Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a doctor's prescription for a compounded medication?
Yes, you need to obtain a prescription from your doctor. We can recommend several local expert physicians here. We can also accept prescriptions from your current doctor. If necessary, your doctor may consult our Compounding Pharmacist to ensure your needs are met.
Will my insurance cover compounded medications?
Many plans do cover compounded drugs. At Folsom Medical Pharmacy, we process many compounded medications through various insurances. Simply provide us with your insurance card and we will let you know in minutes!
Can my child (or my elderly parent) take compounded medication?
Yes, children and the elderly are often the types of patients who benefit most from compounding. Children may often have a tough time taking certain medications due to taste preferences. A compounding pharmacist can work directly with the physician and the patient to select a flavoring agent, such as strawberry or tutti frutti that provides both an appropriate match of the medication’s properties and the patient’s taste preferences.
Compounding pharmacists play a large role with helping patients who experience chronic pain. For example, some medications cause gastrointestinal side effects. Working with their physician, a compounding pharmacist can provide them with a topical preparation using the anti-inflammatory or analgesic their doctor has prescribed for them. Compounded prescriptions are also often used for pain management in hospice care.
Do you fill prescriptions for non-compounded drugs?
Yes. We do practically everything a basic pharmacy does and more!