Pharmaceutical compounding has gained popularity as it helps in preparing personalised medications for patients. The individual ingredients are mixed in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient by a pharmaceutical compounding company.

Pharmaceutical compounding requires specialised technologies and capabilities to prepare personalised medications. A pharmaceutical compounding company has the required skills to produce personalised medications and adhere to regulatory guidelines.

Discover the top pharmaceutical compounding companies in contract manufacturing

Pharmaceutical Technology has listed some of the leading pharmaceutical compounding companies in contract manufacturing based on its intel, insights, and decades-long experience in the sector. The list includes companies that offer various products and services including, but not limited to:

  • Compounding services such as sterile and customised compounded solutions
  • Packaging
  • Lab batch production
  • Stability profiling
  • Refilling, and
  • Large-scale manufacturing

The information contained within the download document is intended for pharmacists, pharmaceutical executives, physicians, product development managers, manufacturers, and any other individual involved in the pharmaceutical compounding sector.

The document contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product offerings, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing or hiring decision.

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Benefits of pharmaceutical compounding

Pharmaceutical compounding may fulfil the specific requirements of patients, unlike mass-produced medicines. It may provide access to discontinued drugs and allows for alternative compounded dosage forms. It may help improve patient adherence by making the medicine look more attractive, especially for paediatric and geriatric patients.

Compounded drugs may also help patients who are allergic to one or more ingredients of a commercially available medication. Furthermore, real-time dose preparations may give flexibility to the customers to alter dosage based on human data.

Pharmaceutical compounding companies also help in manufacturing a full range of customised medications such as flavoured medicines, transdermal creams, and bio-identical hormone therapies.

Challenges associated with pharmaceutical compounding

Medications prepared through compounding by a pharmaceutical compounding company are not clinically evaluated like FDA-approved drugs, hence their quality and safety remain inconsistent. The risk of microbial contamination is higher in the case of compounded drugs, hence compounding on a large scale may adversely affect many people.

Compounded preparations also do not have standard labelling or instructions for use. Furthermore, the adverse reactions associated with these medications are not required to be reported to the FDA, unlike approved drugs where it is mandatory to report adverse events.