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About Compounded Medications
What is compounding?
Compounding is a specific process by which licensed personnel prepares medications for patients with prescriptions when no commercially available medication can address their needs adequately. For example, if you require an unavailable dosage, formula, flavor, or strength – or if there is a nationwide drug shortage of a commercially available drug – a compounding technician or pharmacist can prepare that medication for you with a prescription from your provider. Please note that compounded medications are not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
What is the difference between commercially available medications and compounded medications?
Why do medications need to be compounded?
Who can write a prescription for compounded medications?
What is BUD?
BUD is the Beyond Use Date. After this date, Valor cannot guarantee the stability or sterility of the medication. The BUD is calculated from the day the medication is compounded.
These are the following formulas with the corresponding BUD that we currently offer for atropine sulfate:
Please call us at 855-554-2889 to speak with a pharmacist for any additional questions.
*The information contained herein is NOT intended to be the label for a finished drug product. No claims are made as to the uses, safety, efficacy, or bioavailability of the compounded products contained therein. The suggested formulations are provided for reference only and are based on formulations that have historically been ordered by duly licensed professionals. The suggested compounded products are not intended to replace the independent judgment of the prescriber or the licensed pharmacist.
I have a compounded medication that is past its “Do Not Use Beyond” date. Can I still use it?
You should not use a compounded prescription beyond the labeled “Do Not Use Beyond” use date. Please call us at 855-554-2889 to speak with a pharmacist for any additional questions.
What is the difference between Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding?
About Valor Compounding Pharmacy
We are a PCAB and LegitScript accredited 503A facility located in Berkeley, CA. As a compounding pharmacy licensed in multiple states in the country, we take pride in serving patients and providers with the highest quality assurance standards we set for ourselves while making the healthcare journey for all parties as smooth as possible with our flat-rate pricing, free shipping, and fast turnaround.
Our dedicated compliance team guides our operations as we apply our proven processes to compounding. Our team consists of individuals who pay great attention to detail, provide excellent customer service while focusing on quality, and are dedicated to raising the bar in compounding pharmacy, making us the Compounding Center of Excellence that we are.