Compounding Services – What It Means for You

Posted on: April 20th, 2017 by CarePro Blogger

If you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to dyes in your medication or have been prescribed a unique dosage, the pharmacy services at CarePro Compounding can help. With state-of-the-art lab technology and highly-trained compounding pharmacists, CarePro has the ability to create a one-of-a-kind prescription for every member of your family, including your pets.

To better understand medication compounding and what it means for you, CarePro Compounding has come up with the following FAQs.

  1. What is medication compounding? A compounded medication is a prescription that is made by a pharmacist because it is unavailable in the dosage form that was prescribed by your doctor. With medication compounding, doctors have the ability to customize prescriptions based on each patients’ individual needs. From the combination of several medications into one convenient dosage for hospice patients to mixing children’s cough medicine without the use of dyes, compounding medication makes it easier for patients to receive the medication they need.
  2. Do I need a prescription for compounded medication? Pharmacists do require that all compounded medications be prescribed by a physician. The prescription allows the compounding pharmacists to make a wide variety of changes to the medication including:
  • Increase or reduce the strength
  • Add flavoring for better taste
  • Alter the delivery system of medications – capsules, lozenges, liquids, or transdermal gel for absorption through the skin
  • Turn capsules into a liquid
  1. Does insurance cover compounded medications? At CarePro Compounding, we provide you with a claim form that you can submit to your insurance company for a direct reimbursement based on your coverage.
  2. What conditions can be treated by compounded medications? No two people have the exact same reaction to medication. CarePro works closely with your prescriber to ensure you get the unique compounded medication for your specific condition.
  • Skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and rosacea
  • Foot ailments including neuropathic pain, athletes foot, diabetic wounds, and plantar fasciitis
  • Hospice patients to treat pain, anxiety, wounds, and nausea
  • Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
  • Preservative-free, hypoallergenic medications for those with various sensitives
  1. How does compounding benefit pets? Like humans, our furry friends can suffer from some of the same conditions, requiring a compounded medication. The pharmacists at CarePro can customize a prescription to make treating your pet’s long or short-term illness much easier and can treat a variety of conditions including:
  • Seizures
  • Arthritis
  • Accidental poisoning
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Diabetes

 

If you or a loved one suffer from any of the conditions listed above, get in touch with CarePro Compounding today to learn more about our compounding pharmacy services.

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