What is compounding?

Drug compounding is often regarded as the process of combining, mixing, or altering ingredients to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient. Compounding includes the combining of two or more drugs.

Why do some patients need compounded drugs?

A drug may be compounded for a patient who cannot be treated with an FDA-approved medication, such as a patient who has an allergy to a certain dye and needs a medication to be made without it, or an elderly patient or a child who cannot swallow a tablet or capsule and needs a medicine in a liquid dosage form.


Are compounds covered by my insurance?

The short answer to this is: sometimes, but not always. Many times there may be a single ingredient in a compound that is not covered, and may be vital to the completed product. Rather than doing the equivalent of making a chocolate chip cookie without sugar, we will convert this to an out of pocket cash price. Compounds are customized products, so prices will vary, but below are some examples of our fair and competitive prices.

Single active ingredient creams:

$35 to $45

Two or more active ingredient creams:


Pain Creams and Gels:


Magic Mouthwash:


Low Dose Naltrexone Capsules:






Newman’s Nipple Cream:

$30/30 grams

Scream Cream:

$20/15 grams

Tretinoin Starter Pack:

$40/3 x 5 gram tubes of 3 strengths