What Is Compounding
OUR COMMITMENT TO QUALITY
ITC Pharmacy is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality preparations available. As a member of the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA), we can ensure our customers we use only the highest quality active and non-active ingredients, in their purest form available in our compounded medications. PCCA is registered and inspected by the FDA and DEA. Their dedicated Quality Control Lab performs as many as nine qualitative analyses on each chemical lot, and reviews the results and specifications of the Certificate of Analysis. PCCA’s Quality Control department is exhaustively devoted to assuring the quality of the chemicals received, repackaged, and sold to their members.
With the latest equipment, not found in most pharmacies, ITC Pharmacy can precisely compound each medication to the prescriber’s exact specifications. We utilize a patent pending compounding process for insuring accurate compounding dosage.
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Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing specially trained professionals to prepare customized medications to meet each patient’s specific needs. Compounding is fundamental to the profession of pharmacy and was a standard means of providing prescription medications before drugs began to be produced in mass quantities by pharmaceutical manufacturers. The demand for professional compounding has increased as healthcare professionals and patients realize that commercially available medications do not meet the needs of many patients, and that these patients may have a better response to a customized dosage form that is “just what the doctor ordered.”
Our compounding professionals can prepare:
- Unique dosage forms containing the best dose of medication for each individual.
- Medications free of problem-causing excipients such as sugar, lactose, dyes, alcohol, gluten, or preservatives.
- Combinations of various compatible medications into a single dosage form for easier administration and improved compliance.
- Medications that are not commercially available.
When deciding on a treatment protocol, prescribers do not need to be constrained by the limited selection of strengths and dosage forms that are commercially available. Numerous factors, such as stability and shelf life, can limit the practicality of manufactured drugs that require special storage. It would be virtually impossible for a pharmaceutical company to manufacture medications in the precise dose and dosage form that would be best for every patient.
The compounding pharmacists’ armamentarium consists of every medication that is approved for use and meets governmental regulations, many novel administration devices, and any dosage form that can be imagined. Our compounding professionals can literally create the “best” medication for each patient, which can be administered by the most appropriate route to treat a specific problem.
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