Compounding For Providers
What Is “Prescription Compounding” Or “Pharmacy Compounding”?
Compounding is the pharmaceutical science of making a medication and an individual patient compatible.
In this day and age most medications are mass produced; that is they are made in bulk by large pharmaceutical companies for thousands of people who at some time may need to have a prescription filled. In many instances mass produced medications will work just fine for you or a loved one who has fallen ill. However, in some instances a mass produced medication will not work or be tolerated. Something about the medication is not compatible with your unique physiological makeup.
- It could be the strength causing the medication to not be tolerated (too much medication in each dose)
- It could be the delivery form (your cat doesn’t care for pills)
- It could be an inactive ingredient that causes a side effect (your child is lactose intolerant and lactose is used as a filler in the mass produced medication)
Compounding allows a specially trained pharmacist to make a medication and a patient (human or animal) compatible. This is done by taking into consideration the patient's unique needs and symptoms.
A compounding pharmacist uses raw chemicals, powders, liquids, and special equipment to make each medication, one at a time. This results in a customized medication made by a pharmacist, according to a doctor's directions, to meet an individual patient need.
Yee’s Pharmacy - Expanding Physician Treatment Options Via Compounding
We can expand your treatment armamentarium by formulating creative, individualized, compounded medications that can improve compliance, maximize the potential for therapeutic success, and reduce the overall cost of pharmaceutical care. There are many cases where compounding can benefit the patient; here are some of the most common:
- The patient requires a customized dose of a medication
- The patient has difficulty taking a medication in its commercially available form
- The patient needs a medicine that has been discontinued by the manufacturer
- The patient is allergic to certain agents used to make a medication
Compounding Safe & Legal
Our compounding pharmacy must comply with the regulations set forth by the State Board of Pharmacy. The State Board of Pharmacy sets and enforces regulations for compounding, just as it does for traditional pharmacy. The ingredients used by our pharmacy to make compounds come from FDA-registered and inspected facilities.
Yee’s Pharmacy has also earned the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board’s Seal of Accreditation – a system of standards created by some of the leading organizations in compounding pharmacy. Our PCAB® Accreditation status and our designation as a PCAB® Accredited compounding pharmacy lets the public know that Yee’s Pharmacy ranks among the best for quality and safety. The PCAB® Seal of Accreditation shows our dedication to protecting our patients by practicing safe, high-quality compounding.
Helping Physicians Within Various Medical Specialties
We have the ability to help licensed medical providers in the following specialties with their compounding needs:
- Allergy & Immunology
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Family Practice
- Internal Medicine
Podiatry & Wound Care
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Creating Customized Delivery Forms
We can create medications in the following delivery forms that will increase compliance, reduce the stress of administration, and maximize the potential for therapeutic success:
- Transdermal Gels/Creams
- Otic Powders
- Flavored Oral Suspensions
- Sublingual Drops
- Nail Solutions
- Wound Treatments
Do All Pharmacies Specialize In Compounding?
No. Compounding is practiced by pharmacists who have been specially trained in the science of compounding. Compounding requires specialized equipment as well, which many pharmacies do not have.
Yee’s Pharmacy - Your Trusted Compounding Resource!
Yee’s Pharmacy specializes in compounding, and we have been in business for over 40 years. Our pharmacists have received extensive training in compounding techniques and have access to a support network that generates a constant exchange of ideas and innovations. We are active members of the Professional Compounding Centers of America, and were recently awarded the Long Beach Press Telegram’s 2011 Readers Choice Award for “Best Pharmacy”.
Yee’s Pharmacy accepts prescriptions from licensed prescribers via the phone (562) 597-7733, fax (562) 498-1171 (some exceptions may apply), or hard copy. By law, we are not allowed to dispense any compounded medications without an authorized prescription from a licensed prescriber. We would be happy to speak with you regarding questions you may have about compounding or the prescribing process.