Compounding FAQ

Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and innovation allowing highly trained professional to prepare customized medication to meet each patient’s specific need. Compounded medications are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. Compounding plays a crucial role in the pharmaceutical industry by providing physician and patients solutions that are not commercially available.

With increased regulatory measures in the past dedicate, compounding pharmacies are required to abide by the strict requirements of USP 795 and USP 800. Compounding pharmacies are regulated by their state board of pharmacy and their credential entities which ensure that exceptional quality and standards are met.


Yes, compounding is legal throughout the United States. The chemicals used by compounding pharmacies are obtained from FDA inspected and approved facilities. Compounding has been part of healthcare since the origins of pharmacy, and is widely used today in all areas of the industry, from hospitals to nuclear medicine. Over the last decade, compounding’s resurgence has largely benefited from advances in technology, quality control and research. The Food and Drug Administration has stated that compounded prescriptions are both ethical and legal as long as they are prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a specific patient and compounded by a licensed pharmacy.

All of our compounding is performed by qualified, licensed pharmacists and technicians who have undergone extensive training and education in the field of compounding. Our pharmacists and technicians are trained to exceed industry standards and are routinely validated for performance. We only use ingredients that are acquired by FDA registered chemical suppliers to ensure purity and potency.

Yes. A written prescription from a licensed practitioner or veterinarian is required for compounded medications. Compounding pharmacists work together with both practitioners and their patients to develop a customized therapy for each patient.

A patient may have a specific need that a commercially available option cannot fill. Your genetic makeup, disease state, disabilities and many other reasons may make compounded medication a good option for you.

  • Side effects of oral medications
  • Higher concentrations of medication at the treatment area
  • Combinations of medications to be used together at one time
  • Drug interactions
  • Medication delivered to low blood supply areas
  • Customized doses
  • Topical application to avoid oral use of medication
  • Different dosage forms/route of administration
  • Flavoring

When medications require flavor additives to make them more palatable for some patients, most often children.

Payment Types

ProCompounding accepts all major credit cards, checks, money orders and cash.

Insurance / Payments

ProCompounding is contracted with a large number of insurance providers and can bill many compounded formulations to those insurance companies. We are accredited for billing practices through FocuScripts, which allows ProCompounding to bill certain insurance companies that non-accredited compounding pharmacies cannot. The patient is only responsible for the copay the insurance assigns.

If the original prescribed compounded medication is not covered on insurance, ProCompounding will work diligently to find a covered option. Where insurance is not billable, we offer affordable cash options.

Worker’s Compensation

No, ProCompounding does not bill Worker’s Compensation claims.  We do offer affordable cash options and provide a Compounding Claim Form that you can submit to your Worker’s Compensation for possible reimbursement.

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