About Compounding


About Compounding

Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are "made from scratch" - individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required for 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.

Our pharmacists are trained, PCCA members who personalize medicine for patients who need specific:

  • Strengths
  • Dosage Forms
  • Flavors
  • Ingredients excluded from medications due to allergies or other sensitivities

Countless therapeutic possibilities exist when medications can be customized to meet the unique needs of a specific patient. Our compounding pharmacy solves patient medication problems by using the finest ingredients to formulate medications in the optimal strength and dosage form for each patient.

When a patient has a resistant or unique problem and commercially manufactured dosage forms do not precisely meet his or her specific needs, or if a drug is unpalatable or side effects of commercially available medications are unacceptable, contact our compounding professionals. We can change the dosage form or route of administration to improve acceptance, simplify administration, or decrease side effects – all of which can enhance compliance to medication protocols and improve therapeutic outcomes.

Are Compounded Medications FDA Approved?

The FDA approval process is intended for mass-produced drugs made by manufacturers. Because compounded medications are personalized for individual patients, it is not possible for each formulation to go through the FDA's drug approval process, which takes years to complete and is prohibitively expensive, often costing hundreds of millions of dollars.

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.Our compounding pharmacist's mission is to serve patients with medications tailored specifically for them. In the same spirit, PCCA exists to help their member pharmacies successfully practice the art and science of pharmacy compounding through a variety of products and services designed especially for their practices.