Our Compounding Center is a professional compounding pharmacy helping doctors and patients with customized prescription medications. Compounded prescriptions are ideal for any patient requiring unique dosages and/or delivery devices, which can take the form of solutions, suppositories, sprays, oral rinses, lollipops and even as transdermal sticks. Juro's Compounding Center provides solutions to needs not easily met by commercial products.
Compounded applications can include:
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement:
It’s your body…why not give yourself the option of a customized, bio-identical hormone therapy?
Hormone Replacement Therapy is often used to treat symptoms of menopause. Typical symptoms of menopause may include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, low libido, weight gain, irritability, moodiness, and sleep disturbances. A woman who has experienced endometriosis, PMS, weight gain, low libido or fibrocystic breasts may also have need for hormone replacement therapy.
Women have traditionally used synthetic estrogen therapy to treat menopausal symptoms and to help protect against osteoporosis. Another option for women needing hormone therapy may be the use of bio-identical hormones rather than synthetic ones. Juro’s Compounding Center can meet the needs of peri-menopausal and menopausal women through the use of plant-derived hormones that are biologically identical to those naturally occurring in women.
No two women are alike. A benefit of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is that is can be adapted to fit your individual body and hormone levels. In fact, hormones can be made in a variety of strengths and dosage forms including capsules, topical creams and gels, suppositories and sublingual troches or lozenges.
To find out more about Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, contact us.
You love your pets…why not give them customized care?
As any pet owner is well aware, animals may be extremely difficult to treat with medications. Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow a pill, and will usually eat right around one disguised in food. Dosages can be very tricky with dogs. For example, a medication that works for an 80-pound Golden Retriever is far too much for a six-pound Yorkie to handle.
… making medication a treat for your pet.
The pet that refuses to take medication because of the taste is often a prime opportunity for compounding. Cats don’t like pills, but they do like tuna. By working closely with your veterinarian, a compounding pharmacist can prepare medicines into easy –to–give flavored dosage forms that animals devour, whether your pet is a cat, dog, ferret, bird, or snake.
Solving Dosage Problems
…a caring veterinarian working closely with a compounding pharmacist can result in the improved health and happiness of your pet.
Just like their owners, animals are individual and unique. That’s why you love them. They come in different shapes and sizes, and as a result, not all commercially available medicines are appropriate for your pet. Commercial medicine often comes in large tablets or capsules of 100mg or more. But a small kitten may need a dose of only 15 mg. That’s where compounding is especially helpful. In this situation, your veterinarian can prescribe a tuna-flavored suspension compounded with an amount of medication that is exactly right for your pet’s size and condition.
Commercially Unavailable Medicine
…as a pet owner, you want your pet to receive the highest quality of veterinary care.
From time to time, a manufacturer will discontinue a medication used in veterinary applications. When that medication has worked well for animals, a compounding pharmacist can prepare a prescription for the discontinued product at a dosage strength form appropriate for that pet’s specific needs.
To find out more about Veterinary Compounding, contact us.
Chronic Pain Management
Pain can lock you out of life…but it doesn’t have to.
Struggling through chronic pain problems like arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, and nerve and muscle pain does not have to be a daily activity. Every individual is unique, and the types of pain experienced can be equally diverse. By working with a compounding pharmacist, your physician can prescribe treatments tailored specifically for your pain management needs. Compounding is effective in providing relief with potentially fewer side effects and less overall medication.
Many commonly prescribed pain relief medications help the symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, but they can also result in stomach irritation and other unwanted side effects. Compounding can provide alternate methods of delivery by combining the ingredients of traditional oral pain medications in a topical gel, cream or spray form that can be applied directly to the site of the pain. For migraine sufferers, pain medication may be administered through nasal sprays or flavored troches or lozenges. These dosage forms bypass the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, providing optimal results with less GI irritation.
…everyone experiences some sort of pain in their lives.
Often, fibromyalgia patients are placed on a variety of medications to take care of all the symptoms associated with the disease. On many occasions, these multiple products can be eliminated by a specially prepared compound that combines several medications into a single topical gel, ready to be applied directly to the affected areas.
…the relief of pain can be customized to your specific needs.
Because patients vary in size, symptoms and pain tolerance, commercially available medications often do not provide appropriate dosage strength. Through compounding, a physician and pharmacist can customize a medication to the exact amount needed by the patient.
To find out more about Chronic Pain Management, contact us.
Sports Medicine Compounding
…running backs for pro football teams rely upon topical compounds to help them recover from game aches.
The secret they use to get back in the game is pharmaceutical compounding and it’s available to everyone, -not just the pros. Whether you’re a professional who gets paid to play through pain, a high school player recovering from a team sport injury, or a weekend warrior trying to ease muscle pain during the work week, compounding can provide huge benefits for every kind of athlete. Pharmacists, working closely with both the athletic patient and a physician or trainer, can prepare customized dosage strengths, potency and delivery systems unique to you.
Unique Dosage Forms
…make sure your active, healthy lifestyle…stays that way.
Another important benefit is the compounding pharmacist’s ability to alter the delivery system of medications. Capsules and tablets taken orally must pass through a patient’s digestive tract before making their way into the system. For anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxants and other medications, this can result in lessened potency and some gastrointestinal side effects. A compounding pharmacist can prepare custom topical creams, transdermal gels or solutions that are not otherwise available. Athletes of every type can benefit from compounding. Swimmers can receive treatment for swimmer’s ear and fungal problems. Bowlers need relief from stresses on wrist, fingers or joints and lower arms. Joggers and walkers deal with swelling and muscle pain. Almost any repetitive sport, including golf, tennis and softball, can lead to chronic injuries resulting from overuse.
To find out more about Sports Medicine Compounding, contact us.
…Making the dentist’s chair much more comfortable.
Working closely with a Juro’s compounding pharmacist, a dental practitioner can prescribe medications for procedural anxiety, pain relief, crown preparations, dry socket treatments, fluoride treatments, gum disease, plaque removal, ulcers, canker sores and even tooth whitening.
Unique Dosage Forms
…compassionate care without anxiety
Some patients don’t always respond to standard medications. Some nauseated patients who cannot swallow a pill may receive medicine transdermally through a gel rubbed into the skin. Patients who suffer from needle anxiety may receive a topical anesthetic to allow for painless dental injection. Other commercially unavailable dosage forms include liquids, pastes, lozenges or even lollipops.
One obvious challenge with dental related medications is the involvement of the taste buds. Some dental rinses, solutions and gels can be less than tasteful. A compounding pharmacist can help the medicine taste better without changing its vital properties and performance. For instance, a bitter analgesic can be enhanced with chocolate flavor to make it taste better. A tooth-bleaching solution would be easier to use if it tasted like peppermint cream. And children will be glad to take a topical oral anesthetic if it’s delivered through a cherry-flavored lollipop.
- Topical anesthetics
- Bleaching gels
- Dry socket mixtures
- Plaque removal solutions
- Oral rinses
- Gels (oral, topical)
- Mouthwashes and rinses
- Oral & topical sprays
To find out more about Dental Compounding, contact us.
…kids are made for having fun, not for taking medicine.
Children are especially suited for custom compounded prescriptions, as commercially manufactured drug forms are often not the best solutions for kids. Working closely with a Juro’s compounding pharmacists, your child’s pediatrician can prescribe medications for pain relief, respiratory disorders, oral thrush, diabetes, head lice, diaper rash, skin disorders, cold sores/fever blisters and more.
…more effective than a spoonful of sugar
The child who refuses to take his other medicine because of the taste is a prime opportunity for considering compounded medication. Dozens of flavors are available to compounding pharmacists, who can enhance the taste and color of a medication, while also ensuring that the flavor’s pH is compatible with the medication’s properties. Your child won’t mind taking medicine as much when it tastes like bubblegum or even chocolate.
Here are some of our fabulous flavors:
- Banana Cream
- Root Beer
- Strawberry Crème
- Vanilla Butternut
Unique Dosage Forms
… why not make giving your child medication easier
Many children have a very difficult time swallowing capsules or tablets, especially if they have to take more than one medication during the day. To solve this problem, your pediatrician and compounding pharmacist can develop and prepare medications in alternate dosage forms your child won’t mind taking. These include lollipops, gummy bears, syrups, suspensions, freezer pops, lozenges, transdermal gels and even pacifier dosages for infants, and all can be delivered in any number of great flavors.
…your child is unique, why shouldn’t his treatment be
Children vary in size and weight. Some have allergies and varying drug tolerances. As a result, it’s often a challenge to find a commercially available medication suitable for the individual needs of your child. Juro’s Compounding Center can be of help in formulating a medication which comes in the exact dose needed for a child of a certain age and size.
To find out more about Pediatric Compounding, contact us.