What is compounding?
Compounding is the process of altering existing pharmaceutical preparations and/or combining the chemicals that go into medications, including the addition of flavoring, so that the dosage and preparation is better suited for the patient’s needs.
Does my doctor have to approve?
Your doctor/veterinarian will have to write a prescription for all compounds. We do not make any compounds that have not been authorized by a prescriber.
Does compounding cost more?
The cost of compounding medications is very reasonable since compounding pharmacists have access to the pure-grade quality chemicals needed to eliminate some of the costs that go into commercially manufactured pharmaceuticals. But the actual cost will depend on the time involved and equipment needed.
Will my insurance cover compounds?
Over the years, most insurances have not been covering compounds. However, we can provide a universal compound claim form that you can submit to your insurance if they in fact will cover compounds.
Is compounding pharmacy safe for hormonal replacement therapy?
Yes, In fact our hormone replacement therapy is designed specifically for what your body needs. A unique formula is created for you based on lab tests to insure that you are only getting the specific hormones that your body is lacking and in the specific doses that you need. Compounding promotes a triad relationship between you, your physician and your pharmacist working together to insure an optimum health outcome.
What if the medication I used to take is no longer available?
Many times, a commercially available product will not be available either due to a shortage or being discontinued. We can then try and source that active ingredient and make a comparable medication as a compound.