Compounding is the process of combining or mixing medications to meet your exact needs. Compounding drugs may be used when an approved medication is unsuitable for a patient, such as when a person has an allergy to a component of commercially available medication, or if an individual requires a custom dose or method of delivery. Customized medications such as compounded medications, make taking medications easier, more convenient, and can even provide a better result.
Benefits of compounding:
- Elimination of medicinal ingredients to which you have sensitivity
- Development of allergy-free formulations
- Development of formulations that are not readily available
- Custom strengths and doses unique to your needs
- Combining several medications into one capsule
- Different form of method or delivery, such as a cream or liquid alternative
- Formulated for all age groups, including children
Our Compounding Services
Our compounding program specializes in meeting all your family’s unique prescription needs. Our compounding pharmacists have extensive training to mix, prepare, and package these customized medications. Why do we work so hard to create effective custom compounds? We believe you have the right to medication that works for your body and lifestyle.
Our compounding professionals can formulate specific medications for the following:
CAN MY CHILD OR MY ELDERLY PARENT TAKE COMPOUNDED MEDICATION?
Yes. Children and the elderly are often the types of patients who benefit most from compounding.
If prescribed by your health care provider, a compounding pharmacist can alter the strength of a medication or change the form so that it is easier to use.
Our compounding pharmacists can also work with a physician and patient to select a flavor based on the patient’s preference. Flavoring options include bubble gum, grape, tutti frutti, and vanilla butternut, among many others.
IS COMPOUNDING LEGAL? IS IT SAFE?
The Food and Drug Administration 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. In addition, compounding is regulated by state boards of pharmacy.
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER COMPOUNDED MEDICATIONS?
Every prescription insurance plan is unique. Some insurance plans cover compounds directly at the pharmacy counter, and others may require the patient to submit a claim form. You should contact your prescription plan to see what their coverage is for your customized medication.
IS COMPOUNDING EXPENSIVE?
Compounding may cost more or less than conventional medication. It depends on factors such as the type of ingredients and equipment required as well as the time it takes the pharmacist to research and prepare the medication.
DOES MY DOCTOR KNOW ABOUT COMPOUNDING?
Prescription compounding is becoming more well-known, but some may not realize the extent of its resurgence in recent years. Ask your physician about compounding, or get in touch with a compounding pharmacy.
Can your prescription be compounded to increase its effectiveness? Contact us today to speak to one of our compounding specialists.