What is Compounding?
The definition of compounding in its purest form is: the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients.
At Sona Compounding, we blend the science of pharmacy, with the art of preparing the perfect product, for each individual’s unique needs. We understand that a one size fits all approach is not always effective when it comes to your health. Everyone is different, and you may need a pharmacy product that is created to fit your individual needs.
How is a Compounded Product Different than a Manufactured “Off The Shelf” Pharmaceutical Product?
Compounded medications are created by mixing individual ingredients together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. Because compounded medications are created specifically for an individual’s unique needs, the process may take a little longer than simply pulling a premade capsule off the shelf. In most cases, we can have a compounded medication created within a day of receiving the prescription.
A manufactured product has already been made, packaged, and shipped to the pharmacy ready to be dispensed. These products follow the “one size fits all” philosophy.
Although compounded and manufactured products are different, both must meet the same stringent guidelines set forth by federal agencies that oversee medication purity and potency.
Do I Need a Prescription for a Compounded Medication? Can any Doctor Write a Compounded Prescription?
Yes, you will need a prescription for any compounded medication.
Any doctor, or provider, can write a compound prescription. You do not necessarily have to see a provider who specializes in compounding medication dosing forms.
Is a Compounded Prescription Expensive? Will my Insurance Cover it?
In general, most compounded prescriptions are not expensive. At Sona Compounding, we understand that a medication is not truly an option unless it is affordable as well. In the past few years, less and less insurances are covering compounds, so we strive to put options together that will not break the bank.
Because compounds are so unique, depending on the ingredients needed for a specific medication, cost varies. For this reason, we always ask the patient if the price is acceptable before we make a product.
We will also work with you and your doctor to find another effective solution if price becomes an obstacle.
Can you Recommend a Provider who will Write for Compounded Prescriptions?
Yes, we can. We work with numerous providers, both locally and regionally, so we have an extensive network of trusted providers.
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Stop by Sona Compounding today at 530 Hendersonville Road, or give us a call at (828)-782-5571 to learn more. We look forward to speaking with you soon!