Have you ever wondered, why use a compounding pharmacy? Here at Innovative Rx, we frequently field a lot of questions about the differences between our compounding pharmacy versus other retail pharmacies big and small. While we’re always happy to answer specific questions, we’ve compiled some “at a glance” information that covers some of the most notable differences between our compounding pharmacy here in Kearny, NE, and other retail pharmacies you may have used in the past.
Personalized education & care
At Innovative Rx, the nature of our services require that we truly get to know our customers. We take time to ensure that each customer receives adequate information, education, and counseling about their medications and anything related to their treatment.
This is especially true for our compounding customers as we collaborate to create something that works specifically for your needs, whatever that may be. Although you may have experienced more of a “grab and go” environment in bigger retail pharmacies, here, we make sure you have everything you need for successful treatment.
One standout difference between our compounding pharmacy and a retail pharmacy is that we are able to create custom dosages for your medications that are customized to your needs. It is important to note that compounding of any kind can only be done for prescriptions. We are not able to compound over the counter medications that aren’t prescribed.
Alternative delivery options
Our ability to offer medication in a variety of ways allows flexibility for children, pets, and adults alike. Having difficulty with pills? Turn your medication into a lollipop or liquid. Can’t get your pet to take their medicine? Put it into a treat or paw paste that makes administering necessary medication easier for everyone involved. Kiddo not feeling well? Medicated popsicles might just do the trick!
Diet & Allergy options
If you have specific dietary needs or allergies, our compounding pharmacy can create your prescriptions without allergens or restricted food ingredients. This makes it convenient for customers who may be diabetic, have Celiac’s disease, or other conditions and allergies that rule out standard ingredients.
Retail pharmacies must fill prescriptions with the medication provided to them by the manufacturer. They are not able to alter ingredients, dosages, or delivery methods. As a result, there is generally less time spent on consulting or client education. Options may be limited for individuals who need to avoid specific ingredients. All pharmacies serve a purpose in our industry and a retail pharmacy is a great option for patented medications that can’t be altered.
At Innovative Rx, we’re so proud of our standard of care and excited by the opportunity to provide customized care for all your compounding pharmaceutical needs as well as consultation and support with supplements! Feel free to contact us with any questions and we look forward to serving you soon.