Ask your health care provider or pharmacist about compounded medications today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Compounding pharmacists can prepare medication for a variety of needs and applications, including: Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy Hospice Pediatrics Pain management Ophthalmics Dentistry Otic (for the ear) Dermatology Medication flavoring Neuropathy Veterinary Sports medicine Infertility Wound and scar therapy Podiatry Gastroenterology
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. A compounder can also work with a physician and patient to [...]
Working with your health care provider, a compounding pharmacist can: Alter the form of your medication to make it easier to use or ingest Add flavor to your medication to make it more palatable Adjust the strength of your medication so that it meets your specific needs Combine medications into one, easy-to-use form In some [...]
Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Its practice dates back to the origins of pharmacy. It declined in the 1950s and ‘60s as the pharmacist’s role quickly changed from a preparer of medications to a dispenser of mass-manufactured products. However, this “one-size-fits-all” approach to medication meant that some [...]