Frequently Asked Questions
What is a compounding pharmacy?
A compounding pharmacy can create customized dosages and dosage forms to meet your unique needs.
Are compounding pharmacies safe?
Compounding pharmacies must adhere to strict regulations to ensure safe and quality products. Practices are guided by the standards established by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), as well as federal, state, and local regulations.
What regulations must a compounding pharmacy adhere to?
Patient safety is of the utmost importance at Granger Pharmacy. To ensure your safety, a sterile compounding pharmacy must adhere to United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards for best practices and maintaining a clean environment. All products created must meet or exceed federal, state, and local regulations.
What is the difference between sterile and non-sterile compounds?
Injections, infusions, or applications to the eye.
These medications must be prepared in a “cleanroom” by appropriately trained personnel to ensure a germ-free product.
Solutions, suspensions, ointments, creams, powders, suppositories, capsules, and tablets.
These medications do not require a “cleanroom”, but still need to be prepared properly to ensure a stable and uniform product is made.
Would a compounded medication be appropriate for me?
If you experience trouble swallowing, require faster response to medications, or have allergies to some of the inactive ingredients, a compounded medication may be right. As always, speak with your healthcare professional before starting any new medications.
How can I obtain a compounded medication?
All compounded medications require a prescription from your licensed healthcare provider.
Do compounding pharmacists receive special training?
All pharmacists employed by Granger Pharmacy have received at least a Doctorate in Pharmacy and may receive additional specialized training. These individuals can be credentialed as a Board Certified Sterile Compounding Pharmacist (BCSCP). As a result, these pharmacists have the knowledge to “ensure quality patient care, improve therapeutic outcomes, and assure safety”.
For more information, visit: Board of Pharmacy Specialties – Compounded Sterile Preparations
How do I receive my medications?
All medications will be sent directly to your door via courier or mail delivery. The choice of service will depend on your needs as well as the medication itself.