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Frequently Asked Questions
How is a compounding pharmacy different from a regular pharmacy?
A traditional pharmacy will fill your prescription by moving it from one container to the one that you take home. At PharmaHealth Compounding Pharmacy, we make each of our prescriptions from scratch, this means that we can customize your medication to fit your specific needs.
In order to benefit you, our compounding pharmacy can change the shape, form, size, and taste of your medication. For patients who may have trouble swallowing their medication, we can transform it into a topical cream that can be applied to the skin. Bitter medications can be made sweet. We can even turn capsules into a liquid.
How do I transfer my prescription from another pharmacy to PharmaHealth Compounding?
Give us a call at 1.888.790.7979 and we’ll take care of everything for you.
Why have a prescription compounded?
There are many reasons why a patient may have their prescription compounded either for themselves, a loved one, or even their pet. Some patients may find that they have an allergy to either a preservative or dye that is found in a commercially available medication. A compounded prescription can be made so there is an absence of these ingredients. If a patient has difficulty swallowing a capsule, we can make it available in either a liquid or a transdermal gel.
We compound for each individual patient’s need.
How can I have my prescription compounded?
In order to receive a compound, your physician/licensed prescriber/veterinarian must authorize a prescription indicating they wish to have the prescription compounded.
There are thousands of FDA-approved drugs on the market for just about any ailment. Why do we still need compounded medications?
Some valuable medications are available only by compounding. Restricting a doctor’s access to compounded medications would be a serious mistake. Moreover, because of the economics of pharmaceutical manufacturing. FDA-approved drugs that serve a limited population are often discontinued by manufacturers. In most of these cases, the only option left for doctors and their patients is to have a compounding pharmacist make the discontinued drug from scratch using pharmaceutical grade ingredients.
Are compounded medications safe? How does one know that the compounded medication they are taking is safe and effective?
Compounded medications are similar to the so-called “off-label” use of FDA-approved drugs. When the FDA approves a specific drug as safe and effective, this determination applies only to the specific disease or condition for which the drug was tested. But physicians and veterinarians often prescribe medications for treatments for which they have not been specifically approved. Medical professions do this because, in their judgement, the treatment is in the best interest of the individual patient.
- “I don't know you, but you have been a Godsend for the past 2 days. (Directed to Toni Lynn Cardoza)”by Daughter of Patient
- “Kathy from St. Luke’s Hospital Pediatrics called with heartfelt thanks to Ed and Toni for the manner in which they responded to the needs of a family/baby that has been in the hospital with Congenital Heart Failure since birth on February 27, 2011.
The compounding prescriptions were prepared upon receipt of the fax from the hospital for immediate pick up, even though the insurance information had not been received nor verified.
Thank you to Ed and Toni for the quality of service, care and comfort they provided this family.”by Rosemary R.
- “I don't know you, but you have been a Godsend for the past 2 days. (Directed to Toni Lynn Cardoza)”