FAQ

Q: What is compounding?

A: Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are "made from scratch." Individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient's specific needs. Custom Meds ensures preparation of the most effective formulas through the utilization of the highest quality raw chemical materials, equipment and technology.

Q: Does my doctor know about compounding?

A: Prescription compounding is a rapidly growing component of many physicians' practices. In today's world of aggressive marketing by drug manufacturers, some may not realize the extent of compounding's resurgence in recent years. Ask your physician about compounding. Then get in touch with Custom Meds. We are committed to providing high-quality compounded medications in the dosage form and strength determined by your prescriber.

Q: Is custom compounding right for me?

A: Contact Custom Meds to learn more about the benefits of personalized prescription compounding.

Q: Is compounding expensive?

A: Compounding may or may not cost more than conventional medication. Its cost depends on the type of dosage form and equipment required, plus the time spent researching and preparing the medication. Fortunately, compounding pharmacists have access to pure-grade quality chemicals which dramatically lower overall costs and allow them to be very competitive with commercially manufactured products.

Q: Will Custom Meds accept my insurance?

A: Custom Meds bills all worker's compensation and most private insurance companies, including but not limited to Express Scripts, Tricare, CVS Caremark, Cigna, United Healthcare, Optum, Catamaran, Catalyst, and some BlueCross Blue Shield plans. We are also willing to work with low income patients.

Q: Can I benefit from custom compounding?

A: Contact Custom Meds today to learn more about compounding and how it can benefit you.

Q: My pet will not take his tablet. How can Custom Meds help me?

A: Oftentimes, pets will not swallow a tablet easily for their owners. When this occurs, Custom Meds offers several possible solutions to this problem. For example, for some medications, we are able to compound transdermal formulations that can be applied to the ear.

Q: Is compounding legal? Is it safe?

A: Compounding has been part of healthcare since the origins of pharmacy and is widely used today in all areas of the industry, from hospitals to nuclear medicine. Over the last decade, compounding's resurgence has largely benefited from advances in technology, quality control and research methodology. The Food and Drug Administration has stated that compounded prescriptions are both ethical and legal as long as they are prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a specific patient and compounded by a licensed pharmacy. In addition, compounding is regulated by State Boards of Pharmacy.

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