Compounding

Compounding Pharmacy

What is Compounding?

Pharmaceutical compounding is the production of particular medication to meet the unique needs of a patient. It is the customization of medication. Custom-compounded medications are made from raw material allowing the pharmacist to use only the required amounts of the required substances.


A Brief History of Compounding

At one time, nearly all prescriptions were compounded. With the advent of mass drug manufacturing in the 1950s and ‘60s, compounding rapidly declined. The pharmacist’s role as a preparer of medications quickly changed to that of a dispenser of manufactured dosage forms, and most pharmacists no longer were trained to compound medications. However, the “one-size-fits-all” nature of many mass-produced medications meant that some patients’ needs were not being met.


Innovative Compounding Technology & Techniques Meet Patient Needs

Fortunately, compounding has experienced a resurgence as modern technology and innovative techniques and research have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications to meet specific patient needs.

Your Valley View Drugs pharmacists can now personalize medicine for patients who need specific strengths, dosage forms, flavors and ingredients excluded from medications due to allergies or other sensitivities


Valley View Drugs

Pharmacists at Valley View Drugs can personalize medication for patients requiring specific compounded formulas, unique dosage strengths, inclusions or exclusions of flavors and ingredients due to allergies or other reasons, or any other similar requirement.

Pharmacists at Valley View Drugs serve Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

Working closely with the patient and the prescriber, compounding gives the pharmacist the means to customize medication to meet the individual needs of each patient.
Have you ever had a patient who had difficulty taking the medication you prescribed?

You’re not alone. Patient non-compliance is a familiar challenge, and can result in the treatment being less effective than it should be.
We have many types of specialty compounding to meet many different needs.
Whether you’re a workout enthusiast who needs to soothe aches and strains, a high school player recovering from a sports injury, or a weekend warrior trying to ease pain during the work week, compounded medications can provide serious benefits for every kind of athlete.
Animals often have variations of the same diseases humans can have, including skin rashes, eye and ear infections, heart conditions, cancer, and diabetes. Medicating pets presents unique problems that often are best dealt with through compounding.