A compounded prescription has to contain all the same legal information that you would typically find on a prescription:
Drug name, strength, and form
- If it’s a combination product it’s easiest and most clear if each strength is listed with each drug name
Ex: Baclofen 2%/Gabapentin 6%/Ketoprofen 10% Topical Gel
(not clear: Baclofen/Gabapentin/Ketoprofen 2-6-10%)
Ex: Apply 1ml to painful areas 2-3 times per day.
- Amount to dispense or days supply (if daily usage is clear)
Ex: 90ml (30 day supply)
Refills – Because manually entered prescriptions in e-scripts may not trigger the “control signature”, be aware any controls will be limited to 6 months of 5 refills for C3-5, or no refills for any C2s. If the controlled prescription is not signed appropriately, we will have to call your staff to get approval to fill the prescription or ask for a written copy.
Questions about what we can and can’t do? Call us and press 602 to get to a pharmacist. We’d love to discuss what we can do to help you and your patients!
PLEASE NOTE: We cannot compound a prescription only because the patient can’t afford what’s commercially available. We can compound a prescription because the patient can’t tolerate something in the commercially available product (very common issue with topical preparations is propylene glycol, a known skin sensitizer). The FDA clarified the “similar” rule to being 3% difference.