Do we offer mail?
Yes for a fee we can mail any standard prescription via USPS. There may be an additional free for signature confirmation if requested or needed. Prescriptions that are to remain frozen from pharmacy to patient must be shipped out via FEDX overnight at the FEDX rate for that specific address. Usually ranges between $20 and $50. We are not responsible for lost prescriptions once they leave the pharmacy, any delivery issues must be addressed with the carrier.
Can Koru Pharmacy fill my regular prescriptions?
Yes, in addition to offering you and your family customized compounded prescriptions, Koru Pharmacy also fills regular prescriptions written by your primary care practitioner. We accept most insurance plans.
If I already get my prescriptions filled at another pharmacy how can I get them filled Koru 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 3-4 business days prior to needing your prescription. For mailed prescriptions we recommend calling at least one week in advance.
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.