Is compounding expensive?
Compounding may or may not be more expensive than your regular prescriptions. The cost of the medication depends on the cost of ingredients, the equipment used, and the time required to prepare your individual compounded prescription.
Do you accept insurance?
Insurance companies pre-determine what products and/or services they will cover. Although we do not process third party insurance; upon finishing your prescription we can provide you with a completed Insurance Reimbursement Form you may submit to your insurance company. If your prescription is covered by your plan, your insurance company will reimburse you for the portion that’s covered.
Is compounding safe?
Yes. Compounding pharmacies are regulated by the state board of pharmacy just as traditional retail stores. Additionally, 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. Compounding has been a part of healthcare since the origins of pharmacy. Furthermore, we make each prescription from scratch. Therefore, we have the ability to eliminate problem causing additives such as: sugars, dyes, preservatives,
Are compounds FDA approved?
No, each individual compound is not approved by the FDA. However, the ingredients used in compounded medications are. The FDA approval process was created to ensure that drugs marketed by manufacturers in the US are safe and effective- this determination applies only to the specific disease or condition for which the drug was tested. Often times, physicians and veterinarians (using their professional judgment) write scripts for treatments for which they were not FDA approved. Moreover, compounds are similar to the “off-label uses” of FDA approved drugs.
How long will it take for my prescription to be filled?
The time it takes to create each compound varies. Because we make each prescription individually, we require more time to complete your compounded prescription than a retail pharmacy needs to count up your antibiotics. Some compounds can be created and dispensed the same day, but there is also a handful that may take up to 72 hours to complete. We recommend you get your prescription to us in advance so we can have it ready for you. The sooner, the better!
Does my doctor know about compounding? If so, how do I get him/her to write a compounded prescription?
Although it is an ageless practice, doctors are overwhelmed with drug reps from large pharmaceutical manufactures and therefore don’t always think to turn to compounding to treat their patients. Our pharmacist can work closely with you and your healthcare provider to assure you get the care you need for a happier, healthier you. If you think compounding can benefit you, we recommend you speak with your doctor and get in touch with us. Contact us.