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Compounding pharmacy medications are made-to-order drug medications. Saf-T Drugs’ pharmacists work with your doctor to combine, mix, or alter the ingredients of a drug to create a quality medication best suited to your treatment needs. This is a great
- Change current drug to a different form: solid, liquid, spray, cream, oil, balm, powder, gel
- Remove allergen components
- Make it injectable
- Add soft texture to a liquid or pill shell
- Prepare a unique dosage
- Add your favorite flavor
- Remove a dye ingredient
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Types of prescription we can compound
Oral solutions & suspensions
Creams, Gels & Ointments
Tablets & Capsules
Lollipops & Lozenges
Frequently Asked Questions About Pharmacy Compounding
What is compounding, and why is it necessary?
compounding is the creation of a pharmaceutical preparation—a drug—by a licensed pharmacist to meet the unique needs of an individual patient (either human or animal) when a commercially available drug does not meet those needs.
Following are a few examples of how a compounding pharmacist can customize medications based upon a doctor’s prescription to meet a patient’s needs:
- Customize strength or dosage.
- Flavor a medication (to make it more palatable for a child or a pet).
- Reformulate the drug to exclude an unwanted, nonessential ingredient, such as lactose, gluten, or a dye to which a patient is allergic.
- Change the form of the medication for patients who, for example, have difficulty swallowing or experience stomach upset when taking oral medication.
Compounding pharmacists can put drugs into specially flavored liquids, topical creams, gels, suppositories, or other dosage forms suitable for patients’ unique needs.
Are Compounded Prescriptions Safe?
The Food and Drug Administration recognizes that the practice of pharmacy compounding is an important public health alternative for patients who require medication that is not commercially available, or not available due to drug shortages. For example, pharmacy compounding may be required if a patient needs a customized medication without a certain dye due to an allergy.
To ensure patient safety, compounding prescriptions must be prescribed by a licensed practitioner and compounded by a licensed pharmacist. Compounding pharmacies must also comply with the regulations set forth by State Boards of Pharmacy. In addition, the products and supplies used by compounding pharmacies should come from FDA-registered and inspected facilities.
Do Insurances Cover Compounding Prescriptions?
Depending on your insurance plan, patients may be reimbursed by sending in claim forms. Many insurance companies will reimburse compounded prescriptions; however, we suggest that you consult with your insurance provider for eligible benefits.
When is a compounding pharmacy necessary?
A health care provider will prescribe a compounded drug only when commercially available drug products do not meet your needs. If you do not understand why you have been prescribed a special formulation, ask your prescriber.
Does a compounding pharmacist have special training?
Compounding is a central activity to the practice of pharmacy. Pharmacists are taught in pharmacy school how to properly compound medications, and many states test pharmacists’ compounding knowledge and skills before issuing them a license. Pharmacists who practice in the pharmacies that specialize in compounding services have generally had advanced training in compounding after they graduated from pharmacy school.
Where is more information about compounding available?
For additional information about compounding pharmacy, contact IACP, PCAB, USP, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) or the appropriate state board of pharmacy.