Pharmacy
FAQS

1.What is compounding?
Compounding is the art and science of customizing medications for an individual. The medicine                                                                               is prepared inside a lab using a mixture of approved ingredients that are recommended by clinicians. 

2. Why should I use a compounding pharmacy?
Many individuals have specialized demands with regards to taking a medicine. Some individuals cannot swallow pills or want their medicine place in different forms such as: creams, gels, fluids, tablets, and capsules. Other individuals may prefer a dosage which is not accessible or they may require a drug which has been discontinued or on back purchase. Many individuals are hypersensitive to the excipients, dyes, and fillers selected inside capsules and medications.  Whatever the requirements, a compounding pharmacy will provide assistance and education to offer customized treatments that cannot obtained through a traditional retail pharmacy. 

3. How are you different from other pharmacies?
Unlike traditional pharmacies which dispense treatments in mass, every prescription medication that we dispense is prepared inside our laboratory, pursuant to a physician’s prescription and based on an individual needs. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment, along with providing an extensive elements analysis and drug therapies, to guarantee the best medicine is offered. Our focus is on solving medication issues to provide the maximum result for all patients.

4. Can I transfer an existing prescription to your pharmacy?
Absolutely! One of our pharmacists will call the corresponding pharmacy to transfer these prescriptions. We welcome the chance to earn your business!

5. What does the prescription filling process work?
Step 1. The pharmacy will receive the prescription from your clinician. 

Step 2. Our representative will contact you and then will call your insurance provider to verify your coverage. Once insurance coverage is approved, your prescription will be filled.

Step 3. We will deliver all local prescriptions and will ship the remaining prescriptions to appropriate locations. Expect arrival at your address within *24 hours (*note: this depends on when the prescription orders are received).

6. How do I apply the medication cream, ointment, or gel?
Please click on this link Cream Instructions or contact us at (919) 295-0925.

7. What are the side effects and warnings of a transdermal cream?
Keep in mind that all medicines have potential side effects. Patients may experience minor side effects, such as redness or skin rash. If a skin rash develops, it is most often the result of an allergy or improper application. The patient should contact their doctor or pharmacist if any adverse reactions or other issues that are experienced. The compound cream may need to be reformulated. Aspirar Pharmacy will work with your physician to determine the new formulation.

8. Do patients become addicted? 
Compounded medications applied topically show little or to no evidence of psychological or physical dependence. The reason for this lack of dependence is that these compounded drugs are applied topically and do not contain medicines that are addictive. Patients with drug-seeking behaviors experience will experience none of the side effects from the topically applied pain creams that they would normally expect from opiate oral pain medications.

9. Why was my script called into your pharmacy and not my neighborhood pharmacy?  
We are a compounding pharmacy, unlike your neighborhood pharmacy or retail location. We compound the prescriptions you are unable to get filled at a general pharmacy. We customize your prescription medication based on your physician’s specifications.

10. How do clinicians prescribe? 
You can contact us directly at (919) 295-0925 or by email at ask@aspirarpharmacy.com. A representative contact you within 24 hours.

11. Why should I suggest compounded medications to my patients? 
When regular prescriptions are not working for your patient, a compounded prescription offers a more individualized approach. By making the medication specific to the patient, the patient can become more compliant with the therapy and receive the therapeutic result desired. Compounded medications also allow you to continue to use formulations that are not available on the mass market, thus expanding the choices available to the patient. Prescribing compounded medications for your patients also lets the patient know that you are treating them as an individual. This can help strengthen your relationship with your patient.

12. What compounding equipment do you use? 
We use the latest state-of-the-art equipment to formulate our topical and transdermal creams, ointments, and gels. These include:

Electric EXAKT Ointment Mill 50 - The three roll mills can both break open all kinds of agglomerates and powder nests and reduce particle sizes. This creates substances of the greatest fineness and quality for creams, ointment, and gels.

Electric Mortar & Pestles (Unguator) - The electronic and electro mortar and pestles provide pharmacists with a modern way to compound creams, gels, and ointments.

Electronic (Digital) Balance - This device is absolutely necessary for efficient and accurate compounding.


If you need additional information, please contact us via email at ask@aspirarpharmacy.com or call us at (919) 295-0925.

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