Community Clinical Pharmacy

Compounding

What is Compounding?

Medication is not one-size-fits-all.

Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications. Our compounded medications are made just for you, and are tailored to meet your individual needs.

Dosage Forms

  • Creams, Ointments, Trans-dermal/Topical Gels
  • Capsules
  • Troches, Lozenges, Popsicles, and Lollipops
  • Sublingual Drops
  • Suppositories
  • Syrups and Suspensions
  • Oral Preparations
  • Nasal Sprays and Irrigations
  • Eye Drops
  • Injections

and much more…

Flavors

Currently in our state of the art lab we have over 20 flavors to choose from for adults, children, and pets. Some of the flavors are available dye-free and sugar free. If you do not like the options we have available, we have access to over 100 different flavors that we can order at your request.

List of Commonly Favored Flavors

Apple, Banana, Blueberry, Bubble Gum, Butterscotch, Cherry, Chocolate, Creme de Menthe, Grape, Marshmallow, Mint Chocolate Chip, Orange, Pina Colada, Raspberry, Strawberry, Watermelon, Vanilla Butternut

Pets favor these flavors- Beef, Chicken, or Tuna

Related Videos

Community Clinical Pharmacy: Introduction

How to write a Compound RX

  • Patient Demographics (Address, Phone Number, Allergies)
  • Doctor Demographics (Address, Phone Number, NPI #, DEA#)
  • Prescription
  • Generic Name of Active Ingredient(s) and Strength (ex. gm, mg, mcg, %, etc.)
  • Dosage Form (ex. Cream, Gel, Suppository, Troche, Sublingual Drops, etc.)
  • Quantity
  • Directions
  • Refills

Types of Compounded Therapies

Hormone Therapy for Women and Men

Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) uses active ingredients that are identical to the hormones your body naturally produces. Over time and with the introduction of certain illnesses, your body’s ability to produce adequate levels of these hormones declines. Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapy has improved the quality of life for millions of women and men around the world.

Learn More about the symptoms associated with hormone imbalance

We specialize in the art of compounding customized Hormone Replacement Therapy options for women and men. Hormone Replacement Therapy uses combinations of estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone depending on your symptoms, lab results and physician’s specifications. These combinations are then compounded into dosage forms that you and your physician find appropriate. For example, hormone combinations can be compounded into creams/gels, capsules, troches, suppositories, sublingual drops, injections, etc.

In addition to compounding the medications, Sharzad Green, Pharm. D., our hormone replacement specialist and pharmacist, offers private Hormone Replacement Consultations to find a tailored solution that fits your needs. Sharzad has had the privilege of working with over 6,000 patients and providers in the Valley and around the world.

Learn More about our Hormone Replacement Consultations and Testing Options

Thyroid Dysfunction

The thyroid gland is a butterfly shape gland located in your neck that is responsible for releasing the thyroid hormone. The two major forms of the thyroid hormone are- Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4). The thyroid gland initially releases Thyroxine (T4), then the body converts the hormone to Triiodothyronine (T3). The thyroid hormone is responsible for regulating body temperature and controlling metabolism, and is imperative to balancing hormones in women and men. Thyroid problems are primarily defined by two major thyroid dysfunctions: hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Hypothyroidism is more common, and is defined by the thyroid not releasing adequate amounts of the thyroid hormone.

Hypothyroidism Symptoms: increased weight gain, fatigue, dry hair and skin, hair loss, memory fog, depression, constipation, low sex drive, intolerance to cold temperatures, and menstrual cycle changes.

Hypothyroidism Treatments: Compounded T3 and T4 formulations, compounded desiccated thyroid, synthetic T4 (Levothyroxine), Armour Thyroid, Westhroid, and Nature-Throid

Hyperthyroidism is less common and is defined by the thyroid releasing too much thyroid hormone.

Hyperthyroidism Symptoms: heart palpitations, weight loss, skin dryness, increased anxiety, light periods, hand tremors, and fatigue.

Hyperthyroidism Treatments: Anti-thyroid medications (ex. Methimazole), iodine therapy, or surgery.

We offer all of the above compounded and commercial hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism medication treatment options. We also accept most major insurance plans and can ship your medications directly to your home.

If you have questions about thyroid dysfunction treatment, call Community Clinical Pharmacy at 480.969.0600 or submit your question to the Pharmacist to discuss your options.

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal glands (Suprarenal glands) sit on top of your kidneys and secrete essential hormones to life. They are responsible for releasing hormones that control your body: fight or flight responses, sex steroids(needed for reproduction), and cortisol (stress) and water retention. Over time and with the introduction of stress the adrenals experience fatigue, and can cause you to feel fatigued and experience a number of other symptoms.

Common Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms: fatigue throughout the day, tired even after adequate sleep, low sex drive, weakened immune system, asthma, allergies, inability to cope with stressful situations, dry skin, lower back pain, poor circulation.

Community Clinical Pharmacy offers a variety of supplements and compounded medications that can help restore optimal adrenal function. In addition to medication options, Sharzad Green, Pharm D. offers testing options and private consultations on Adrenal Fatigue.

Learn More about our Adrenal Fatigue Consultations

Pain Management

Pain management can be difficult to achieve with traditional oral medications, and many physicians are turning to compounded pain medications to enhance their patients’ pain treatment plans. Compounded topical pain therapy can be a safe and effective alternative or addition to traditional oral pain medications. Our compounded pain creams and gels deliver powerful and effective medications directly to the area causing pain while avoiding most of the side effects of oral medications.

Our pharmacists have many compounded formulations for all types of pain [neuropathic pain, migraine, NSAID therapy, topical anesthetics, topical opioids]. We can work directly with you and your physician to make a recommendation that can alleviate your symptoms. If you have questions or would like a recommendation, please call the pharmacist at Community Clinical Pharmacy to discuss your options.

Let us make a recommendation based on your symptoms and treatment plan. Call Community Clinical Pharmacy at 480.969.0600 or submit your question to the Pharmacist to discuss your options.

Erectile Dysfunction

Millions of men are affected by erectile dysfunction, which is defined by the inability to achieve or maintain an erection for sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction can interfere with your self-confidence and relationships, but there are safe and effective treatment options available. Community Clinical Pharmacy has innovative and affordable treatment options to meet your needs.

Click to learn more about Sexual Health Services and Compounds.

One treatment option is compounded Tri-Mix (Prostaglandin, Papaverine, Phentolamine) injections. This medication is a powerful combination of three vasodilators (Prostaglandin, Papaverine, Phentolamine) that are injected directly into the corpus cavernosum (side of the penis-between the base and the middle of the penis). Tri-Mix is an affordable erectile dysfunction treatment option for men no longer responding to traditional therapies.

The pharmacists at Community Clinical Pharmacy developed a method to freeze dry Tri- Mix ingredients (Prostaglandin, Papaverine, Phentolamine) without compromising the active ingredients or strength. This form of Tri-Mix can be stored at room temperature (and mailed anywhere in Arizona) until the patient is ready to use it. We are the only pharmacy in the area that is compounding Lyophilized Tri-Mix at this time.

Would you like to discuss your erectile dysfunction treatment options with a male pharmacist? Call Community Clinical Pharmacy at 480.969.0600 or submit your question to the Pharmacist to discuss your options.

Weight Management

In the United States we are facing skyrocketing obesity rates, and weight management has become a very popular topic in society. There are many physiological factors that can contribute to the pesky pounds that you just cannot lose; for example hormone imbalances, stress and certain chronic conditions.

Would you like to discuss your weight management compounded options? Call Community Clinical Pharmacy at 480.969.0600 or submit your question to the Pharmacist to discuss your options.

Dermatology / Cosmetic / Wound

We specialize in formulating therapeutic and aesthetic compounds for a variety of different skin conditions. Physicians call us for recommendations on anything from the rarest skin conditions down to cosmetic conditions, like age spots and acne. Our highly trained compounding pharmacist can work directly with you and your physician on finding a solution that fits your symptoms and skin care goals.

We carry a variety of high quality bases that will enhance the effectiveness of your dermatology, cosmetic and wound care formulations and goals. For example, we carry CopaSil™ and Pracasil™-Plus, which are both used to create an effective barrier for treatment and improve the appearance of the skin. For wound treatment and healing we carry AlpaWash™ and Spira-Wash™, which adhere to the wound and create a moist environment that is essential for wound healing. If you would like to see success stories, view studies and learn more about the above bases, visit our trusted compounding suppliers- Medisca®(www.medisca.com) and PCCA®(www.pccarx.com).

Have a question about our dermatology, cosmetic or wound compounds? Call Community Clinical Pharmacy at 480.969.0600 or submit your question to the Pharmacist to discuss your options.

Other Types of Compounding We Cater:

  • Veterinary
  • Sterile Compounding
  • Discontinued/Unavailable Medications
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Podiatry
  • Sports Medicine
  • Dentistry