Pharmacy  925-687-0565

Medical Equipment 925-687-0567

2425 East Street, Suite 5, Concord, CA 94520

fax: 925-687-7925

Hours: M-F 8:45 am - 5:45 pm, Sat 9:30 am-12:30 pm


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The information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Please consult your healthcare provider with questions concerning any medical condition. While we try to update our content often, medical information changes rapidly. Therefore, some information may be out of date.

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What is Compounding?

Pharmacy compounding dates back to the origin of pharmacy and is defined as the art and science of preparing customized medications.


The Bacon East Compounding Pharmacy pharmacist and staff are specially trained to prepare customized medications.  As medication specialists our goal is to meet everyone’s special and unique medication needs, even animals.


Why would you need compounding?
Physicians and patients often need specially compounded medications in order to:
  • create a specific medication strength
  • provide a different delivery form
  • a liquid instead of a pill
  • a topical, patch or suppository
  • avoid an allergic medication reaction
  • duplicate a discontinued medication
  • combine medications into single dose

Is compounding safe?
Compounding is widely used throughout the practice of pharmacy, from hospitals to nuclear medicine.  The California Board of Pharmacy regulates all compounding pharmacies and every compounded prescription must be prescribed by a licensed practitioner and compounded by a licensed pharmacy.


Are physicians familiar with compounding?
Prescription compounding is a rapidly growing component of many physicians’ offices.  Talk to your physician if you feel you have specialized medication needs.  We can provide physician referrals if needed because we’re medication specialists.


Does insurance cover compounding?
Almost every health plan allows the patient to be reimbursed by sending in claim forms. Ask our staff for more information regarding billing your insurance company.

What types of prescription
medications can be compounded?

Compound prescriptions are ideal for any patient requiring unique dosages and/or delivery devices.  Compounds can take the form of solutions, suppositories, sprays, oral rinses, lollipops, or even lozenges.


Compounding is commonly used for medication treatments related to:

  • Hormone Therapy for Women and Men
  • Hospice
  • Pediatric
  • Dental
  • Optic
  • Dermatology
  • Wound Therapy
  • Veterinary
  • Managing Chronic Pain
  • Neurotics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Infertility
  • Gastroenterology
  • Podiatry


Not sure if your condition requires a specially created medication? Talk to our staff and they will explain your treatment options and if you need a physician referral, we can provide you with a list of physicians who commonly prescribe compound medications.