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Should You Use a Compounding Pharmacy?

Compounding pharmacies specialize in creating custom-made medications for patients. These pharmacies are regulated by the FDA and must follow specific guidelines in order to ensure the safety and quality of their products.

Compounding pharmacies are a great place to get supplies for IV therapy

There are two types of compounding pharmacies: 503A and 503B.

503A compounding pharmacies prepare medications on an individual basis, using only FDA-approved ingredients. These pharmacies generally do not ship their products interstate, and they are not allowed to advertise to the general public.

503B compounding pharmacies are similar to 503A compounding pharmacies, but they are also allowed to ship their products interstate and advertise to the general public. In addition, 503B compounding pharmacies are allowed to mass produce some compounds for in-office use. Pharmacies with this designation must follow additional FDA guidelines, such as registering their products with the FDA and following Good Manufacturing Practices.

The cleanroom at a 503B Pharmacy

Both types of compounding pharmacies play an important role in providing patients with custom-made medications, but 503B Pharmacies have many advantages such as the ability to compound IM and IV nutrient therapy products for in-office use, without the need for an individual prescription.

Legere Pharmaceuticals partners with 503B compounding pharmacies to provide you with the highest quality compounded solutions for IM and IV administration. For more information on the compounds we provide, please click the link below: