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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 Q: WHAT IS A COMPOUNDING PHARMACY?

 A: A compounding pharmacy specializes in a pharmacy compounding – the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are made based on a practitioners prescription in which individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient.

 

According to the US FDA, in general, compounding is a practice in which a licensed pharmacist, a licensed physician, or, in the case of an outsourcing facility, a person under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, combines, mixes, or alters ingredients of a drug to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient.

 

Q: WHAT TYPES OF MEDICATION CAN A COMPOUNDING PHARMACY MAKE?

A: A compounding pharmacy can offer a wide range of unique solutions for such as Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, needs in Dermatology and Cosmeceuticals, Pain Management, Nutritional Supplements, Sports Medicine, Dental Care, Pediatric Compounding and even Veterinary Medicine.

 

Specially compounded medications can come in different delivery systems and forms like creams, capsules, lozenges, troches, suspensions and even sprays. Apotheca Integrative Pharmacy specializes in the following: 

  •  Thyroid medication capsules
  •  Bio-identical hormone therapy creams 
  •  HCG sublingual drops for Weight Loss, and 
  •  Pain medication creams

 

Q: DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION TO ORDER OR REFILL COMPOUNDS? 

A: Yes. 

Q: IF I DON'T HAVE A PRESCRIPTION, WHAT CAN I DO?

A: We recommend you first check with your Doctor and let him or her know about your interest in custom compounded medication for you to be given a prescription. If you are in need of one, we can refer you to our healthcare practitioner affiliates. Please call us and we will be happy to provide you more details. 

 

Q: WHAT’S YOUR DELIVERY POLICY? 

A: We deliver across the Philippines and use courier services of such as Xend, LBC, Grab and Deliverry Services. For COMPOUNDED MEDICATION, we usually deliver to clinics although they can be picked up in the store, as prearranged with your Doctor. For RETAIL PRODUCTS, we offer free delivery for a minimum purchase of P1,500.00 around Metro Manila.

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE SUGAR-FREE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE?

A: We carry a variety of sugar-free delights in store and they range from seeds powdered herbs and fruit, chips, nuts, to cookies and more. 

On the other hand, we do carry goods sweetened by stevia, coco sugar, chocolate and honey.

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE VEGETARIAN PRODUCTS?

A: Some of our vegetarian products include nuts and seeds, veggy-based soups and chips, dehydrated snacks like fruit and vegetables, powdered herbs, organic rice, jams, beverages, and of course - organic fresh fruits and vegetables in season. 

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE GLUTEN-FREE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE?

A: We also carry some gluten-free choices. Give us a visit to find all these wholesome goodness at hand.