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Frequently Asked Questions

Can Sixth Avenue Medical Pharmacy fill my regular prescriptions?

Yes, in addition to offering you and your family customized compounded prescriptions, Sixth Avenue Medical Pharmacy also fills regular prescriptions written by your primary care practitioner. We accept most insurance plans and offer free mailing via USPS.

If I already get my prescriptions filled at another pharmacy
how can I get them filled at Sixth Avenue Medical Pharmacy?

We will gladly transfer your prescriptions and fill them for you. Due to the busy nature of most pharmacies please allow extra time for us to transfer them.

What types of medications can be compounded?

We can compound several types of medications. These include: medications that are backordered or have been discontinued, physician specific dosage forms, combination medications, etc. We serve a variety of specialties with our compounding services; Veterinary, Bio-Identical Hormones, Dental, Sports Medicine, Dermatology, Chronic Pain and many more.

Why do compounded medications take longer to fill than a traditional prescription?

Each compounded medication is custom made by our experienced staff at the time of order. Due to the complicated nature of these prescriptions we ask that you give us 24-48 hours notice prior to needing your prescription.

Why get a compounded medication?

Having the ability to customize medications to meet the unique needs of our patients and their doctors can provide innovative and insightful solutions to difficult problems. There are several reasons why pharmacists compound prescription medications; medicines which are no longer available commercially or have been backordered by the manufacturer, custom strengths, specialty dosage forms, etc. Yet, the most important one is patient noncompliance. Many patients are allergic to preservatives or dyes, or are sensitive to standard drug strengths. With a physician’s consent, our compounding pharmacists can change the strength of a medication, alter its form to make it easier for the patient to ingest, and/or add flavor to it to make it more tasteful. Our pharmacists also can prepare the medication using several unique delivery systems, such as a sublingual troche or lozenge, lollipop, cream or a transdermal gel. Or, for those patients who are having a difficult time swallowing a capsule, our compounding pharmacist can make a liquid suspension as well.

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