Thursday, February 18, 2016

Apotheca – The First FDA Licensed Compounding Pharmacy in the Philippines

I remember when I was very young, my grandmother used to boil different leaves and seeds of plants and made me drink the juices whenever I’m sick. It was a struggle just to make me drink those potions because the taste was so unforgivable. Even after several years, I never got the hang of the taste of those concoctions made by my grandmom. Thankfully, medicines today are available in easy to swallow capsules and tablets which made the lives of my children much easier whenever they got sick.

After a while, the term compounding alternative medications was usually correlated to the old oriental Chinese way of curing illnesses.  Not until the last couple of decades, even with the advent of advance medical treatment, many people are bringing back the natural way of treating disease which is more commonly known as alternative medicine.

Just last week, I was invited to attend a media event that features integrative approach supplementing conventional medication and compounding therapy that help patients treat illnesses. Apotheca, the first integrative and compounding pharmacy in the Philippines that is licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), brings natural wellness and healing more accessible and affordable to those who needs it. 

“At Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy, we understand that no two patients are alike. While there are patients who go through a lifetime not needing compounded medication, there are some who do. Sometimes these patients need medicine at strengths that are not commercially available, or perhaps they simply need a different method of ingesting medication.” Said Richard Lista, President of Apotheca Integrative and compounding Pharmacy. 

Apotheca does not only provide wellness medication, but they are the only group that revives the dynamics between patients, doctors and pharmacy. They provide natural and organic products and compounding services and always abide on what order is given in the patient’s prescription. In many cases, some patients finds it comfortable to take other wellness supplement alongside with the conventional medicines, given that hese wellness products are being prescribed by doctors who recognize the importance of alternative medications. 

Apotheca offers a wide range of compounding products and services of which are mostly non-sterile compounds. Non-Sterile Compounds Include:

● Pain Gels
● Dermatology Medications (skin treatments, creams, ointments, gels)
● Hormone Replacement Therapy Medications
● Suppositories
● Veterinary Medications

Other Compounding Services:
● Flavoring suspensions and liquids
● Converting solid form medications into liquid form medications

Apotheca offers services that are quite exceptional from other pharmacies because they immerse themselves in the holistic wellbeing of the patients. Their services are not limited only to the products a patient buys but also caters to other needs concerned with the patients’ holistic healing. It is dedicated to high quality medication, superior service, personal relationships and smart product selections.

It’s first wellness space is located at the Ground Floor of EuroVilla 4 Building, 853 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City. Apotheca is open from Mondays to Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm; Saturdays 8:00am – 12:00nn

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