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.
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.
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
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.