How Specialty Compounding Services Work
Bayview Pharmacy is Rhode Island's largest compounding pharmacy, providing specialty compounding services for almost every medical specialty. We compound medications for patients who have difficulty taking traditional oral medication forms, as well as those who require unique dosing requirements.
Our compounding pharmacy works with patients and physicians to create custom medication solutions that go beyond what is available commercially and can create a medication for you based on your doctor’s prescription and your unique preferences.
Compounding Medications are typically made for:
- Dermatology Conditions
- Pain Management
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Podiatry Needs
- Wounds & Scars
- Digestive System Issues
- And More...
An individual might want a prescription compounded to have it be more effective for their specific condition or due to a variety of other factors.
How Compounding Pharmacists Customize Medication
How It's Done
Compounding pharmacists are trained to mix active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) to create unique medications according to a doctor’s prescription. The compounding process is similar to compounding ingredients in cooking, where you measure, weigh and mix together different ingredients to create a new dish.
In compounding, the pharmacist will calculate how much of each API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) is needed and then weigh and mix them together. They will also add fillers, binders, and flavorings as needed. The compounding process is carried out in a clean room environment to ensure that the finished product is free of contaminants. Once the compounding process is complete, the medication can be given to the patient as a pill, capsule, liquid, cream, or even an injection.
Compounded medications are often used when patients are allergic to certain ingredients in commercially available medications or when they require a higher or lower dose than what is available commercially. When done correctly, compounding pharmacy services can provide patients with customized medications that meet their specific needs.
Example Formulations A Licensed Pharmacist Can Make
- Different strengths or dosages for medications
- Flavoring, personalized to your preference (pets too!)
- Removal of a certain ingredient or ingredients due to an allergy
- Creating discontinued drugs
- Combining multiple medications into one for ease of use
- Alternate formulations of a specific medication, such as Rapid Dissolve Tablets
Common Types of Compounded Medication Forms
There are many different oral forms that compounding pharmacists and technicians can compound for you. These are:
Pills and Capsules
These are the most common oral form of medication. Pills can be made in different shapes and sizes, and capsules can be made to hold powders, liquids, or even pellets.
Liquids are often used for patients who have difficulty swallowing pills or need a higher dose.
Troches are medicated lozenges that dissolve in the mouth. They are often used to treat conditions of the mouth and throat.
Gels, Creams, Lotions, or Ointments
Gels, creams, lotions, and ointments are topical medications applied to the skin. They often treat conditions such as acne, melasma, HRT, and more.
Mouthwashes and Gargles
Mouthwashes and gargles are used to treat conditions of the mouth and throat. They can be made with different flavors, colors, and strengths.
Suppositories are medications inserted into the body through the rectum, vagina, or urethra. They are often used to treat constipation, hemorrhoids, and pain.
Sterile injections are medications that are injected into the body through a needle. They are often used to treat Erectile Dysfunction. All sterile products are compounded inside our state-of-the-art walk-in sterile laboratory by our Owner, Ryan Dyer RPh.
Compounding is not just for humans! Our pharmacists can also compound medications for your pets. We understand that your pets are part of the family, and we want to make sure they get
Specialty Veterinary Compounded Medications
Your veterinarian may prescribe a compounded medication for your pet if a commercially available product does not meet your pet’s needs. Compounded medications can be made in many different forms, such as liquids, topical gels, and flavored chews.
This makes it much easier to give a needed medication to a furry friend instead of trying to hide it inside a piece of cheese or in their pet food.
We've partnered with dozens of veterinary clinics and specialists to provide compounding services and the compounded drugs their pets need to feel their best. The unique needs of family pets often get overlooked by large scale drug manufacturers, but compounding pharmacies focus on both the treatment and quality standards that come with being community pharmacies.
Access to Complex Compounding Services
We work with patients, doctors, and veterinarians to provide the highest quality drug compounding at an affordable price, including discounted shipping with the Auto-Refill program.
Benefits of Using Compounding Services
There are many benefits of using customized compounding services. These include:
- Many more treatment options
- Help reduce side effects
- Alternate dosage forms
- Provide drugs that are no longer available
Strict Guidelines and Adherence
Compounding pharmacies must follow strict and rigorous state and federal laws when making compounded products. Compliance with regulations set forth by the state boards of pharmacy and federal law by the FDA ensures that a fungal meningitis outbreak will not happen again, such as at the New England Compounding Center.
Our licensed pharmacists and pharmacy technicians follow very strict guidelines from the state board of pharmacy and state law to ensure all pharmaceutical compounding of hazardous drugs, controlled substances, and other medicines are to the highest standard for yourself and your pets.
Our Patients Come First
Bayview Pharmacy is here for all of your pharmaceutical compounding needs, as well as every other aspect of your health journey. We don't just want to be like your big-box retail chain on the corner. We want to help your journey to a happier and healthier life.
We know that no two people are alike, so we ensure our services are tailored to meet your unique needs. That's why we offer compound services for humans and pets alike.
Whether you're coming in for a quick prescription or want to sit down and talk about your options, our pharmacists are here for you. We'll work with you to find the best possible solution for your needs.
How We're Different
We are very different from other compounding pharmacies across the United States. Instead of just filling a prescription given by a doctor for a certain compounded drug, we want to go the extra mile. We offer compounding pharmacy services that meet the individual needs of each patient and go the extra mile to ensure your new treatment plan will be successful.
Bayview Pharmacy currently serves patients and physicians in multiple states throughout New England, and we are expanding to other states very soon. We are an independently owned compounding pharmacy that provides the best possible service and medication for our patients. Unlike the large chain pharmacies, we know our patients by name and face, not just by their prescription number.