FAQs (Patients)

  • Do I have to have a prescription to get my medication compounded?

    Yes. You need a compounded prescription from your doctor that specifies the strength and active ingredients of your medication. We will also work with you and your doctor to incorporate your special needs such as flavor and delivery form.

  • What types of prescriptions can be compounded?

    All types of prescriptions for medications that are not commercially available can be compounded. The idea is to meet your individual needs or find a solution to a problem. For example, you may need to avoid an ingredient to which you have a particular sensitivity, or to have your medication formulated into a different dosage form such as a topical gel, a liquid or a lozenge. You may need to combine two or more medications to avoid carrying and taking so many pills. Contact us if you would like us to discuss the ideal solution with you and your doctor to meet your unique compounding requirements.

  • How can I get my pain medication compounded into a different form such as a cream?

    Talk to your doctor about your preference and have them give us a call. We will discuss your needs and options for a different form of delivery and provide your doctor with guidance on how to write the new prescription.

  • Can I get my prescription compounded to include my supplements?

    In some cases, you can have supplements compounded into your medication. This can be determined on a case by case basis and in consultation with your healthcare provider.

  • Will my insurance cover my compounded medication?

    When you submit a compounded medication prescription, we will check with your insurance and let you know what is covered and what your co-pay is.

  • My doctor does not know about compounding. Can you talk to him about it?

    Yes. We look forward to working with healthcare providers. Have your doctor give us a call or email us and we will be happy to answer their questions about our compounding services and discuss your individual needs. We also arrange to meet with doctors in the Avondale area who would like to have a more detailed discussion about compounding.