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    Facts About Compounding Pharmacies

    What are Compounded Medications?

    Compounded medications are prescriptions that are written by a physician, veterinarian or other legally authorized prescriber and prepared for an individual patient. They are not commercially available; rather, they are prepared by a pharmacist to meet an individual’s unique needs as determined by the prescriber.

    Compounded Medications are Necessary for a Variety of Reasons.

     Examples include:

    • When a child needs a dose smaller than the manufactured dose.
    • When a patient cannot tolerate an inactive ingredient in a manufactured medicine.
    • When a doctor believes a medicine is needed for his or her patient, but a manufacturer has discontinued the medicine for economic reasons.

    The AMEX Pharmacy Clean Room

    AmEx Pharmacy is a state‐of‐the‐art, PCAB Accredited, USP <797> sterile certified pharmacy offering custom‐made prescription medications, which are prepared under a Class 100, Laminar Flow Hood, in a Class 10,000 clean room.

    With strict USP 797‐guidelines for sterile compounding being made into law, it’s more important than ever for physicians to choose a sterile compounding pharmacy they can trust with their practice’s integrity as well as their patients’ safety. All sterile compounding is performed by certified personnel who are trained in sterile compounding and re-certified every 6 months. A pharmacist certified in sterile compounding oversees the entire process and is responsible for ensuring that every aspect of sterile compounding, from the proper storage of the medication, to approving of the finished product, is done according to aseptic protocol.

    Sterility testing is performed per USP <797> requirements. All testing is documented and maintained on file, which offers the physician confidence in the quality of our sterile preparations.

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