What is pharmacy compounding?
Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing compounded medications for patients. Within the last few decades compounding has experienced a renaissance as modern technology, innovative techniques and research have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications to meet patient needs.
How does compounding benefit me?
The main reason for compounding medications is to improve patient compliance. Many patients are allergic to preservatives or dyes, or require a dosage that is different from the standard drug strengths.
The pharmacy can:
Control & adjust the strength of the medication Avoid unwanted ingredients Able to prepare medications using unique delivery systems such as; topical gels or creams that can be absorbed through the skin.
Is compounding legal?
Compounding has been a part of healthcare since the genesis of pharmacy and is widely used today in all areas of the medicine. Over the past few decades, compounding resurgence has benefited largely from advances in technology, quality control and research methodology. The FDA has stated that compounded prescriptions are both ethical and legal as long as they are prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a specific patient and compounded by a licensed pharmacy.
Does my insurance cover compounded medications?
Most insurance plans do accept these prescriptions and will bill your plan when it is cost effective for our patients. Depending on your insurance plan, there may be cases where our cash price may be lower than the patient copay. There are some insurance companies that do not cover compounded medications, thus leaving the patient responsible for the cost. In this case we may be able to offer an alternative compound at an affordable price for the patient.
How quickly can my prescription be filled?
The majority of the time your prescription will be shipped within 24-48 hours after the prescription is received. There may be some cases where an ingredient may need to be procured and this may delay the dispensing an additional 24 hours. All prescriptions are delivered to your home.
What kind of prescriptions can be compounded?
Almost any kind. Compounded prescriptions are ideal for any patient requiring unique dosage forms and/or delivery devices.
Will my prescriber know about compounding?
Prescription compounding is a rapidly growing component of many physician practices; however, some may not realize the extent of compounding’s resurgence in recent years due to today’s climate of aggressive marketing by drug manufacturers. Through the triad relationship of patient, prescriber and pharmacist, all three can work together to solve unique problems. Ask your healthcare provider about compounded medications or call us today about the benefits of personalized prescription compounding
Can you ship my medications?
We will ship your medications via FedEx, UPS or USPS to your door.
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