Compounding is the art and science of creating personalized medicine. It all starts with a problem: the child who can’t swallow pills, the patient with a gluten allergy, the much-needed drug that’s in short supply. For whatever reason, many people aren’t served by mass-produced medications. A compounding pharmacy provides us with an innovative way to customize medications to able to provide a solution for our patients.
That’s where compounding pharmacies come in. Special flavorings, unique dosage forms, innovative delivery methods – using these tools and more, compounding pharmacies work with prescribers to fill a gap in health care through customized solutions for specific patient needs. Many compounds are specialized medication combinations or compounded in other forms that are not otherwise commercially available. Compounding is a great option to explore for people who:
For patients, compounding can be life-changing, even lifesaving. And it’s highly rewarding for compounding pharmacists and practitioners, helping them solve some of health care’s toughest challenges.
Our pharmacists are trained in compounding a wide variety of ointments, gels, syrups, suspensions, suppositories, capsules and other formulations that can make medications easier to take, address any special health problems, or just simply get you feeling better, faster.
Compounded medications are generally safe and effective for most patients who have talked to their doctor about their health and how a compounded medication can help them.
Medications are compounded and dispensed to patients only upon receipt of a valid patient-specific prescription.
Compounding requires a relationship between the patient, physician, and pharmacist. Together, we will work together to provide an alternative treatment option when and if the currently available treatment options are not the best fit for you.
If you have any questions on how compounding can be beneficial for you or your pets, we would love to answer any questions you have!
Compounding Services Include:
At Azalea Drugs, we have the highest standards when it comes to proper compounding techniques and environmental control. We stay on top of the most current state & federal laws, policies, and standards that are available to stay compliant on state and federal level in regards to compounding pharmacies. Our staff is constantly continuing their education in the compounding field to stay current on all aspects. Our pharmacy uses the highest quality of ingredients in our compounds and ensure high-grade prescriptions.
USP develops standards for compounding non-sterile medications to help ensure patient benefit and reduce risks such as contamination, infection or incorrect dosing. USP General Chapter <795> provides standards for compounding quality non-sterile preparations.
USP 795 provides standards for compounding quality non-sterile preparations.
A newer standard recently developed by the USP, it defines quality standards pertaining to hazardous drug preparation and minimizing exposure in order to protect patient and pharmacist safety. This guideline applies to all drugs deemed hazardous by the National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH).
We comply with The Georgia Board of Pharmacy Law and Policies regarding the newest USP guidelines, which went into effect November 1, 2023. We have designated compounding areas which meet specific quality control guidelines for the protection of our employees. We follow strict personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines as well as quality control testing. Our employees go through extensive initial training in addition to continued biennial and annual training.
We do not file insurance for compounds at our pharmacy. .
Depending on your insurance plan, patients may be reimbursed by sending in claim forms. Many insurance companies will reimburse compounded prescriptions; however, we suggest that you consult with your insurance provider for eligible benefits.
We do provide insurance claim forms that you can submit for reimbursement. We are more than happy to give your insurance company any information needed to process your reimbursement claim form
We ask for at 48 BUSINESS hours to complete all medications, as they are made specifically for you in the order they are received. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality products for our patients and their families. We strive to have all prescriptions ready for pick-up before 48 business hours.
Please keep this in mind, and do not wait until last minute to request refills so we have the time to contact your physician for additional refills if they are needed.
If there is anything we can do for you, please feel free to reach out to us at anytime! Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for understanding this for our staff.
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