What Is Compounding

What is Compounding?

Every patient is an individual with special health-care needs. Custom prescription compounding is a practice that recognizes those individual needs and prepares custom prescription solutions to suit each individual.

Compounding is the process of combining two or more drugs to create a custom medication to tailor to an individual's needs. Licensed pharmacists, physicians, and outsourcing facilities are able to mix, alter, and combine ingredients for patients who may not be able to take a manufacture's medication due to allergies, dosage strength, or formulation.

As a compounding pharmacy, Central Drugs is dedicated to serving the special needs of both physicians and their patients. We have a new state-of-the-art compounding laboratory, which lets patients see their medication made right in front of them while they wait, and where our compounding pharmacists prepare customized prescription medications for both humans and animals. Many veterinarians need custom made medication for their four legged patients, because conventional medication is not in the right dosage form or strength for specific animals.

We also specialize in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for women and men, and offer free seminars in their use and practice, led by specially trained physicians.

We're able to compound drugs that can meet a variety of needs: to change flavors to suit individual tastes, to customize strengths, to combine active ingredients into one easy formulation, and to devise skin treatments made specially for you. And, as a compounding pharmacy, we're able to make many formulations in the form most suitable to you: as capsules, injectables, lollipops, syrups, pastes, powders, and more.

Quality and Integrity are at the heart of Central Drugs’ core values. Maintaining the safety of our patients and the trust of our prescribers is a responsibility that we take very seriously. We are accredited by the California State Board of Pharmacy and licensed in 37 states for both non-sterile and sterile compounding. We follow non-sterile and sterile compounding regulations by the United States Pharmacopeia 795, 797, and 800 chapters.

Pharmaceutical glass pestle and mortar

Central Drugs specializes in:

  • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • IV Nutrition
  • Urology
  • Pain Management
  • Nutrition and Weight Loss
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Veterinary
  • ENT
  • Dental
  • Clinical Services
  • Autism
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Dental
  • Vitamins

We make medication in any dosage or form, such as:

  • Capsules
  • Creams, Ointments, Lotions
  • Ear Drops>
  • Enemas
  • Eye Drops
  • Suspensions, Solutions, Lollipops and Popsicles
  • Injectables
  • Pastes
  • Powders
  • Sprays (skin, throat and nasal)
  • Suppositories
  • Syrups
  • Transdermal Gels
  • Troches (chewable, sublingual)
  • Lip Balms

To learn more about how we can assist your needs through our compounding medications, contact us to speak with one of our clinical pharmacists.

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) re-establishes the hormonal balance in men and women. As we age, hormone levels change and deplete over time. For women, it can occur as early as in their 30's until menopause. Symptoms can include:

  • Dysmenorrhea (cramps)
  • Vaginal thinning/dryness
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Painful intercourse
  • Infertility/endometriosis
  • Hot flashes
  • Irregular periods
  • Night sweats
  • Fibrocystic breast
  • Depression
  • Premenopausal
  • Memory lapses
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Heart disease
  • Reduced libido
  • Osteoporosis

BHRT is typically made up of three types of hormones: progesterone, androgens, and estrogens. BHRT is made up of natural progesterone, androgens, and estrogens that can already be found in your body. As a result, there are fewer side effects versus synthetic derivatives. There is also a reduced risk of breast cancer, protection again heart disease, improved cholesterol and lipid profile.

Single or multiple-ingredient can be prescribed. BHRT will restore the hormones that have been depleted which can reduce the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance.

To learn more about BHRT, contact us to speak to one of our expert team members.

IV Nutrition (Intravenous Nutrition) Therapy

IV Nutrition (Intravenous Nutrition) is a process that provides nutrients to the body such as vitamins, nutrients, minerals, and amino acids through the veins. Bypassing the digestive system and going directly to the bloodstream, IV Nutrition is effective at providing the valuable nutrients the body needs and correcting nutritional deficiencies. It is more effective than oral supplements as it targets nutrients in the exact location they need to be - in the cells of the body.

IV Nutrition Therapy can help patients with:

  • Acute muscle spasm
  • Advanced age
  • Alzheimer's disease / Parkinson's disease
  • Angina / Peripheral vascular disease
  • Athletic support/Hydration
  • Bariatric surgeries/Malabsorption/Malnutrition
  • Cancer/Compromised immune system
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/Chronic depression
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/Asthma
  • Chronic sinusitis/Allergic rhinitis
  • Compromised liver function
  • Fibromyalgia/Chronic pain
  • Food sensitivities/Allergies
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)/Crohn's disease
  • Migraines
  • Peripheral neuropathy

To learn more about IV Nutrition Therapy, contact us to talk to one our expert team members.

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