All patients are not the same, and sometimes people need medications in strengths, sizes, and delivery forms that commercial manufactures simply cannot provide. That is where we come in. We prepare prescriptions tailored to your specific needs to make sure that the medication you’re taking is exactly right for you.
Some examples of general compounding services that we offer include:
When a child needs a dose smaller than the manufactured dose
When a patient cannot tolerate an inactive ingredient in a manufactured medicine
When a manufactured medicine has been discontinued for economic reasons
When a route of administration needs to be altered due to nausea or some other ailment
When a patient needs a stronger dose of medication than is commercially available
When a patient needs medications in cream & ointment form or lollipop form
When a patient can't tolerate the taste of a medication
Many of the hormones which are present in our body are sensitive to environmental stressors, including thyroid hormones, growth hormones, and the adrenal hormone system. When these hormones are out of sync, people experience negative side effects.
In order to treat these conditions, physicians will prescribe a combination of lifestyle modification and medication therapy. The medications that are prescribed usually consist of hormone replacement medications.
The majority of hormone replacement products on the market today are synthetic medications that mimic human hormones. Unfortunately, because these chemicals are not exactly the same as those found in the human body, negative side effects can occur.
Here at Galaxy Specialty Pharmacy, we specialize in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). BHRT is an option designed to individually dose hormones made to be the same in structure and function as the body’s own hormones, reducing unwanted side effects.
Transdermal & topical pain creams mean two things for you: quicker pain relief and fewer side effects from your medication. Instead of taking medications orally, which can cause damage with long-term use, topical pain creams deliver a strong dose of medication right to the tissues that need it.
People who may benefit from transdermal & topical pain creams are those with chronic pain issues, such as chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, ulcers or bursitis. Let Galaxy Specialty Pharmacy be your partner in chronic pain control. Our compounding pharmacists can create the proper transdermal & topical pain cream to meet your needs.
Not all conditions can be treated safely and effectively from your local in-store pharmacy. If you’ve consulted a dermatologist and your current medications have not yielded the results you’re looking for, then customized compounded medications could be the answer to better skin.
At Galaxy Specialty Pharmacy, we can formulate custom dermatology medications to your exact specifications, giving you the best possible results.
Moving a loved one into end-of-life care is a very difficult decision. Here at Galaxy Specialty Pharmacy, we can help ease the transition and help to make your loved one as comfortable as possible.
Services that we offer include:
Customizable Pain Medication — Sometimes commercial-strength pain medication isn’t strong enough. We can create a customized pain medication strength so that your loved one is comfortable during hospice care.
Transdermal Medication — Transdermal medication can be used to eliminate painful injections, reduce nausea from oral medications, and provide an alternative for patients who are unable to swallow their medications
Flavorings — Often times hospice patients have an aversion to certain tastes, such as sweetness. We can customize the flavors to help make the preparations palatable for them.
Unavailable Medications — If you have a need for a specific medication that is currently unavailable, we can make it for you.
Combination Preparations — In order to simplify your loved one’s medication administration, we can combine several medications into a single dosage form, such as a transdermal gel, suppository, or capsule.
Administering medication to children can be difficult. The taste may be a deterrent, or perhaps the medication comes in a pill form that intimidates them. The child may not be able to keep the medicine down, and it can be a challenge to find the correct dosage for a child’s age or weight.
We can help you address these issues.
At Galaxy Specialty Pharmacy, we’re all about customizing medication to deliver it in a form that tastes good and is the right dose for our patients. We strive to understand your child’s needs in order to compound medication that is just right for them.
We offer a full lineup of compounded dental medications, customized to each patient’s preferences, including anxiety medications, oral anesthetics, fluoride and even teeth-whitening treatments.
Our pharmacists can formulate a wide range of oral medications, and with our customized blends, you’ll know that you’re getting the highest quality treatments possible.
Giving medication to your furry friends can come with some unique challenges. We’re here to help.
We can tailor medications to appeal to your pet, including flavors such as tuna for cats, beef or chicken for dogs, and even banana for birds.
In addition, if your pet has trouble taking medicines orally, we can prepare their medication in a transdermal form, which allows owners to administer those medications in a non-invasive way. A measured amount of a specially prepared gel is applied to a hairless area inside the tip of the ear, allowing the drug to be absorbed through the skin.
If you find that the medication you need is not available in an appropriate strength for your animal, we can create a preparation that contains the correct dosage.
Oftentimes there can be a shortage of certain medications. When that happens, we can make that specific medicine for you directly from the raw ingredients.