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A Brief History of Compound Pharmacy

Posted on: May 15th, 2014 by admin

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.

Targets Pain Receptors Simultaneously

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by admin

Chronic pain affects over 100 million Americans, a greater prevalence than heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. Living in pain greatly impacts one’s quality of life, as you tirelessly try one therapy after another with little to no improvement.

  • Nearly 25%, or about 76 million Americans, feel pain daily.
  • Nearly half (48%) of Americans don’t believe pain can be eased with proper treatment.

Our compounding and retail pharmacists can develop topical formulations to provide active drug concentrations right where you need it. They work quickly and effectively by targeting numerous pain receptors simultaneously. This will give pain sufferers the maximum relief, as quickly as possible, without interrupting other organ systems in the body.

Minimal Bloodstream Absorption

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by admin

Because our creams reach receptors through the skin, they have very limited access to the bloodstream. Side effects are generally limited to the topical application area. This also means chemical byproducts have little to no effect on the body’s other organ systems or other medications a patient may be using.

Reduced Organ Toxicity

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by admin

The use of antimicrobial drugs can have many unintended side-effects. Long-term use can lead to an accumulation of harmful byproducts from its metabolism in tissues or organs. This accumulation of toxic chemicals can lead to organ damage, and in extreme cases, even organ failure and death. The liver and kidneys are common organs affected by chemical toxicity.

Our compounded creams and gels have minimal contact with the bloodstream and can be more easily metabolized through the body’s natural filtration systems… the kidneys and liver. Even with repeated use, the lowest doses of chemical byproducts should have little to no effect on the internal organs. In the event a reaction does occur, a quick alternation in the personalized formula can alleviate any potential long-term affects.

Customized to Patient Needs

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by admin

For those who have difficulty swallowing pills, capsules, or tablets, the topical application of a cream increases the likelihood of compliance with treatment. Likewise, if a patient has a hard-to-treat condition that doesn’t respond to off-the-shelf prescriptions, or the strength of the medicine they need is not commercially available, we can customize a formulation.

 

 

Non-Addictive Formulations

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by admin

The topical creams and gels have minimal access to the bloodstream through the skin. This means they have little effect on other body systems, including the brain. Even with controlled substances compounded into the formula, without access across the blood-brain barrier, addiction cannot occur.

Direct Delivery to the Affected Area

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by admin

Oral medications must pass through the digestive system and bloodstream to reach the affected area. Relief can take anywhere from several minutes to a few hours.

Our topical creams are applied directly to the affected area providing instantaneous relief.

What about refills?

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by admin

For medication refills, simply call 1.800.918.4169 and our pharmacy team will take care of the rest.

Or you can click here to fill out our online form.

If your prescription has expired or you’re out of refills, our pharmacist can contact your provider to request additional refills on your behalf.

How do I get my medication?

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by admin

You can pick it up directly by visiting Executive Pharmacy, or one of our representatives will deliver it to your house directly.

Talk to your Doctor

Posted on: May 12th, 2014 by admin

Prescription compounding and retail is a rapidly growing component of many prescribers’ practices.

Ask your prescriber about personalized medicine, then get in touch with us. We are committed to providing high-quality compounded and retail medications in the proper dosage form and strength to fit your needs.

A compounding pharmacist can consult with your healthcare provider about ways to personalize a medication to meet your needs. Through the triad relationship of patient, physician and pharmacist, all three can work together to solve unique medical problems.