Compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are made with individual ingredients mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required for the patient. This method allows the compound pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.
Its practice dates back to the origins of pharmacy. Although compounding presence in the pharmacy profession has changed over the years with the advent of mass drug manufacturing, the “one size fits all” approach to medication meant some patients’ needs were not being met.
With a physician’s consent, a compounding pharmacist can:
Some insurance plans allow patients to be reimbursed for compounded prescriptions by sending in claim forms. You will probably be paying for the compounded prescription. Many insurance companies will pay the patient some of that cost.
Almost any kind of prescriptions can be compounded.
Ask about the benefits of personalized prescription compounding.