Compounding allows us to create custom medications specifically for you. To learn more about our ability to customize your meds, contact us today at (903)758-6164.
What is Compounding?
Compounding provides an innovative way for pharmacists to customize medications to fit the needs of their patients. 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. Other reasons for compounding are Hormone Therapy, Chronic Pain Management, Veterinary Medications and much more. Many compounds are specialized medication combinations that are not otherwise commercially available.
Our compounding pharmacist Susan is trained in compounding a wide variety of ointments, gels, syrups, suspensions, suppositories, capsules and other formulations that can make medications easier to take. With over 36 years experience as a pharmacist, Susan can help you address any special health problems to get you feeling better faster.
With over 50 years of combined experience, our compounding technicians Brian and Denise are specially trained in formula preparation. Their immense knowledge along with their personalized care, ensures the safety and wellness of our patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are compounded prescriptions covered by insurance?
While most compounds are not covered by insurance, some health insurance plans will cover compounded medications. Check with your insurance company to see if you have coverage. Depending on the nature of the product, these medications may be just as affordable as your conventional prescriptions. Our team will work with you to find the best pricing possible for your needs.
What make compounded medications different from commercially available medications?
Mass-produced drugs are manufactured by drug companies for the general population with no specific patient in mind. Compounded medications are ordered by your doctor and individually prepared by the pharmacy in the exact strength, dosage and formulation to meet your specific needs. For example,
*Oral liquids can be compounded for those patients who have difficulty swallowing tablets.
* Certain ingredients can be excluded from compounded medications due to allergies.
* Custom flavors can be added to unpleasant oral products for human and veterinary patients.
*Multiple medications can often be combined into a single dose.
*Many medications can be formulated into topical preparations to allow direct absorption through the skin and to avoid certain unwanted side effects.
*Please note that the tool on this page is for informational purposes only and not all compounding services are offered by Louis Morgan Drugs #4.