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Learn More About the Art and Science of Compounding Medications!

Non-sterile drug compounding is the age-old practice of preparing customized medications for individual needs. Despite being called “non-sterile”, compounding pharmacists are required to adhere to strict professional and legal standards to ensure accuracy of mixing, proper packaging, storage, and labeling, ingredient purity and potency, and cleanliness of the area and equipment used.

woman doing test with medicineAt Shawn Specialty Pharmacy, our pharmacists are trained in compounding medications. With their knowledge, they can prepare:

  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Capsules
  • Troches
  • Ointments

What’s the difference between non-sterile and sterile compounding?

The biggest difference between non-sterile and sterile compounding is how the drugs are administered. Medications that will be used for application to the eye or that will be injected into the body are prepared through sterile compounding. Non-sterile preparations can be used in certain body areas where complete sterility is not necessary.

To acquire our non-sterile compounding service, come visit our pharmacy and talk to our staff! If you have other questions, feel free to call us at 718-417-0200.