drugs can be compounded?
about anything really. Compounding pharmacies
can whip up drugs for you so you don't have to use that
pill cutter, so you can use it in the form of a gel,
as a lollipop, as a syrup instead of a pill. Whatever
makes it easy for you to get the required dosage. Commonly
compounded drugs include Bioidentical
formulations for children,
compounded medicines covered by my private health insurance?
compounded medicines are covered by your Private Health
Insurance. Your receipt that you get with your
medication can be submitted to your health fund for
a rebate claim. The amount you receive is dependent
on the health fund you are with and the plan you are
on. If you have any queries please send us an
my doctor know about compounding pharmacies?
do, and some don't. You can ask your doctor about
compounding and then have them get in touch with a compounding
compounded drugs work out to be more expensive?
necessarily. It can work out more but it all depends
on the ingredients required, the type of delivery method
chosen (eg syrup form instead of pill form), and the
preparation process. Compounding pharmacies have
access to very high quality ingredients and therefore
can offer competitive pricing compared to commercially
manufactured drugs. You need to also consider
other factors in your comparison of cost ie how much
gets wasted with conventional drugs because the patient
spits it out, the emotional stress from having to 'fight'
with the patient come medicine taking time etc.
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