VETERINARY COMPOUNDING PHARMACY
Drug compounding for veterinary patients can simplify the process of medicating animals when using flavors in medications that are readily acceptable by animals.
Does your dog or cat prefer liver, chicken pot pie, bacon, or tuna? How about your parrot or guinea pig? Perhaps they prefer something more fruit flavored like raspberry or cherry.
The possibilities are endless and our pharmacy staff will work with you and your veterinarian to find the flavor and administration route most appropriate to even the most exotic critters. Please contact our compounding medication pharmacies to discuss the dosage form, strength, and medication or combination that is most appropriate for your pets.
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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