Our compounding pharmacy in Los Angeles, California serves physicians and patients with customized formulations made with high-quality ingredients. We ship medications directly to patients in the LA area and can often provide overnight delivery. Doctors and healthcare providers of all specialties consult with our pharmacy on compound formulations for their patients.
We work with doctors to develop treatments that are customized to each individual patient’s needs. Many patients have difficulties with commercially available medications because of ingredient sensitivities and allergies, an inability to use a particular administration method, or the taste of the medication. Commercially available products can contain fillers, preservatives, and sweeteners that are undesirable to some patients. At our compounding pharmacy in Los Angeles, we can make medications gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free and more to meet individual patient sensitivities.
Discontinued and Unavailable Medications
There are some medications that have been discontinued and are no longer available commercially. When a medication is discontinued it can often be obtained from a compounding pharmacy. There are other situations where a drug can be made at a different dose than is commercially available. For example, naltrexone is available commercially in a dose of 50mg to treat opioid and alcohol addiction. At much lower doses it is used to treat a variety of conditions including Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and autism. At the lower doses uses to treat these conditions (between 0.5-4.5mg) it is called “low-dose naltrexone” and can only be obtained from a compounding pharmacy.
Combinations of effective ingredients can be combined into one formulation. A pain rub used to treat arthritis can include pain relief medication, topical anesthetic, and counterirritants together in one. Dermatologist we work with in Los Angeles frequently request a cream for treating hyperpigmentation that contains hydroquinone along with other lightening and skin rejuvenating ingredients. The hydroquinone is often prescribed at a higher strength (6-10%) than is available in commercial products.
Innovative Delivery Methods
Innovative delivery methods can be used for medications compounded by our pharmacy. For patients who have difficulty swallow pills there are creams, gels, and sprays that may make taking a medication easier. Finding the right delivery method can be essential to ensure patient compliance with a prescribed treatment.
An Accredited Pharmacy in Los Angeles, California
Woodland Hills Pharmacy in Los Angeles, California is UCAP accredited and Focus Script certified. The United Compounding Credentialing Accreditation (UCAP) program is an accreditation program established by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy that holds pharmacies to high standards for compounding and business practices. In addition, our pharmacy is a proud member of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (ICAP) and the California Pharmacists Association.
When the USP-800 standard was made public, some pharmacies struggled to meet the requirements. For some of these pharmacies it led to disruptions in service for doctors and patients. At Woodland Hills Pharmacy, we updated are facility in Los Angeles to meet the requirements of the new standard. Meeting USP-800 ensures that the medications we compound are of the highest quality and that our employees have the safest working conditions.
Areas Woodland Hills Pharmacy Serves
Although Woodland Hills Pharmacy works with many doctors and patients in the Los Angeles area, we also ship throughout California and much of the United States. To speak to one of our experienced pharmacists, technicians, or representatives call us today at (855) 876-3060.