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Compounding

What is it?

 

Compounding is the art and science of preparing customised medications to fit individual needs. Compounding enables prescribers and pharmacists to meet the special needs of patients. One of it's most important benefits is to those patients who have difficulties with commercially available medication. With a healthcare provider's consent, pharmacists can custom-prepare medications in a variety of unique dosage forms, including: capsules, oral liquids, troches, and lozenges, topical preparations, suppositories, eye and ear drops or ointments, nasal sprays and even sterile injections. The result; a way to take medication that helps increase patient compliance.

What does compounding mean to you?

Compounding means you are no longer limited in your choice of therapies. Our expertise in making compounds enables you to use medications that you may not have been able to use before. We can make medications without preservatives or dyes or other ingredients that you may have allergies to. We can change items from tablets to liquids or capsules. We may be able to combine many ingredients into a single product. Does your doctor want to try a product that is no longer available? Ask us! We may be able to make it for you.

Why do I need compounding?

Compounding gives people access to needed drugs that are:

 

  • Not Commercially Available
  • Not Economically Feasible to Manufacture
  • Tailored to meet the Customer's Individual's Needs
  • Able to be Altered in Flavour and Colour
  • Tailor made to a specific Drug Strength or Dose
  • Not supplied by non-Compounding Pharmacies

Preparation of these specialised products requires chemicals and equipment that are not available in most pharmacies. Our pharmacists have received extensive additional training in compounding techniques. We have a support network that generates constant exchange of ideas, innovations and techniques involving compounding, and includes several chemists and pharmacists who can research the feasibility of new formulations.

Compounding Without Compromise

There are several reasons why pharmacists compound prescription medications, the most important one being patient non-compliance. Many patients are allergic to preservatives or dyes, or are sensitive to standard drug strengths. With a physician's consent, a compounding pharmacist can change the strength of a medication, alter its form to make it easier for the patient to ingest and/or add flavour to it to make it more palatable. The pharmacist also can prepare the medication using several unique delivery systems, such as a sublingual troche or lozenge, a lollipop, or a transdermal gel. As an alternative for those patients who are having a difficult time swallowing a capsule, the compounding pharmacist can make a suspension instead.

Meeting Patient & Practitioner Needs

Our compounders focus on meeting special needs. This may involve compounding age/weight-appropriate pediatric medications, injections for impotency, medications for veterinarians in a variety of dosage forms and flavors, alternatives in hormone replacement therapy, or dosage options, such as transdermal gels when treating hospice patients. The ultimate goal in preparing any of these customised medications is to help the physician and patient achieve a more positive therapeutic outcome.

Compounding In Real Life

Often parents have a tough time getting their children to take their medicine because of the taste. A compounding pharmacist can work directly with the physician and the patient to select a flavoring agent, such as vanilla butternut or tutti-frutti, that provides both an appropriate match for the medication's properties and the patient's taste preferences.

Compounding pharmacists have also helped patients who are experiencing chronic pain. An example here would be arthritic patients who cannot take certain medications due to gastro-intestinal side effects. Working with their physician, a compounding pharmacist can provide them with a topical preparation containing the anti-inflammatory or analgesic, which their doctor prescribed for them.

Product Pick Up Locations


PharmaSave Aspley
1311 Gympie Rd
Aspley 4034


Your Solution Compounding
1/6 205 leitchs Rd
Brendale 4500

Win Health Coach Clinic
Suite 2 North Park Business Center
6 Babarra St, Stafford 4053

Your Solution Compounding
8/29 Florence St
Teneriffe 4005

Your Solution Compounding
The Corporate Centre
4/13 Norval Ct
Maroochydore 4558

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