How well a compounded medication works can be directly related to its preparation, which is why the compounding pharmacy you choose is critically important. Regular training for compounding pharmacists and technicians, state-of-the-art facility and equipment, and the highest quality chemicals are essential. Experience and knowledge are very important factors as well. When adjusting a formula or developing a new or unique preparation, Credit Ridge Compounding Pharmacists consider chemical and physical properties of the active ingredients and excipients, solubility, tonicity, viscosity, and the most appropriate dosage form and/or device for administering the required medication. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) should be in place, stability studies should be considered when compounding, and the facility should be properly equipped to safely compound your medication in either a dedicated non-sterile or dedicated sterile compounding laboratory.