Compounding for Providers
Pharmacy compounding has been around for centuries and is a well-regulated practice growing in popularity. If you’re a healthcare provider, you’ve likely been asked about the risks and potential benefits of using compounded medications. Lakeview Pharmacy is here to help with information on how the industry is regulated, additional information on the ailments compounding can help treat, and more. From chronic pain and hospice care to compounded solutions for your pets, providers can learn more about every aspect of pharmacy compounding here.
Working as a Team to Treat More
Our goal is to provide helpful information for doctors in order to help you help your patients. Compounding is the traditional method of preparing customized medications to meet the unique physician and patient needs. At Lakeview Pharmacy, we only use formulas from reputable sources and prepare non-sterile compounded medications. We often have the ability to compound medications that are commercially unavailable, reformulated and preservative and dye-free. Our compounding pharmacists have an extensive inventory of bulk chemicals, formulas, and equipment to meet many compounding requirements.
Let’s work together to custom compound medication that best fits the unique needs of your patient and improves their quality of life. If you have any questions, please contact us today or call Debbie at 262-632-0520.
Introducing Compounding to Your Patients:
- We work with you as the physician to prepare a customized compounded medication to fit the unique needs of your patient. We use multiple expert resources and stay on top of current trends.
- We are members of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacies, PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America), and Fagron and are committed to providing useful information for doctors. We receive top medical grade chemicals from the most reputable sources, and these credible organizations assist us with formulas, questions, concerns and help us remain up to date with regulation.
- We do not accept insurance for compounded medication. We determine the cost of the medication after we have a formulation. However, we always call the patient and inform them of the cost before we prepare it. We work hard to keep our costs competitive.
- Compounded medication may take up to 2-3 days to prepare after we receive the prescription from the physician and have a formula. Sometimes we have to order special chemicals from our suppliers.
- Nothing is too strange to us. If you and your patient have been struggling to find the correct treatment, let us help you. Custom compounded medication may be the key to meet their specific needs.
How to Write a Compounded Prescription
Our compounding pharmacists are eager to discuss formulations and answer any questions you may have to best meet your patient’s needs.
- Always begin the prescription with the words Compounded Medication.
- Names of the active ingredient/strength and dose (mg)
- Dispensing form (i.e. transdermal cream, suppository, capsule)
- Directions for use
Where Compounding Can Help
Integrating compounded medications into patients’ treatment plans can help alleviate issues, provide relief, and encourage adherence to the treatment provided. Compounding can help address many issues for patients including (but not limited to): crafting transdermal combination pain creams for Chronic Pain management, reducing the stress and discomfort for those in Hospice or Palliative care, and helping animals receive more easily taken medicine in Veterinary care.