Expertly Compounding Veterinary and Human Prescriptions since 1995
Hidden away in a humble storefront on Monument’s historic Second Street is Monument Pharmacy. Surprisingly, many locals are unaware of the rare, unique, and personalized services offered in the convenience of their own back yard! Since 1995 this business employs a group of dedicated healthcare professionals practicing one of the earliest forms of medical care: prescription compounding. The team of four pharmacists and eight certified pharmacy technicians precisely measure, mix, and transform raw ingredients into therapeutic products. They cater to the specific needs of each unique patient, be it human or companion animal. When a commercial medication is not available in the necessary dose or form, or contains an allergen, Monument Pharmacy can provide a positive solution with the collaboration of your health care provider.
According to the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, there are just over 28,000 compounding pharmacies in the United States that directly serve local patients and healthcare providers. The majority of these are independent pharmacies, and each one tends to focus and build expertise in a few specific areas of pharmaceutical care. Monument pharmacy specializes in hormone replacement therapy and veterinary compounding. Pharmaceutical compounding necessitate both the health care provider and the pharmacist to be problem solvers, frequently demanding creativity, patience, and sometimes even a bit of trial and error before the desired product is obtained. With current trends in healthcare pushing providers and pharmacists to do more work in less time, compounding is quickly becoming a lost art because of the investment of time, effort, and multidisciplinary collaboration required.
Monument Pharmacy’s team has over 100 years’ combined experience. Many came from retail pharmacies looking for a different way to practice their craft. Each prescription dispensed from Monument Pharmacy is customized in-house based on each patient’s individualized needs and the prescriber’s specifications. For example, if you have an allergy to artificial dye, with a prescription Monument Pharmacy can compound a product that contains the same active ingredient with the same dose yet does not contain the allergen. Alternatively, if a 4-pound Chihuahua needs an antibiotic that is formulated for a 200-pound Great Dane, Monument Pharmacy is able to compound the drug into a capsule, palatable suspension, or perhaps even a gel that can be applied to the dog’s skin. The compounded product will not be an exact match to the manufactured product, but it will be a highly effective alternative.
For more information on Monument Pharmacy or call Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm at 719-481-2209 and speak with one of their specially trained, solicitous employees right here in Monument, Colorado.