Compounding

Compounding in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Fairbanks Pharmacy in Rancho Santa Fe might be what you’re looking for if you’re after a “compounding pharmacy near me.” Compounding is creating a drug to meet a patient’s needs. This has to be done by a licensed pharmacist. At Fairbanks Pharmacy, you can rest assured that our pharmacists are licensed and have the required training for compounding.

Those looking for a compounding pharmacy in Rancho Santa Fe will be satisfied with the services we offer. Compounding isn’t easy, but it’s something that we’ve been doing for several years and have plenty of experience in.

Why Compounding Is Important

Compounding includes a variety of modifications. Sometimes it’s changing a drug from one form to another like from oral to creams or gels. It can also be used to adjust a drug’s dose or flavor. If a patient has an allergy to a drug component, compounding can be used to remove that component.

Those who can’t swallow pills come to us so we can compound their pills into another form that they can tolerate. Children and pets often need compounding to add a pleasant flavor to a drug. All of this involves coordination between the prescribing physician and us.

Availability of Compounding

There are thousands of pharmacies across the country, but not all of them are adept at compounding. The process requires specific equipment to alter and modify drugs. Sometimes a sterile field is needed if we’re working with a drug that’ll be injected into the body or used as eye drops.

Almost all pharmacists learn compounding during their training, but not all of them can do it later on. Those who haven’t done any compounding work in years and decades will not easily pick it back up again. For all of these reasons, searching for a compounding drug store near you might not yield as many results as you might think.

At Fairbanks Pharmacy, we provide a wide variety of services, and compounding is just one of them. We’ll explain how your medications will be modified by compounding and what to expect before we start working.

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