Tips for Making Prescription Refill Process Easier with a Compounding Pharmacy

Why does it take so long to refill a prescription? We receive this question a ton of times from new clients, which means a lot of people are not quite happy with how long it takes to get their RX refilled. Our compounding pharmacy has plenty of suggestions that will help speed up the process and make it a lot more hassle-free for you. Remember, your pharmacist may need time to process your order and ensure everything is met down to a tee. That’s because we’re working diligently to get everything spot, right from getting you the right medication at the right dosages. That being said, here are our tips on how to get your prescription refill faster and easier. 

Prioritize a pharmacy with convenient refill options

Most pharmacies allow you to refill your RX in a variety of ways. However, not all of them have all of the following provisions we’re going to talk about: 

  • In-person- You could get your RX refilled in person from your Compounding pharmacy Florida. Lest you prefer it, this however is usually a cumbersome and inconvenient way to go about the process
  • Over the phone- It’s also commonplace for pharmacies to have automated voice guides to you help through the RX order process
  • Online- Pharmacies may also provide provisions to order your RX online. However, some may require that you still pick up your refill in-person 
  • Mail- Additionally, you may also execute your RX refill order via the mail-order option that some pharmacies provide. 

Here at Bay Life, we offer an online, RX refill process that allows you to complete the RX process right from the comfort of your home. You only need to fill in a simple form to get your order going.  

Choose a pharmacy that does home deliveries

For the most part, many pharmacies that allow you to remotely submit your RX order online typically require you to physically show up to get your refill. That is not only inconvenient but also time-intensive, more so if you regularly require refills and have a busy schedule that never lets up. 

To make the process easier, we also recommend going with a compound pharmacy that has provisions for order delivery. For instance, we at Bay Life offer doorstep delivery on RX refill orders. This ensures you waste zero time and effort coming into our store to pick it up. Of course, there’s an in-person, pick-up option available should you please. However, we can also get you the medicines you need right to the convenience of your doorstep. 

Have your important prescription details handy 

Like we said before, you have several options at your fingertips regarding how you can go about getting your RX refilled. Whichever way you do it though, it will make things a lot easier and faster if you have important prescription information at the ready. 

The good news is that most of the data your compounding pharmacy needs to make the refill will already be on the prescription label, entailing data such as:

  • Prescription number
  • Number of Refills left
  • Pharmacy phone number and more

What happens if you threw it out by mistake? Well, your pharmacist may need to verify your identity first and then look up the prescription on their database. In this case, you want to bring with you an ID or your prescription card. 

Go to the pharmacy in the morning for in-person pickups

If you prefer to get your RX in person from your pharmacy of choice, it may be prudent to visit earlier in the day. Such stores can get quite busy leading up to the evening, once people- and doctors’ calls- start coming in. So if you want to beat the traffic then consider going for your RX order early in the morning. 

In the same breath, you also want to check in with your pharmacy over the phone before you come into the store. There’s nothing more frustrating than showing up to get your refill order only to be told that it’s not yet ready. Therefore, you want to call ahead to confirm that your order has been processed and is ready for pickup. The best pharmacies take it upon themselves to give you the heads up. 

Talk with your doctor about compounding

Did you know that over 20% of US citizens aged 40 and above have no less than 4 prescriptions running? If you’re juggling several pills, keeping up with refills for each one can be such a task. A lot more people are taking more pills than they need, hence have to go through multiple processes to get all their refills processed. And that’s where a compounding pharmacy in Florida such as Bay Life may be able to make things a lot easier for you. 

We’ll coordinate with your doctor to find out if there’s a more unified solution, in terms of compounding two or more prescriptions into just one medication. The result of this is that: 

  • You’ll spend less on your medication in the long run
  • Your RX refilling process will become shorter and way more convenient. 
  • There’s a reduced burden of having to keep up with so many pills

Aside from compounding to lower your number of prescriptions, our compound pharmacy can also compound to take out allergens from your medication, include a more palatable flavor, or possibly change the medication to a form you’re most comfortable with. 

Plan ahead

Our compound pharmacy also advises patients to submit a refill request before the prescription runs out. That’s because we may require a little processing time to get in touch with your doctor, who might not offer a response promptly. Moreover, we may need to also follow up with your insurance provider, among other processes that could take some time. So it’s important to submit your refill request early. Remember, it is possible to submit an RX refill request up to 7 days so don’t wait until the absolute last moment. For more help with your RX or for convenient and fast prescription refills, call us today.