When we get a prescription from the doctor, we naturally present it at the pharmacy and expect that it will be filled right away. If your pharmacist was unable to fill your prescription because they had stopped providing the medication, what would you do? It would no doubt be a very distressing situation.
Some medications are no longer available because they become discontinued. It’s also possible for a pharmacy to run short of medication. This doesn’t mean however, that patients don’t need them. Fortunately, there is a solution to this issue that will not involve going without or heading back to the doctor’s office to discuss other treatment options.
Compounding For Unavailable Or Discontinued Medications
If you are looking for a medication that is unavailable or no longer being sold, our discontinued medication compounding service can help.
If the issue is that you require a specific form of the medication that is no longer being mass produced, we can provide that for you as well. Our compounding pharmacists at The Compounding Pharmacy of America, regularly work with patients who require their medications in alternative forms, such as:
- Topical gels and creams
- Capsules or tablets
- Oral solutions
- Injection solutions
Compounding Can Help You Find The Right Dose
In some cases, only certain dosages or forms of a drug have been discontinued. Our compounding pharmacy can find a similar medical ingredient and compound it into the right dosage, form (and flavor, if appropriate) for you.
Compounding Pharmacists Prepare Medications For Patients With Sensitivities
Do you or a loved one have a sensitivity to one or more ingredients commonly used in medications, such as gluten, sugar, dyes or preservatives? We can prepare your medication to your specifications and allergies.
Choose The Better Pharmacy Alternative
All of the services provided by our compounding pharmacists are provided at fair and reasonable prices. If your corner pharmacy has stopped selling your prescription, you have an alternative to get the medication you need.
Our compounding pharmacists are standing by to answer your questions, and we do accept insurance plans with benefits covering compounding services. We can also arrange to have your medication conveniently delivered to your doctor’s office or directly to you!
Chief Operating Officer, The Compounding Pharmacy of America
Matthew Poteet, Pharm.D. graduated with Honors from Lee University with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Science. After his undergraduate training, he completed the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy, graduating in 2004. Dr. Poteet has spent much of his pharmacy career on staff at two of the most prestigious academic teaching hospitals in the Southeast; Emory University in Atlanta and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. At these institutions he received extensive experience and training in sterile products compounding.
He returned home to East Tennessee in 2010, where he has held the position of Pharmacy Director at two sterile products pharmacies in Knoxville. Matthew lives in Knoxville with his wife, Chris. Dr. Poteet is Tennessee’s first Board Certified Anti-Aging Pharmacist by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.