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Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are made based on a practitioners prescription in which individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient.

As compounded drugs are customized to serve the individualized needs of patients, they are more in demand and serve patients’ interests better. Some patients may have allergies while taking a certain medication due to the presence of certain dyes, which can then be avoided in compounded medications. Some medicines are available in pill or capsule form, which may not be to the liking of children. A compounding pharmacist can make it in to a liquid form keeping all the same ingredients and make formulations that children will love
Compounded drugs are not FDA approved .However, compounded drugs are prepared by experienced and knowledgeable pharmacists in accordance with Federal quality standards. All states in the United States of America have laws that ensure pharmacists strictly follow healthy medical practices and strict safety standards that benefit the end user.
Commercial drugs are manufactured by companies in bulk and are not specifically aimed at any one single patient. Compounded drugs on the other hand are individually prepared to suit the customized demands of each patient.
Medicated prescriptions are written by qualified medical practitioners like Medical Doctors(M.D), doctors of osteopathic medicine(D.O) and naturopathic doctors(N.D)
 
All insurance companies do not have plans that cover compound medications; however, some insurance companies do have plans that cover compound medications also. It depends on each individual insurance company. Wallis pharmacy will provide patients with insurance claim form that they can send to their particular insurance carriers.
Patients should only buy medications from compound pharmacies that meet strict quality standards set forth by federal agencies. It so happens that some pharmacies use sub standard or adulterated ingredients while preparing their compound medications and this could result in sub standard medications being delivered to patients
 

A prescription from a licensed practitioner is required for compounded medications

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