overall well-being, but thankfully there are treatment options that can help.
- Muscle atrophy
- Weight loss
- Hormone balance
- Sexual dysfunction
- Peyronie’s disease
- Enlarged prostate
- Urinary retention
Women’s health is an important topic to discuss with your physician or pharmacist. With education and treatment, you can transition through the different phases of life as a healthy, happy and productive woman.
- Weight loss
- Fatigue/ insomnia
- Painful intercourse
- Hot flashes
Sexual health is an integral part of your physical, emotional and overall health. It can be the key to health and happiness as you age. ProCompounding offers compounded medication options for low libido and sexual dysfunction that can help people of all ages to have the positive benefits of sexual fulfillment.
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Loss of Zest for Life
- Diminishing Sex Drive
- Muscle Loss
- Weight Gain
- Decreased Physical Agility
- Frequent Urination
- Memory Loss
Chronic wounds affect approximately 6.5 million patients in the United States each year with a large percentage of wounds attributed to complications of diabetes. Compounded topical medications offer alternatives to conventional wound care allowing direct application where blood supply is restricted and lower systemic absorption compared to oral or IV medication. With a wide array of delivery options, medication can be added to specifically treat wounds and alter local wound dynamics. Delivery options include alginate powders, gels, creams, irrigations, wet to dry.
Goals of compounded wound care preparations:
- Fill Tunneling wounds
- Stimulation of granulation
- Reduction of bioburden (biofilms)
- Stimulation of epithelialization
- Treat infection and inflammation
- Control pain
The days of wrapping your pet’s medicine in peanut butter is over. Do you ever give your pet his/her medicine to ﬁnd it lying in the house later? We can compound your pet’s medication with ﬂavors such as: beef, chicken, and liver so your animal will think it is a treat.
Compounding is extremely useful to the veterinary community because it offers more ﬂavors, dosage forms and dosage strengths then what is manufactured or offered to humans.
Is compounding safe for my pet?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that compounded prescriptions are ethical and legal as long as they are prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a speciﬁc patient and are compounded by a licensed pharmacist. ProCompounding only creates medicines that are prescribed by a physician or veterinarian.
One of the fundamental functions of our body is the ability to breathe. Conditions like cystic fibrosis, asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) can interfere with our lungs’ ability to provide the oxygen we need for a normal life. Many compounded and commercially available medications are currently available to improve the function of diseased lungs and your quality of life. Our pharmacists are happy to work with your pulmonologist or other prescriber to provide the medication you need.
Weight Loss/Aesthetic Care
Many people strive to feel their best and look like they did in their 20s. With age comes weight gain, wrinkles, hormone imbalances and much more. ProCompounding Pharmacy offers solutions to not only feel your best but look your best.
Many prescription medications provide better patient outcomes when accompanied by select, high-quality nutritional supplements. Every supplement we carry is pharmaceutical grade, which means it’s designed and built to the same rigorous standards as your pharmaceutical medications. Our team of pharmacists carefully select each of the products we carry.
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