What Is a Prescription Compounding Pharmacy?
Compounding is the practice of preparing customized medications — a compounding pharmacy works closely with the prescriber and the patient to prepare alternate strengths, dosage forms and combinations that are tailored to an individual’s specific needs. Some people have trouble swallowing pills; others may experience unwanted side effects from commonly prescribed medications; and while the commercially available form of a certain drug may prove effective for most people, it leaves others in need of a better alternative.
That’s where a compounding pharmacy comes in.
Is Compounding Safe?
Compounding pharmacies have to meet strict production and quality control requirements as part of membership in a qualified accrediting organization. Gem Drugs in Reserve, Louisiana is a PCCA member pharmacy, meaning the active and non-active ingredients we use to compound prescriptions have been inspected and regulated. The Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) provides education, training, resources and support for independent compounding pharmacies throughout the United States. Our compounding lab features cutting-edge technology, including an on-site clean room. This allows our compounding pharmacists to prepare sterile and non-sterile compounds according to the prescriber’s exact specifications. Because compounded medications may avoid the unwanted side effects from commercially available drugs, compounding results in a more personalized form of treatment.
Compounding with Gem Drugs Pharmacy
How do we make it easier to get personalized medications from our compounding pharmacy? Louisiana residents and patients throughout the South can get customized prescription medications delivered right to their door. We ship locally to communities in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas, as well as to customers all across the region. Just call our Reserve, Louisiana location at 985-536-3957 to find out if we can ship to your area.
Talk to your prescriber about compounding today, or contact Gem Drugs compounding pharmacy in Louisiana for more information about customized prescription medications.