What does 'Rx' stand for?

“Rx” or “Rx” is the symbol for a medical prescription.

What is a prescription?

A medical prescription is an order (usually in written form) by a qualified health care professional to a pharmacist for a medicine to be provided to their patient. A prescription is a legal document, which not only instructs in the preparation and provision of the medicine or device, but indicates the prescriber takes responsibility for the clinical care of the patient and the outcomes that may or may not be achieved.

What is compounding? What's a compound?

Compounding is the process of mixing drugs by a pharmacist to fit the unique needs of a patient. For example, a patient allergic to the dyes used in a pill can obtain a doctor’s prescription for the necessary medicine to be compounded without the offending dye. Compounded medicines (called “compounds”) are custom-formulated to provide an alternative when commercially prepared medicines do not address your specific needs.

What is the difference between a regular pharmacy and a compounding pharmacy?

Regular pharmacies only offer medications already mass-produced on the market. Compounding pharmacies like Stevens’s specialize in making custom-tailored drugs, in addition to offering the same non-compounded and over-the-counter drugs that patients can obtain from regular pharmacies.


Why would I need a compounded preparation?
  • The medication you need is not produced commercially
  • To tailor the dosage of your medication
  • To provide an altered method of chemical delivery
  • To avoid allergies to ingredients found in non-compounded drugs

We can compound any item in any dosage form customized to your individual needs such as: Balm, Capsule, Cream, Gummibears, Gels, Organo-Lecithin gel, Transdermal Gels, Liquid, Lip Balm, Lollipop, Lozenges, Popsicle, Suppository, Sprays.

We can also customize flavors to suit the taste of the patient. At Steven’s, we will compound any medication, in any dosage form, prepared to the doctor’s exact specifications.

Do you fill prescriptions for non-compounded drugs?

Yes. We do everything a basic pharmacy does and more!

How do I obtain a compounded preparation?

First, your physician must prescribe it to you and either write you a prescription or call our pharmacy. Then you must place an order with us.

How do I get my prescription filled or refilled by Steven's?

Visit our Fill Rx page for detailed information on how to place an order.

Can I transfer my prescription from another pharmacy?


Can I place an order online or via e-mail?

No, you must either call in your order or fill out our fax form and fax it. Visit our Fill Rx page for detailed information on how to place an order.

Do you ship nationally?


Do you ship internationally?

We are able to ship all over-the-counter drugs internationally. We can even ship prescription drugs, as long as they are prescribed by a physician licensed in the U.S. Contact our pharmacy to discuss your options.

Health Care Professionals

Why should I offer my patients compounded prescriptions?

It gives your patients medication tailored to their needs, shows you care, and gives them extra satisfaction.

How do I write a prescription for a compounded medicine?

You must include the generic names of active ingredients and the strength/dose of each (i.e. mg or %). Also, you must indicate dosage form (i.e. suppository, transdermal gel, lollipop, etc.), quantity, and directions for use.

For your convenience, we offer an online example of a compounded prescription form, which you can copy or use for reference here.

What products do you offer for Health Care Professional use?

For Dentists & Dental Hygienists:

  • Profound – pulpal anesthestic gel
  • Profpet – pulpal anesthestic gel
  • Depblu – pulpal anesthestic gel
  • Cyclone – dental anesthetic rise