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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!