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How do we compound at Homestead Community Pharmacy?

Compounding allows us to create custom medications specifically for you. Examples include dye-free, preservative-free, alcohol-free, and/or sugar-free forms of medications. To learn more about our ability to customize your meds, contact us today at 305-245-1800.

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What is Compounding?

Compounding provides an innovative way for pharmacists to customize medications according to the patients’ needs. The art of compounding utilizes modern medicine while still upholding the pharmacy profession’s roots.

The U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) defines compounding as the “preparation, mixing, assembling, altering, packaging, and labeling of a drug, drug-delivery device, or device by a licensed practitioner’s prescription, medication order, or initiative based on the practitioner/patient/pharmacist/compounder relationship in the course of professional practice.”

From such a definition, one can deduce that compounding pharmacies can produce unique dosage forms based on patient preferences or restrictions like dye-free, preservative-free, alcohol-free, or sugar-free forms of medications. Many of these medications are specialized pharmaceutical combinations or compounded in a form that is not commercially available.

How do we compounding in HCP?

Compounding is the most central aspect of pharmacy practice. Our pharmacists devote their time and energy to making a wide range of formulations. It may include but is not limited to ointments, gels, syrups, suspensions, suppositories, capsules, and other forms that make medication more manageable, extensive, and highly effective.

Furthermore, compounding pharmacies in HCP communicate with your doctors to ensure that you obtain the proper medication for your specific health needs. Compounded medications are generally safe and effective for most patients who have discussed with their doctors their health condition and the benefits of a compounded medication.

HCP only requires a valid patient-specific prescription for a medication to be compounded and dispensed for your convenience.

Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

Durable Medical Equipment is a device that helps you complete your daily activities. DME can increase safety while reducing the need for caregiver help for people with disabilities. It can significantly improve a person’s overall quality of life by boosting their functional mobility and daily living activities.

Here in HCP, we offer a large-scale variety of medical equipment and supplies. Our medical equipment may include, but is not limited to:

Equipment to assist walking such as canes and walkers
Bathroom equipment such as benches

Retail pharmacy

Aside from compounding and DME, HCP also offers a wide variety of Over-the-Counter, Prescription Drug Medicines, and even Cosmetics and Household Products. With our principle in doing business, we do it in a simple, fast, and easy way. We fill prescriptions in as little as 15 minutes but at the same time, we can assure you that it is of great quality for we value integrity above all else.

We also offer FREE DELIVERY to the nearby Homestead areas. Contact us for more details on how to schedule your free delivery.

Here is the list of what we offer in HCP – Retail Pharmacy.


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