What is Compounding?

Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are made based on a practitioners prescription in which individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient's specific needs.

DO COMPOUNDED MEDICATIONS REQUIRE FDA APPROVAL?

The FDA approval process is intended for mass-produced drugs made by manufacturers. Because compounded medications are personalized for individual patients, the federal government has approved the use of compounded medications for those individuals who have received a prescription for that specific compounded medication.

PCCA PROVIDES:

  • High-quality fine chemicals and compounding laboratory equipment.
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited training and education for pharmacists and prescribers.
  • A comprehensive staff of experienced consultant pharmacists, pharmaceutical chemists, and training personnel ready to serve their technical support needs.
  • A database of more than 8,000 proprietary formulas that have been pre-tested with PCCA's fine chemicals and are continuously reviewed and updated.
  • Unparalleled quality control and quality assurance for all products.

What is PCCA?

PCCA has been an industry leader as the compounding profession has continued to flourish and advance, playing a vital role in the lives of patients, healthcare providers, and pharmacists alike.

As a distributor and repackager of both Active and Non-Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients for pharmacy compounding, PCCA is registered and inspected by the FDA and DEA. The company is licensed in the state of Texas and all other states where licensure is required.

A compounding pharmacist's mission is to serve patients with medications tailored specifically for them, those who for one reason or another have not been served by commercially available medications. In the same spirit, PCCA exists to help our member pharmacies successfully practice the art and science of pharmacy compounding through a variety of products and services designed especially for their practices.

  • Why not give them special care?

    As a pet owner, you want your pet to receive the highest-quality veterinary care. You want them to have treatment as sophisticated and compassionate as you might receive yourself. You're not alone. Today's veterinarians realize that pet owners are very knowledgeable, and expect a more advanced level of care.

    Why should you consider compounding as a solution for your pet's medical problems? That can be answered with another question: How hard is it to get your cat to swallow a pill?

  • Solving Dosage Problems

    Just like their owners, animals are individual and unique. They come in different shapes and sizes, and may be sensitive to ingredients like lactose. As a result, not all commercially available medicines are appropriate for every pet. That's where compounding is especially helpful. In this situation, your veterinarian can prescribe a flavored liquid, treat, or other dosage form with the amount of medication that is exactly right for your pet's size and condition