Compounding

Custom Medications for You and Your Family

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Foer’s Pharmacy is a non-sterile and sterile compounding laboratory for human and veterinary customized medications. Our compounding laboratory reflects state-of-the-art technology where equipment is calibrated daily and certified bi-annually. Foer’s Pharmacy utilizes FDA-approved active ingredients, modern equipment, and supervision from specialized compounding pharmacists.

  • What Is Compounding?

  • How Can Compounding Help You?

  • Common Dosage Forms

  • Certification & Standards

  • Our Laboratory

What Is Compounding?

Compounding is the process of creating “custom” prescriptions. Simply put – compounding is the preparation of a customized medications to solve a problem and meet individual and unique doctor/patient needs. Certain conditions are best treated with medications that are not available in standard commercial formulations. In order to be profitable, drug manufacturers only mass produce medications in popular doses and dosage forms. Yet the best strength, flavor, or dosage form for YOU may not be available.

Compounding of medications means making prescriptions that meet your needs. With compounded medications, you will be provided the most effective treatment, delivered in the most appropriate and convenient dosage form. By partnering with you, we aim to enhance your treatment options and improve your results by customizing medications to meet your needs.

Each patient is unique – shouldn’t their medication be?

How Can Compounding Help You?

  • By customizing medication strengths
  • By solving dosing problems with individualized, patient specific dosing
  • By making medications that are dye-free, sugar-free, alcohol-free, preservative-free, lactose-free and/or gluten-free
  • By making medications where there is a manufacturing shortage
  • By making medications that may no longer be available
  • By adding flavors to help ‘make the medicine go down’ easier
  • By making a pet’s medication easier to administer

Any one of these compounding services can help with medication administration and compliance.

Common Dosage Forms

Customized dosage forms that we currently compound for patients include:

  • Capsules;
  • Creams, gels, lotions & ointments;
  • Transdermal creams & gels;
  • Nasal, topical, and oral sprays;
  • Oral solutions & suspensions;
  • Suppositories & rectal rockets;
  • Troches & lozenges;
  • Sterile injections;
  • Animal treats

If you do not see a dosage form that is needed for your patient, simply ask!

Certification & Standards

Foer’s Pharmacy is a proud member of the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) and the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP). Our specialty compounding pharmacists and technicians are trained through PCCA. In addition, Foer’s Pharmacy relies on third-party testing through Eagle Analytical Services.

Foer’s Pharmacy recognizes the importance of adherence to nationally-accepted standards. All prescriptions are compounded in compliance with established policies, procedures and industry standards, including the District of Columbia and Maryland Board of Pharmacy, FDA, OSHA, and USP. We comply with USP Chapter 795 (Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations) and USP Chapter 797 (Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations) which establish practice standards and outline the responsibility of the compounder, selection and appropriate sources of ingredients, quality control, and considerations regarding the stability of compounded preparations.

Foer’s Pharmacy has strict guidelines for preparation of compounded prescriptions to assure quality and uniformity. Final preparations are examined to provide continuity of quality from batch to batch. Pharmacists track each compounded prescription to determine when and by whom it was prepared, and the lots of chemicals used. Preparations are randomly sent to Eagle Analytical Services to ensure quality of non-sterile and sterile compounds. Sterile compounds are sent to Eagle Analytical Services as needed for endotoxin, potency, and sterility. Sterile compounding equipment is independently certified on a bi-annual basis, and all sterile compounding personnel are certified in aseptic technique.