What is Compounding?
Patients often find themselves in need of a medication, strength, or dosage form not currently manufactured by a large company. The latest medical knowledge and state of the art technology allow pharmacists to work with physicians, veterinarians, and other health care providers to prepare a customized medication solution to a problem not met by commercially available products.
By compounding a custom medication, we can:
- Use the most appropriate dose for the patient
- Combine multiple medications into one dosage form for patient convenience
- Create dosage forms not available such as gels, creams, suppositories, and troches (lozenges)
- Formulate specific hormone therapies not commercially made
- Prepare medications free of certain allergens or additives that may cause problems for patients
- Make a medication easier to use, or easier to administer for you, your child, or a pet
Pharmacists have studied chemical properties, medication preparation and have the ability to meet the doctors’ exact specifications to ensure a better health outcome for you. Our pharmacists, trained technicians, and state-of-the-art facility ensure a quality and effective medication solution. Our designation as a PCAB accredited pharmacy provides evidence of our adherence to quality standards and to principles of the profession of pharmacy compounding.
Learn How To Use Your Compounded Medications
You can watch training videos to assist you in proper use of your compounded prescription medications.
About Medicine Center Pharmacy in New Philadelphia
In October 2007, the Medicine Center Pharmacy in New Philadelphia earned the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board’s Seal of Accreditation, a system of standards created by some of the leading organizations in the pharmacy profession. At that time, we were the first Medicine Shoppe Franchise Pharmacy in the nation and only the second pharmacy in Ohio to receive the honor.
The accreditation confirms our commitment to providing safe, personalized solutions that meet the medical needs of our patients, and the needs of the health care providers in the community who rely on us for specialized medications.
For more information on PCAB Accreditation, visit the PCAB website at www.pcab.org