Greenfield Compounding Pharmacy
2067 W. Vista Way Suite 195 Vista, CA 92083  map
phone Phone: (760) 842-1700 / Fax: (760) 842-1745
Monday - Friday: 9AM-6PM; Saturday/Sunday: closed

Frequently Asked Questions

What is compounding?
Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.

Pharmacy compounding is an established tradition which allows a physician to prescribe a very specific medication, prepared by a pharmacist, for a patient’s individual needs. Years ago, compounded medications provided the majority of prescription drug care for the population. Today, the vast majority of medications are mass-produced by pharmaceutical drug companies. They aim to treat a specific medical condition for a large segment of people. Problems can arise when a patient has a medical condition that can’t be treated by one of these mass-produced products, or they might be allergic to a dye or filler in a commercial tablet. Patients may not be able to take the medication if the capsule is too large, or the dose is too high, which is common in pediatric cases. These are the situations where a compounding pharmacist can play a vital role in helping the physician find an appropriate treatment for their patient.

What type of compounding do you perform?
We perform all types of non-sterile compounding for oral, topical and rectal suppositories from capsules, liquid suspensions and liquid syrups.