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Compounding Services

At Safeway Compounding Pharmacy, we’re dedicated to meeting the unique needs of patients and their prescribers. We specialize in the following:

Dentistry

Safeway Compounding Pharmacy works together with prescribers and their patients to customize medications for every individual and their specific needs. Upon receipt of a prescription, we can compound:

  • Lip balms for viral lesions
  • Transdermal topicals (muscle relaxants/ analgesics)
  • Topical anesthetics
  • Non-staining antibacterial rinses
  • Oral sedation in lollipops and freezer pops
  • Lollipops for oral thrush
  • Mouth rinses for aphthous ulcers
  • Lozenges or rinses for stomatitis or mucositis caused by radiation or chemotherapy
  • Lozenges or rinses for burning mouth syndrome
  • Mouth rinse to minimize oral bleeding during dental procedures for patients who take anticoagulants
  • Dry socket (alveolar osteitis) preparations
  • Medicated “mucosal bandage” to cover ulcerated, infected, or tender mucosa
  • Many more unique preparations and novel dosage forms

Dermatology

Skin conditions, as well as hair and nail conditions, can be perplexing. Although some problems may be harmless, they can be frustrating and difficult to treat. Many people encounter numerous problems that may be helped with customized medications.

Safeway Compounding Pharmacy compounds medication options for patients diagnosed with the following:

  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Sunburn
  • Hair loss
  • Fever blisters
  • Plantar warts
  • Warts and molluscum
  • Fungal and viral infections
  • Wrinkles and photoaged skin
  • Pigmentation abnormalities
  • Plant irritations (poison ivy, etc.)
  • Traumatized or diseased nails
  • Head lice and scabies
  • Scarring and keloids

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Safeway Compounding Pharmacy compounds a variety of ear, nose, and throat medication formulations, allowing prescribers to correct the underlying problem rather than just treating symptoms.

Some of our compounded medications include single or combinations of:

  • Antifungals: Nystatin, Fluconazole, Clotrimazole, Miconazole, Ketoconazole, and Itraconazole
  • Antibiotics: Gentamicin, Ciprofloxacin, Clindamycin, Amikacin, Mupirocin and more
  • Steroids: Budesonide, Dexamethasone, Triamcinolone, Hydrocortisone, Beclomethasone
  • Others: Antihistamines, expectorants, decongestants, and lidocaine

Gastro Intestinal

Safeway Compounding Pharmacy works together with prescribers to customize medications, ointments, and suppositories for patients with anal fissures, hemorrhoids, and gastro intestinal pain.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy assists in achieving hormone balance. Both men and women can benefit from hormone replacement therapy. Hormones are used to relieve symptoms of menopause, andropause, hysterectomies, and hyperthyroidism, as well as similar hormone imbalances when exercise and a good diet are not enough.

Hormone levels fluctuate throughout life causing imbalances to occur at different times which can cause many life impacting symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Irritability
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Reduced libido
  • Memory loss

If you are currently on, or are considering the use of, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and you think individualized HRT makes more sense than a one-size-fits-all approach, please speak with your physician and/or complete our HRT Evaluation Form - Male or HRT Evaluation Form - Female. This confidential form will be reviewed by a pharmacist who will contact you within 48-72 hours.

Men's Health

Andropause is often called the “male menopause.” As men age, they produce less testosterone. Men can start this decline as early as their 30′s or 40’s when the body’s production of testosterone starts to drop by 1-2% each year. This decrease in testosterone can lead to a number of symptoms. Men can go through these changes quickly or more slowly over a period of time, with a gradual hormone decline. Often these symptoms can be reduced or eliminated through testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

Signs and symptoms of low testosterone may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Diminished sex drive
  • Mood changes
  • Lean body mass reduction along with muscle mass and strength
  • Loss of body hair
  • Increased fat around the abdomen

Benefits of customized Testosterone Replacement Therapy may include:

  • Improvement in libido
  • Increase in muscle mass and body composition
  • Increase in strength
  • Improvement in mood and depression
  • Improvement in sleep and quality of life

If you are currently on, or are considering the use of, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and you think individualized HRT makes more sense than a one-size-fits-all approach, please speak with your physician and/or complete our HRT Evaluation Form - Male. This confidential form will be reviewed by a pharmacist who will contact you within 48-72 hours.

Pain Management

Chronic pain can be described as ongoing or recurring pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury (usually more than three to six months). Chronic pain adversely affects an individual’s well-being and affects approximately 10-20% of the adult population. Although there are a number of treatment plans, including antidepressants, opioids, local anesthetics, alpha-adrenergic agents and more, some patients continue to experience intolerable adverse effects or inadequate pain relief.

Safeway Compounding Pharmacy can compound customized pain gels for individualized pain treatment for the following conditions:

  • Neuropathic pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer
  • Shingles

If you are a physician looking for specific strengths of active ingredients (i.e. ketamine, ketoprofen, gabapentin, diclofenac, etc.), call us to inquire. We can also compound in different transdermal bases to make absorption more effective.

Palliative Care

Palliative care is for patients whose disease is not responsive to alternative treatment. Symptom Control involves therapies for nausea and vomiting, excessive pulmonary secretions, dry mouth and stomatitis, wound care, and more.

Pediatrics

Many challenges come up when dealing with medications and children. In general, many kids resist having to take medication, dislike the texture and/or taste, as well as have difficulties swallowing pills.

Fortunately, Safeway Compounding Pharmacy can help with these problems. Special formulations can be helpful, especially with infants and young children who are not able to swallow capsules and tablets.

We compound oral medications into flavors, colors, and formulations that are appealing to children, such as freezer pops, gummy bears, lozenges, pudding, or lollipops.

We have Gluten-Free and Casein-Free Preparations, as well as Nutritional Therapy for autistic patients, including Glutathione and Methylcobalamin.

If your child is experiencing issues with any of the following, call us to find out how we can help:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diaper rash
  • Acne
  • Warts and molluscum
  • Head lice and scabies
  • Traumatized or diseased nails

Podiatry

Podiatrists encounter patients that may be helped with compounded medications for conditions including:

  • Arthritis
  • Athletes Foot
  • Blisters
  • Calluses
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Dry skin
  • Edema/Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nail fungus
  • Nail removal
  • Neuralgias/Neuropathic pain
  • Neuritis (tingling pain)
  • Onychomycosis
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Warts

If you are concerned about side-effects or have a problem that has been difficult to treat, call our professional compounding pharmacist. We work closely with prescribers and their patients to compound customized formulations that contain the most appropriate dose and form to efficiently treat the affected area.

Sports Medicine

Athletes, coaches, trainers, weekend warriors, and physical therapists face challenges such as pain, muscle spasm, edema/swelling/inflammation, tendonitis, abrasions, cuts, infections of the skin and nails, dry skin, hemorrhoids, and more.

Customized topical treatments can reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and relax muscles while significantly reducing the risk of effects that are detrimental to athletic performance, such as drowsiness.

Safeway Compounding Pharmacy can compound analgesic gels and sprays to reduce pain and bleeding secondary to lacerations, pregame rubs that contain Emu oil, medicated bandages that contain antibiotics, and much more.

Thyroid/Adrenal Fatigue

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid is underactive. Common symptoms of low thyroid function are:

  • Fatigue
  • Cold and heat intolerance
  • Hypotension
  • Dry skin and/or hair
  • Fluid retention constipation
  • Headaches
  • Infertility
  • Low sexual desire
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Aching muscles and joints
  • Depression

Adrenal fatigue occurs as a result of low or imbalanced hormone production by adrenal glands, with DHEA and cortisol being those primary hormones. Symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • PMS
  • Weight gain
  • Slowed metabolism
  • Decreased heart rate
  • High cholesterol
  • Memory impairment
  • Enlarged tongue
  • Swollen neck
  • Deep voice
  • Hypoglycemia

Hormone therapy requires an appropriate testing examination and a discussion of symptoms with a healthcare practitioner. We offer private consultations to help with this process.

Veterinary Services

Giving medication to an animal can be very difficult and frustrating and there is a relatively narrow selection of medication manufactured by pharmaceutical companies for treating animals. Safeway Compounding Pharmacy works closely with veterinarians to compound medications for animals, including:

  • Flavored medications (i.e., chicken or fish flavor)
  • Medications in the ideal size, strength, and dosage form
  • Transdermal medications
  • Medications that are no longer commercially available
  • Combinations
  • Novel devices