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King Pharmacy is a compounding pharmacy in Topeka, KS.
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Our philosophy and science of targeting drugs towards individuals
has generated a following that advocates our existence.
We have strong relationships with doctors across the country,
as well as patients who depend on our compounding pharmacy
for the quality of life that
mass-produced drugs haven't been able to give them.
Welcome to King Pharmacy
Prescribed medications can be a hard pill to swallow!
King Pharmacy has been compounding customized medications since 1987!
Our experienced pharmacists deal with patients who have fallen through medical cracks, patients with allergies to mass-produced medications, patients that require different dosages or patients needing medications removed from the market place (for reasons other than product safety).
We have relationships with health care professionals all across the United States - and encourage you to ask your doctor, dentist, or veterinarian to give King Pharmacy a call with questions.
King Pharmacy also is available for patient initiated consults! Just fill out our online contact form to set up an appointment with a certified pharmacist today!
What is Compounding?
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.
Why do people choose Compounding?
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.
Is Compounding Safe?
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.