Topeka Compounding

 

We are excited to celebrate 25 years of service to Topeka and surrounding areas!  Thank you for your continued patronage!

Veterinary Compounding

 

King Pharmacy offers pet insulin products as well as a variety of other veterinary compounds!

Hormone Replacement

 

Individual consultations are available by appointment!

King Pharmacy

 

King Pharmacy is a compounding only pharmacy in Topeka, KS that provides customized medications for patients and animals at the direction of a health care professional.

Dosage Forms

Do you have trouble taking your medication? Wish that there was a more convenient, or less painful way to take your pain or hormone medication? King Pharmacy's compounding pharmacists are capable of turning most medications into everything from candy to topical gels. Call for more information!

PCCA Accredited

IACP Accredited

KPHA Accredited

chemicals.jpgQ. What is Compounding?

A. Compounding is the mixing of drugs by a pharmacist, physician, or veterinarian to fit the unique needs of a patient. This may be done for medically necessary reasons, such as to change the form of the medication from a solid pill to a liquid, to avoid a non-essential ingredient that the patient is allergic to, or to obtain the exact dose needed. It may also be done for voluntary reasons, such as adding favorite flavors to a medication.

Q. Why do people choose Compounding?

A. Just as people are not all the same, people have different medical needs and sensitivities. Compounding yields drugs with unique strengths and properties targeted towards an individual's specific needs. Mass-manufactured drugs are made without recognition of a patient's unique symptoms or sensitivities, and as a result may not be the best choice of medication for that individual.

Some doctors recommend compounding for their patients because of obvious reasons such as allergic risks associated with chemicals that may be present in mass-manufactured drugs. Physicians also recommend compounding to tailor a dose specifically to a patient's needs.

Other reasons may be more comfort focused such as a patient who has difficulty with swallowing pills may opt for medications that are delivered via another method, for example, absorbtion through skin, or via suppositories.

Compounding drugs can sometimes be more tolerated than their mass-produced products because of these and other reasons.

Q. Is Compounding Safe?

A. Because the drugs that are created by a compounding pharmacist are unique to an individual, FDA approval and regulation of compounded drugs would be nearly impossible. Mass-produced drugs take years, and millions of dollars to approve through the FDA, but are sanctioned because of the extensive testing.

Before mass-production of pharmaceuticals, all drugs were compounded by individual pharmacists or physicians, and created on an as-needed basis, around individual symptoms. Hundreds of thousands of people make use of compounded drugs every year to improve their health, by direction of a licensed physician.