Find a compounding pharmacy near you
If there is not a compounding pharmacy in your immediate area, many can ship your prescriptions directly to your home. Use this tools to find a compounder who may be a little further away. Call the pharmacy and discuss your prescription with a pharmacist who will ensure your compounded medication can be safely shipped to you.
How to choose a compounder
There are some helpful conversations you can have when speaking with a compounding pharmacy.
Talk about quality standards.
Ask about compliance with USP compounding standards, whether they review of the Certificate of Analysis for compound ingredients, if their materials are sourced from FDA-registered facilities, whether they test for potency and/or sterility, and if they have accreditations like PCAB or ACHC.
Ask about the training of the compounding staff.
Listen for the mention of hands on training, written tests to check for understanding, periodic testing of compounded medications by a third-party lab, and special certificates, webinars or conference attendance.
Ask how your medication is compounded.
A great compounding pharmacist won’t hesitate to explain the process and ensure you feel comfortable with the medication they are making for you. If your medication is a sterile compound, such as an eye drop or injection, ask about sterility testing.
Ask about accreditation
The Accreditation Commission for Health Care offers a special accreditation for compounding pharmacies known as PCAB accreditation. The Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board assesses pharmacies for compliance and their commitment to continuous quality improvement. PCAB accreditation demonstrates a pharmacy’s commitment to meeting the highest industry standards.