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What is pharmacy compounding

pharmacy compounding

Pharmaceutical compounding allows for your medical provider to offer specialized treatment. At Emerald Coast Compounding Pharmacy (ECCP) we can formulate your prescriptions to meet your individual needs. A wide variety of commercially available products can be made into a dosage form that suits your specific needs, allowing for better absorption by your body, and minimizing side effects. Drugs that have been discontinued can still be compounded. A current example is the discontinuation of Midrin, used for headaches. This formulation and many others can currently be compounded at Emerald Coast Compounding Pharmacy.

“The word pharmacy comes from the ancient Greek word, pharmakon, meaning drug or remedy.

The use of drugs for healing is as old as civilization. There is an extensive history on the origin of pharmacy. The Egyptians created, Ebers paprus, (1500 B.C) a collection of recipes’ for natural medicinal agents that Egyptians used for centuries. The Greek physician, Galen (130-200 A.D) is considered to be the “father of pharmacy,” for he created a systematic classification of drugs. The Renaissance (1350-1650 A.D) was the rise of Alchemy. In the seventeenth century, publishing works of science, led to the advances in pharmacy.

Up to the nineteenth century, it was common for the pharmacists to also be your physician, mixologist, and dispensary. In 1820 the United States developed its own Pharmacopeia of Drugs Standards (USP).

In today’s society, billion dollar pharmaceutical companies mass produce drugs. Retail pharmacy chains are on every corner and in every major grocery store. Pharmaceutical companies have done amazing work on patenting lifesaving drugs that many people need, like the flu vacation. However, the lack of personalized care has diminished and many people do not even know their retail pharmacist.

At Emerald Coast Compounding Pharmacy (ECCP) we strive to develop a comprehensive plan to improve each patient’s overall health and quality of life. We strongly believe that patient care should be a triage between Patient, Physician and Pharmacist. Bringing back the origins of pharmacy, getting to know our clients, and being a part of this community is truly enjoyable. We look forward to meeting every patient and taking care of their pharmaceutical compounding needs.

Emerald Coast Compounding Pharmacy’s
General Prescription Compounding Areas:

  • Anti-Aging
  • Bio-identical Hormones Replacement Therapy
  • Dental
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infertility
  • Men’s and Women’s Health
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric
  • Podiatry
  • Sports Medicine
  • Veterinary
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