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One of the great Protein Powders from DFH!

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Special Thanksgiving Offer! Donation to Wildfire Victims in California!

We want to say a special “Thank You” to all of our loyal customers. This year is one where we all feel especially thankful and we want to PAY IT FORWARD to the victims of the California Wildfires.

Most of us that work here at the Pharmacy know someone who has been impacted by these disasters and our hearts go out to them.

The week of November 26th through November 30th we will be donating 15% of all supplement sales to the victims of the wildfires via The Red Cross.

Together we can help make a difference to families !

https://www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief/wildfire-relief.html

What type of doctors can write a prescription for compounded medications?
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A compounded medication is a drug that is currently not being made by a pharmaceutical company and therefore doesn’t have a brand name like other prescriptions you would normally fill at a pharmacy. These medications are not commercially available, hence the need for a compounding pharmacy to combine ingredients to create a medication that is customized for your specific needs. Medications--depending on the type--can be compounded into creams, liquids, capsules, troches, ointments, drops, suppositories, gels, and more. (Read more about reasons why a patient may need a compounded medication here.)

Compounded medications can only be filled with a written prescription from your physician.
Any doctor can write a prescription for a compounded medication, but the majority of these prescriptions usually come from:

  • Endocrinologists (hormone replacement therapy, endocrine disorders)
  • Dermatologists (skin)
  • Veterinarians (pets)
  • Pain specialists
  • Dentists (teeth)
  • Podiatrists (feet)
  • Gastroenterologists (digestive system)
  • Pediatricians (children)

There are a few local doctors we recommend in some of these fields - click here to see a few! In addition, Central Compounding Pharmacy currently works with many veterinary clinics in the Santa Monica and West Los Angeles area. Please stop in our pharmacy or call us at (310) 395-3294 if you would like any additional doctor recommendations!

 

7 Reasons Why a Patient May Need a Compounded Medication
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A compounded medication is a drug that is currently not being made by a pharmaceutical company and therefore doesn’t have a brand name like other prescriptions you would normally fill at a pharmacy. They are not commercially available, hence the need for a compounding pharmacy to combine ingredients to create a medication that is customized for your specific needs.

Compounding offers numerous advantages in medication compliance. For instance, the dosage can be more carefully controlled and can even be adjusted during the course of treatment. We can eliminate any unwanted components that may cause side effects or are unnecessary fillers and additives.

There are many reasons a patient may need a compounded medication. Here are seven examples:

  1. When an individual is allergic or sensitive to commercial products that contain dye, sugar, alcohol or lactose, we can solve the problem by compounding a customized dosage form which contains the needed medication but not the problem-causing additive.
     
  2. If a child or adult has trouble swallowing pills, the medication may be put into a liquid that can be taken by mouth, or could even be placed into a transdermal gel that can be rubbed into and absorbed by the skin.
     
  3. If a patient needs a reduced strength of medication or a special dosage that is currently unavailable commercially, we may be able to compound a custom medication for their individual requirements.
     
  4. For patients who must take a large number of medications every day, we sometimes are able to prepare special compounds containing more than one medication to simplify a confusing dosage schedule and reduce the potential for medication errors.
     
  5. For children who have difficulty taking prescriptions that have an unpleasant taste, we have a variety of flavors we could add to the medication and/or put the medication into a liquid that can be easily administered.
     
  6. If you have problems giving medicine to your pets, we can help by compounding the drug into a form and flavor that the animal will devour! Cats LOVE our “triple-fish” flavor!
     
  7. For our vegetarian customers, we also offer non-gelatin capsules… just ask for “Veggie Caps”!

Only a few select pharmacies have the equipment and highly trained staff needed to compound medications. Compounding requires specialized equipment, filtered ventilation,  bulk chemicals, and specially trained compounding pharmacists and technicians that most traditional pharmacies do not have. Our pharmacists here at Central Compounding Pharmacy in Santa Monica have received extensive training in modern compounding techniques and regularly attend continuing education seminars.

If you are looking to fill your compounded medication, please give us a call at 310-395-3294 or stop in at our compounding pharmacy in Santa Monica!

Photos of Central Compounding Pharmacy's New Location in Santa Monica!
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On February 20, Central Compounding Pharmacy moved to a beautiful new retail space at 20th and Wilshire Blvd (next to Farrah's Florist) in Santa Monica. We will still be offering the same great products and services as before... just at a brand new location! We are SUPER excited to be here and can't wait for our beloved customers to stop by and check it out. 

Central Compounding Pharmacy is know as a "hybrid pharmacy" which means in addition to filling your traditional prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, we also offer compounded medications for hormone replacement therapy, pain management, dermatology, children, animals, and much more. 

Our commitment to quality, friendly service, and having a professional and highly trained staff continues to make Central Pharmacy the neighborhood’s most favorite, recognized, and well-respected drugstore in Santa Monica and beyond.

We can't wait for you to come in and visit us at our beautiful new location at 2008 Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica, California. Check out some of the photos from our amazing new space!

Central Pharmacy Grand Opening at Our New 2008 Wilshire Blvd Location!
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We have officially moved Central Pharmacy & Compounding Lab to a beautiful new space at 20th Street and Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica, California.

This new retail space allowed us to build out a fully compliant compounding pharmacy lab to meet new pharmacy regulations for safety and ventilation.

We are SUPER excited to be here and can't wait for our beloved customers to stop by and check it out.

We also have free parking behind our building!

OUR GRAND OPENING IS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH!  Stop by and say "hi" at our awesome new location!

Join us by RSVP'ing on our facebook invite HERE!