Compounded Medications: Some Frequently Asked Questions

compounded medication
July 25, 2023

If you haven’t gotten compounded medications before, you might be wondering what they are. Here at Creative Health Pharmacy, we provided custom compounding solutions to ensure that each medication meets the individual patient’s needs. Read on to learn more about compounded medication and find out whether it might be a good option for you!

What is a compounded medication?

Compounded medications are created through the process of drug compounding — combining ingredients to create a medication specifically tailored to the needs of an individual patient. This may be useful for patients who are allergic to a specific ingredient within a medication or those who have difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules. At our pharmacy, we can provide custom compounded drugs to patients when there is not a drug that works well for them already on the market. Unlike standard prescription drugs, compounded medications are custom-made according to your individual needs, ensuring that you can find the medication, dose, and dosage form that works best for you. Not all pharmacies provide these individualized services, but at our pharmacy we are experienced in compounding so we can provide the highest standard of care to you.

Who should consider compounded medications?

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There are lots of reasons a person might consider compounded medications. One of the main reasons would be an intolerance or allergy to a commercially available drug, resulting in the need for custom compounding. Additionally, compounded medications can be a great option for young kids, as multiple medications can be combined into one dose — perfect for kids who don’t like taking medications! Compounded medications can also be a great option for the elderly, as some senior citizens have trouble taking medications in the dosage form that it comes in, but we can compound a custom solution that will work for you! Talk to one of our experienced pharmacists today and learn about how compounded medications could help you.

What types of medications can be compounded?

Almost any drug can be compounded to make sure it meets the specific needs of an individual patient. We can compound drugs into liquid forms, creams, gels, pills, capsules, and other dosage forms for a variety of patient needs. Talk to one of our pharmacists and find out what compounding options we can offer you!

Are compounded medications safe?

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Yes! Our team of experienced pharmacists abides by strict standards to ensure that our compounded medications are completely safe. Additionally, we will work with you and your doctor to ensure that your custom compounded medication meets your individual needs.

Will insurance cover compounded medications?

The answer to this question varies greatly depending on the type of health insurance you have. Some plans fully cover compounded medication, others cover them partially, while some do not provide any coverage for compounded medications. Check with your insurance provider to find out more about coverage for compounded medications under your specific plan.

As you can see, there are lots of reasons to consider getting custom compounded medication from our team of expert pharmacists. From ensuring the proper ingredients and dosages for you to providing custom solutions to meet patient goals, Creative Health Pharmacy is the best place to get your custom compounded medications. Reach out to our pharmacists today and get started finding your compounded medication solutions!

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