What Is Compounding?
There are benefits associated with compounding, many of which focus on providing patients with pharmaceutical products that have been customized to fit their own unique needs when standard FDA-approved drugs fail to do so, become unavailable, or are no longer produced by a pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Compounding medicine is the process by which a trained pharmacist makes a custom medication typically for a specific patient or for specific groups of patients.
At Webster Pharmacy, we also believe that compounding professionals should receive ongoing training in compounding to stay up-to-date with this art since most pharmacists no longer practice compounding.
Some of the groups we compound for include:
- Men’s Health
- Women’s Health
- Pediatric Health
- Veterinary Health
Types of Compounding
- It can be difficult to find the right solution for skin concerns such as acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, or even cosmetic concerns such as fine lines and deep wrinkles. Many skin care products can leave unwanted side effects such as dry, thinning, red, peeling, and irritated skin. At Webster Pharmacy, compounding allows for the right medications to be customized to the patient’s needs by carefully selecting the right moisturizing agents, non-irritating bases, and hypoallergenic products to treat your concerns based on your skin type. Compounding Solutions for dermatological concerns come most often in the form of creams, ointments, gels, sprays, topical powders, and shampoos.
- Functional Medicine Practitioners
- Gastroenterologist & Proctologist
- ENT Practitioners
- Urgent Care and Emergency Medicine
Our Compounding Professionals Can Prepare:
- Personalized dosage forms a custom dose of each medication for each individual.
- Medications in dosage forms that are not commercially available, such as transdermal gels, troches, “chewies”, and lollipops.
- Medications are free of problem-causing excipients such as dyes, sugar, lactose, or alcohol.
- Combinations of various compatible medications into a single dosage form for easier administration and improved compliance.
- Medications that are not commercially available because of an increased demand or chemical shortage.
- Low dose naltrexone capsules, solutions, and topical creams
- Vaginal and Rectal suppositories
Our Compounding Professionals will not prepare:
- Medications that are commercially available
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Will my insurance pay for my compound? Typically not, from our experience insurance companies cover products on their formularies. A lot of times the bases and excipients we used are not on their formularies so they will only cover the active ingredients. They also do not pay for the pharmacist(s) time involved in preparing the compound.
- Can I use my FSA or HSA account to cover compounded products? Yes
- Does Webster Pharmacy prepare Injectable meds? We are currently working on building out our sterile pharmacy.