What is Compounding?
Compounding is how pharmacy started. Since doctors have prescribed medications, patients brought these to their apothecary (pharmacist) and they would make the medication from bulk powders, herbs, plants, etc. Compounding takes raw ingredients much like cooking a recipe to make individual medications for individual patients.
Why would I want my medication compounded?
For all the mass produced drugs out there, none are made specifically for you based on your symptoms, health history, and desired results. Compounding allows a true 3 legged relationship between you, the patient, your doctor and us to come up with a formula and specific ingredients for you. Also, we can make the medication into virtually any form that is the most appealing. We are able to create anything from capsules, lozenges, suspensions and other oral meds to gels, creams, and suppositories in order to maximize the benefit for you.
Will insurance pay for this?
The answer is maybe. Most insurance will cover compounded medications without a prior authorization, but most of the time it is at the highest tier copay. Usually that “non-preferred brand” copay is higher that our discounted cash price. We will always check with your insurance first and if we can get it covered at a cheaper price for you that is exactly what we will do.
I heard that compounded medications aren’t tested or safe. Is that true?
Like any medication or therefore any product you put on or in your body, there is a risk involved. While we cannot speak for every compounding pharmacy, we want to let you know that we do test the potency of our products using a method called “skip lot” testing. This means that when we develop a new formula we send the 1st batch off to ensure that our method is correct and as long as that comes back within range, we continue to test that dosage form monthly to make sure the products we are producing always meet regulations. As for safety, we can say that the chemicals we receive are the highest quality and the product we produce with them will be exactly what the doctor ordered for you. They are as “safe” as something made just for you can be.
Toll Free Phone: 855-201-4095
Toll Free Fax: 844-202-9452
Carefree Compounding & Wellness
2525 W Carefree Hwy
Bldg 1, Ste 106
Phoenix, AZ 85085
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9am to 6pm
Closed Weekends & Holidays