Compounding

Compounding

Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications.

In recent years, compounding has experienced a resurgence as modern technology and innovative techniques and research allow many healthcare providers to work with pharmacists to customize medications to provide patients the benefit of specifically tailored medication for their unique needs.

At Alwan Pharmacy, we have a database of over 7,000 formulas and are adding to that number every month. We are more than happy to work with you and your provider to find a formula or develop a new one to best suit your needs.

HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (HRT)

For women, we offer Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), Estriol (E3), Progesterone, DHEA, and testosterone in any combination to make a more personal and tailored dose for your needs.
For men, using proper monitoring and dosage adjustments, compounded testosterone formulations can control symptoms associated with Low-T in a safe manner.

ENDOCRINE DISORDERS (Thyroid)

Commercially available products are made using synthetic thyroid hormones as opposed to the T3 and T4 used in compounds that are natural thyroid hormones. Typically, a very exact dose is needed when dealing with thyroid gland dysfunction.

WEIGHT LOSS

We provide a variety of oral appetite suppressants and specific vitamin injections that help regulate appetite and release fat deposits in the body.

UROLOGY

An estimated 30 million Americans suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED). That number is considered generously low based on the stigma of ED. We offer a variety of oral medications, urethra gels, and injections to help combat the effects of this common issue.

OPHTHALMIC

Preparations are sterile, free from foreign particles, compounded specifically for instillation into the eye. Made in a clean room using a laminar flow isolator that meets or exceeds USP 797 standards.

SPORTS MEDICINE/CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT

Many oral medications for pain can be intolerable in the gastrointestinal system. Treating pain topically allows the medication to be absorbed directly into the skin at the site of application. When used topically the side effects associated with oral administration can often be avoided.

PEDIATRICS

Giving a child medicine can be as difficult as it is frustrating, for both the parent and the child. Whether it’s changing the flavor or turning a medication that’s not available in liquid form into a solution, suspension, or syrup, we love to help children get the medication they need in a suitable form for them.

VETERINARY

Just like humans, animals are all unique and their medication needs follow. Compounding your pet’s medication allows you to give your pet the exact dose it needs in a dosage form that works best for you. Whether it’s a chicken flavored suspension instead of a large pill or a dab of cream on the inner ear let us take the stress out of medicating your beloved pet.

MISCELLANEOUS

Occasionally a product becomes unavailable due to shortage or backorder. Often times we can order in (or already have) the bulk ingredients to make the product until it becomes available again.

This is just a sample of what we do at Alwan Pharmacy and Compounding Center. Please call us if you would like to discuss your compounding needs and how it can help you.