Compounding originally began in the 19th century before drugs were produced in mass production. In today’s world, pharmacies that offer compounding services are able to work closely with individual patients and their medical practitioner to customize prescriptions to fit the needs of a patient. Those that have difficulties swallowing pills or experience an allergic reaction to a particular drug may find that compounding significantly improves their access to prescription medications.
Most pharmacies do not offer compounding and those that do often have a 24 to 48 hour wait. At Script Pharmacy, we strive to achieve same day service for most of your pharmaceutical needs. With over 35 years of experience and a growing team in the lab, not only do you receive timely service but service that you can trust.If you think that compounding is the right fit for you, contact us to set up an appointment to discuss options with one of our knowledgeable pharmacists.
At Script Pharmacy, our state of the art lab and equipment (such as the Laminar Flow Hood) allow our pharmacists and technicians to work in a sterile environment to create custom prescriptions for our clients. Sterile Compounding products include:
At Script Pharmacy, many of our staff are parents too. They have first-hand knowledge with how challenging it can be to provide children with medications. Our compounding services are an ideal option when treating a child’s health needs. Child Friendly Compounding products include:
Children suffering from Autism can also benefit from compounding by having their medications custom made to be sugar free, lactose free and much more. Contact our highly experienced pharmacists for more information on compounding medications for children with autism.
Areas used for non-sterile preparations are separate and distinct from the sterile compounding environment. In these areas, non-sterile medications are prepared guaranteeing the safety, identity, strength, quality and purity of the preparation. Non-Sterile Compounding products include:
Pet owners know that when your family pet is ill, it can be difficult to administer medications. At Script Pharmacy, our compounding procedures can help alter the taste or form of administration, making it easier to get them on track to a speedy and healthy recovery. Veterinary Compounding products include:
Ever wonder how a pharmacy produces medications? Here is a glimpse inside our lab and the equipment our pharmacists use on a daily basis to provide our patients with all of their compounding needs.
The Ointment Mill is a piece of equipment that makes all of our creams smooth and uniform. When cream mixtures are not milled correctly, the cream may feel gritty or sandy and absorption may not be optimal. At Script Pharmacy we ensure that all of our mixtures are of premier quality.
A lotion or cream can be packaged in a variety of ways. With the Tube Sealer we are able to seal your medication in tubes for travel or convenience. Tubes are also considered highly hygienic as the medication is contained, which prevents contamination compared to other open air containers.
At Script Pharmacy we have multiple powder containment hoods within our lab. These hoods protect the public and our staff from the powders that we may work with when creating our creams and capsules.
This machine is designed to prevent contamination when preparing injectable medications. The most important part of a laminar flow hood is its high efficiency bacteria-retentive filter. Room air is taken into the unit and passed through a pre-filter to remove gross contaminants such as lint, dust etc. The air is then compressed and channeled up behind and through the HEPA filter (High Efficiency Particulate Air filter). Providing our pharmacists with the most sterile working environment, Script Pharmacy is able to ensure all eye drops, injections and pre-filled injectables be made in a sterile environment in order to prevent serious infections.
Vertical flow hoods are used in the preparation of certain medications, including chemotherapy. The air flows from the top to the bottom instead of back to front providing a safe environment for our pharmacists and technicians. This equipment also ensures the quality of the product for our patients is never sacrificed. At Script Pharmacy we pre-fill all of our methotrexate prescriptions in this hood, as well as all other biological chemicals that require this environment.
The Capsule Machine enables our staff to prepare uniquely tailored compound medication in a capsule form that is otherwise not commercially available. Our pharmacy is able to order pure drug powders and make them into capsules of various strengths. We are also able to dilute or make your commercially available medication into smaller doses which may be useful when your doctor wants to decrease potency. This is very common in drug classes such as anti-depressants and anxiety/sleeping medications. These machines also give us the unique ability to make compounded BHRT capsules specific to you and your doctor’s recommendations.