Myths and Facts About Drug Compounding


Reliable information can be tough to come by these days, especially since the dawn of social media and many other online platforms. When it comes to your health, however, you should be cautious so as not to be misled by fake news.

At Castillo’s Pharmacy, part of our responsibility as a dependable provider of drug compounding in Florida is to make sure that the people we serve are well-informed and guided.

With that being said, allow us to dispel common myths about compounding services and medications, along with the truth behind them. These are:

  • Pharmaceutical compounding is not legal or regulated.

    Compounding is, without a doubt, legal and is conducted by a certified pharmacist or compounding chemist in regulated and legally registered pharmacies. Further, compounding pharmacies must adhere to standards and are subject to inspection by their respective boards of pharmacies. They must also adhere to US Pharmacopeia (USP) requirements.

  • Compound medications are dangerous.
    Compounded medicines that are made in a qualified and compliant compounding pharmacy are just as safe as the FDA-approved APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) that they contain. Sterile medications are subject to additional restrictions and safety precautions.
  • Compounded medications are very costly.

    It’s the other way around. Compounded medicines are a cost-effective therapeutic alternative that practitioners can provide to their patients when deemed necessary.

Should you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Looking for the best compounding pharmacy in Cape Coral? Look no further! Get in touch with us today!

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