At Dalcoma Specialty Pharmacy we understand that each patient presents unique and individualized health concerns with specific needs. Pharmacy compounding helps address these needs through customization of medication. Through the science of compounding we are able to fulfill a need of a patient that commercialized medication sometimes cannot. We will work with you and your physician to come up with therapy that best suits your individual requirements. A licensed physician has the right to provide you with a prescription based upon his/her knowledge of your health and his/her professional judgment. Depending upon your medical need, the drug that is prescribed for you may be one of two types: a commercially available drug or a compounded medication.
We provide all non-sterile compounding for humans and animals. This includes hazardous products (such as anti-cancer agents and hormones) and controlled substances.
Commercially available vs Compounded medications
Commercially available medications are Manufactured by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspected firm that is compliant with Current Good Manufacturing Practices enforced by the FDA. Available by prescription and are usually obtained at retail pharmacies. Reviewed and approved by the FDA for safety and efficacy. Additionally, commercially available drugs are approved for one or more indications.
Compounded Medications are prepared by pharmacies that operate under state law, United States Pharmacopeia (USP) requirements and USP Good Compounding Guidelines. Available by prescription only from pharmacies that are equipped to compound medications. Not reviewed by the FDA or State Boards of Pharmacy for safety and efficacy. The risks and benefits of compounded medications are not established by the FDA or by compounding pharmacies. Your physician will determine if you need a commercially available drug or compounded medication.