We are a compounding pharmacy in Houston Texas to serve your needs. Patients need compounding medications for a number of reasons. For example, our pharmacy compounds medications in order to remove an allergen when a person is allergic to a component of the medication. Children can benefit from compounded medications in order to alter the dosage of a medication to be smaller and easier for the parent to administer. We can often compound a medication which only comes in a pill form into a liquid for a pediatric patient or a patient that is unable to swallow pills.
Reasons to choose Aapex for your compounding pharmacy needs
- Fast, free delivery
- Non-sterile compounding
- Customized prescriptions
- Combine multiple medications into one pill or liquid
- Avoidance of dyes
- Unique dosing
- Prescriptions tailored to the patient’s needs
A: Simply put, compounding medications is changing a feature of the medication. It may be changing the dosage of the medication or adding a flavoring in order to make it easier for the patient to take. It may also be changing the form of the medication from a pill to a liquid or from a liquid to a topical cream.
Examples of compounding include
- Mixing two medications into the same liquid or pill
- Creating an oral suspension (liquid) from crushed tablets
- Flavoring a commercially available drug
A: Compounding is necessary when there is no product available that is medically appropriate to treat the patient. The decision to use a compounded preparation must be medically necessary and thus made within the confines of provider/physician-patient relationship. For example, a physician may request medications compounded into a flavored liquid more easily swallowed by the patient when he or she cannot swallow pills.
A: No, they are not the same. A generic drug is non-proprietary-name version of a drug. It is a drug sold without a brand name, such as acetaminophen, which is a pain reliever. Anyone can use such ingredients in order it to produce desired drugs. It is generic if it is marketed without any brand name. If it is sold by its proprietary name, it is a brand-name drug. It is most important that the ingredients are there to address the patient’s needs.
A: No. Only a physician can prescribe a compounded medication per federal and state guidelines in order to offer utmost safety.
A: Please fill out the inquiry form so we can review your needs. The Aapex team is happy to look into your request and get back with you regarding its availability.