What is Compounding?
Compounding is the art and science of customizing medications to fit individual needs.
Who prepares compounded prescriptions?
One of our specially trained and highly knowledgeable pharmacists or Board Certified Pharmacy Technicians prepares the compounded prescriptions.
What are the qualifications of your compounding pharmacists?
Our pharmacists are registered pharmacists in the state of Ohio. Each of our pharmacists has obtained extensive training and education in compounding through universities, intense workshops, and symposiums. Our pharmacists hold certificates for diabetes management and cholesterol management. They are also trained in the management of hormonal imbalances, nutritional and natural supplements, women’s and men’s health issues, pain management and veterinary medications. Our pharmacists continue to refine their compounding and consulting skills by attending regional, national and international seminars for continuing education.
How do you ensure accuracy, precision and sterility when formulating medications?
At Clinical Apothecaries, we use state-of-the-art equipment, chemicals, FDA approved medications and advanced techniques to compound and ensure quality products. Our facility features a laminar flow hood to maintain a sterile environment when preparing ophthalmics and injectable products. We have electronic balances for the accurate weighing of raw materials, encapsulation machines to precisely fill capsules of various sizes and other precision equipment utilized in the preparation of each prescription.
What are your areas of expertise?
Our areas of expertise include Natural/Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement, women and men’s health issues, autism, multiple sclerosis, nutritional and natural supplementation, pain management and veterinary medications.
What dosage forms can you formulate?
Using the art and science of compounding, coupled with today’s technology, the list of compounded medications is limitless. Clinical Apothecaries can compound virtually any dosage form including, but not limited to the following:
- Flavored Troches (chewable and sublingual)
- Medicated lozenges and lollipops
- Veterinary formulations
- Topical and transdermal gels and creams
- Rectal and vaginal suppositories
- Urethral inserts
- Capsules (regular-release, sustained-release, delayed-release, powder filled or oil filled)
- Suspensions, solutions and emulsions
- Sugar-free, lactose-free and/or preservative-free formulations
- Pediatric formulations
- Creams and ointments
- Sterile eye drops and ointments
- Medicated lip balms
- Sprays (skin, throat and nasal)
What flavors for medications are available to help make it easier to dose my child or pet?
We can flavor or re-flavor just about any medication to make it easier to administer to children, adults and even pets.
How can prescriptions be ordered?
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for physicians and patients to order a custom compounded prescription. Physicians may call us or fax a copy of the written prescription to our pharmacy. Patients may drop off the prescription or mail it directly to us.
You can also order your refills directly on our website through our convenient refill form.
Once you receive a prescription from me, how long will it be before I receive it?
Depending on the complexity of preparing your compounded prescription, it may be ready for pick up or delivery the same day or the next day. Each prescription’s preparation time varies and can be discussed with one of our friendly staff members.
Will my insurance cover the cost of compounded prescriptions?
Each insurance company and plan is different. As a service to you, Clinical Apothecaries will complete any necessary forms to help you get reimbursed for your compounded prescriptions. With each prescription, we will also include a Universal Claim Form with our portion completed. Most insurance companies do cover the cost of compounded prescriptions. Call your insurance company to ask them if they will reimburse compounded prescriptions.
What are the payment options?
We accept cash, checks, MasterCard and Visa. On all orders requiring shipping, a MasterCard or Visa number will be obtained prior to shipment.
What types of delivery service are offered?
Our standard delivery is UPS Ground or next day air, depending on the nature of the prescription and the location to which the shipment is being sent. Most prescriptions are prepared and shipped within 24 hours after being received by our pharmacy. Local patients may arrange to pick up their prescriptions by calling the office for a pick up time.
How can I contact a pharmacist or technician to have my in depth questions answered?
Contact one of our highly trained pharmacists or technicians via the contact form on our contact page or call the pharmacy at 330-721-7949.
What are your business hours?
We are in the office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.