The practice of individualizing or customizing medication is called “compounding”. Here at Richard’s Pharmacy we are proud to provide customization of medication. We are specially schooled in the art of compounding and can tailor medications to a patient’s unique needs. As part of our quality control, we test the purity of our custom compounds and are proud to report outstanding results! You can rest assured your custom compound is EXACTLY what your physician ordered.
Studies show that 80% of commercially manufactured medications do not have pediatric dosage forms or do not completely meet the medical needs of the patient. Thus, compounding can substantially improve patient compliance by allowing the physician to prescribe a custom-tailored medication plan to meet their patient’s needs.
Making customized medication starts with specialty training and education from accredited institutions. We can access thousands of FDA approved chemicals for the purpose of extemporaneous compounding. We also have access to countless tested formulas, educated consultants, and quality equipment to properly compound your customized medication.
As most parents are well aware, taking care of a sick child can be quite a challenge. The fact that children commonly dislike taking medication only complicates the management of your child’s care. Some of these difficulties can be removed by the creative approach we take to pediatric medication administration.
The pediatric population often requires customized medications because of the unique needs of a child – needs that are not met for many reasons by commercially available products. Pharmacy compounding conveniently fills in the gaps that are left open by the pharmaceutical industry.
A medication’s taste or color can sometimes be offensive to a child’s senses; it can be too salty, naturally bitter, or sour. We have an armory of flavors and innovative resources to make even the most disagreeable medications tolerable and often enjoyable to take.
Children are not able to swallow tablets or capsules until they reach a certain age. They may also require a particular strength of a drug because of their age or weight. Some medications are commercially available in specific dosage forms and strengths that are not suitable for your child leaving you without options. Some of these drugs that children need can be prepared in several different dosage forms and various strengths that will work. Some of the possible dosage forms that your child will enjoy are flavored liquids, lollipops, and gummy treats.
Does your child have an allergy or certain dietary restrictions? A sugar free medication, dye-free medication, or medication free of inactive ingredients can be especially prepared for your child by means of pharmacy compounding. Our pharmacists are eager to work with you and your child’s physician to formulate the most suitable medication for your child. Allow us to bare some of your burden.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement is a natural way to treat menopausal, premenopausal or PMS symptoms. We also specialize in men’s hormones. Bio-identical hormones are exact copies of the hormones your body naturally produces.
As a compounding pharmacy, Richard’s Pharmacy knows that one size does not fit all when it comes to health, especially women’s health. Changes in your natural hormone levels can cause uncomfortable symptoms during menopause, premenopause and PMS. Correcting this hormone imbalance with the exact same hormones is a great way to help you feel your best.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance Include:
Bio-identical hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA) are derived from a soy or yam base and compounded based on your individual needs.
Because every woman is different, Richard’s Pharmacy will work closely with you and your prescriber to customize a therapy that’s right for you.
Consultations are provided at the request of your practitioner and may include an assessment and evaluation of any serum/saliva test results, symptoms, past medical history, and family history.
Recommendations may include hormones, nutritional supplements, diet and lifestyle changes.