Filling a prescription isn’t always a one-size-fits-all approach. Sometimes you need a medication that isn’t commercially available from a manufacturer. You may need a different form or dosage of the medication, or you may have an allergy to an ingredient in the standard formula. If that’s the case, you likely won’t be able to get your prescription filled at a commercial pharmacy. Here are a few reasons why you should choose our local compounding pharmacy over a chain.
1. Customized Medication Solutions
Our local compounding pharmacy is able to customize medications to suit your specific needs. That may include creating a customized strength of the drug per your doctor’s request, or making the drug in a different form than the manufactured medication. Patients who have difficulty swallowing pills can get a liquid or chewable form to make it easier to take the medication. We can also compound drugs without allergens or non-essential ingredients to which you may have negative reactions. We can remove dyes, sugars, gluten, and other additives to meet your needs. Anytime you need a medication that isn’t commercially available on the market, our local compounding pharmacy can create just what you need.
2. Specialized Tools and Training
Not all chain pharmacies have the necessary equipment and training to compound complex medications. True professional compounding involves more than just mixing powders with bases or diluting existing medications. The highly skilled pharmacists at our local compounding pharmacy have been trained to consider chemical properties and reactions to prepare medications safely and effectively. Our team knows how to choose the best form, dosage, and formulation that will work best for you as an individual. We have all the necessary state-of-the-art equipment, such as balances, mortars and pestles, spatulas, ointment slabs, dispensers, and others, that chain pharmacies may not have or be trained to use.
3. Personalized Services
Another one of the benefits of choosing our local compounding pharmacy over a chain is the availability of personalized services. Not only can we fill prescriptions and compound customized medications, but we provide a variety of other personalized health services as well. We offer custom multi-dose pouch packaging to enhance patient safety and make it easier to keep track of multiple medications. We also help you protect yourself and your loved ones with immunizations. Other services we offer include health monitoring, special order products, and free home delivery. An additional service patients love is the ability to meet with a member of our expert pharmacy team in a one-on-one health consultation to discuss medication questions and health concerns.
4. Lower Costs
Our local compounding pharmacy can help you save money on medication costs. Chain pharmacies tend to have a higher profit margin, which means they charge more to make more money from the prescription drugs they sell. Local pharmacies have a lower profit margin and more flexibility to match or beat competitors’ prices. We want you to be able to afford the medication you need, so we’ll work with you to get the price of your medications as low as possible.
5. Support Local Business
Another great reason to choose our local compounding pharmacy is because it helps support the local economy right here in Republic, MO. Hines Street Pharmacy is an independent, locally owned pharmacy. By choosing our local pharmacy, you’re keeping money within the community instead of sending it out to big chain pharmacy corporations. This helps our local economy flourish and allows us to in turn spend that money at other local businesses in the community to support the local economy.
Reach Out to Hines Street Pharmacy Today
These are some of the biggest reasons to choose our local compounding pharmacy over a chain. Are you interested in getting a prescription filled or a medication compounded, or would you like to utilize our other personalized health services? If so, please reach out to us at Hines Street Pharmacy today! We can’t wait to hear from you soon!