SPORTS MEDICINE COMPOUNDING
Sportspersons including athletes, coaches, team physicians and professional sportspersons have to deal with pain affecting the shoulder, muscle pain and backache. Tailoring treatment to address issues in sports medicine to the patient’s age, nutritional status and life style is important to promote prompt healing and minimize the chances of repeat injury. Sports medicine compounding solutions provides solutions addressing specific pain type and/or wound condition. Compounding, in principle, can provide a mix of ingredients and active compounds specifically designed to address the needs of the player’s body.
We as a sports medicine compounding pharmacy work with the healthcare provider and the patient to prepare wound care medications for sportspersons by developing/ exploring ingredients based on their diet, the daily regime, and dosage required. Every pain has a different cure but when addressing pain in sports therapy, the medications have to provide fast relief so as to assist the sportsperson to get back to the profession at the earliest.
Since topical creams and transdermal gels are placed directly on the source of discomfort, they can act immediately, relieving the pain symptoms. We carry products that can help with many different symptoms.
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- Muscle Spasms
- Leg Cramps
- Lip Balms
How does compounding work?
Compounding pharmacies can produce unique dosage forms based on patient preferences and/or restrictions. Examples include dye-free, preservative-free, alcohol-free, and/or sugar-free forms of medications.
Many compounds are specialized medication combinations or liquid or cream forms of products that are not otherwise commercially available.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Compounding?
In general, compounding is a practice in which a licensed pharmacist, upon a physicians’ prescription order, combines, mixes, or alters ingredients of a drug to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient.
A health care provider will prescribe a compounded drug when commercially available products do not meet your needs. Preparing a paste or suspension from crushed tablets is one example of compounding. Likewise, adding flavoring to medication is also compounding.
Is a prescription required?
Yes, a prescription order from a physician is required for the pharmacist to compound your medication to meet your specific needs.
Are compounded prescriptions covered by insurance?
Some health insurance plans cover compounded medications. Check with your insurance company to see if you have coverage. Many pharmacies are able to bill insurance companies directly for compounded medications. If unable to bill your insurance company, you may submit a claim form to your insurance company to reimburse you directly. Depending on the nature of the product, these medications may be just as affordable as your conventional prescriptions.
How does my medical provider play a role in compounding?
Many medical providers are aware of the practice of compounding, and they may work with your local compounding pharmacy to provide the right medication for you. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor today if you feel that a compounded prescription may be a better way to manage a health condition for you or your family member.
Does a compounding pharmacist have special training?
All pharmacists are taught in pharmacy school how to properly compound medications, and many compounding pharmacists have advanced training after pharmacy school graduation. Compounding pharmacists utilize their unique pharmacy skills, knowledge, and creativity to work with you and your prescriber to prepare medication in a dosage form that has been customized to your particular needs.
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