Compounding Timeline

Compounding Timeline

P&M Pharmacy compounds for:

Pharmaceutical compounding is the art and science responsible for the creation of customized medication. The art of compounding medications can be linked to the origins of pharmacy itself and the first documented chemical processes can be traced as far back as the time of the Egyptians. Compounded medications are created by combining individual ingredients in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient and their own unique needs. Compounding is mastered by Pharmacist at P&M Pharmacy.

Today, P&M Pharmacy and the compounding pharmacy industry is experiencing a resurgence as the importance of custom-made medications becomes more prevalent. The demand for customized prescription medication is on the rise as drug manufacturers do not always meet the distinct requirements of each patient. As always, compounding pharmacists at P&M Pharmacy are there to provide customized solutions to their patients’ unique needs.

Are Compounded Prescriptions Safe?

The Food and Drug Administration recognizes that the practice of pharmacy compounding is an important public health alternative for patients who require medication that is not commercially available, or not available due to drug shortages. For example, pharmacy compounding may be required if a patient needs a customized medication without a certain dye due to an allergy.

To ensure patient safety, compounding prescriptions must be prescribed by a licensed practitioner and compounded by a licensed pharmacist. Compounding pharmacies must also comply with the regulations set forth by State Boards of Pharmacy.

Do Insurances Cover Compounding Prescriptions?

Depending on your insurance plan, patients may be reimbursed by sending in claim forms. Very few insurance companies will reimburse compounded prescriptions.

Which Types of Prescriptions Can Be Compounded?

Almost any medication can be compounded. Compounded prescriptions are intended for patients that require customized medication. Delivery vehicles that are often used for compounding include:

  • Creams, gels & ointments
  • Oral solutions & suspensions
  • Tablets & capsules
  • Lollipops & lozenges
  • Sprays
  • Suppositories
  • Balms
  • Powders
  • Animal treats
The information on this page is a courtesy of 
P&M Pharmacy's supplier, Medisca.
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