What is Compounding?
COMPOUNDING allows a pharmacist to prepare a customized medication that is not commercially available, or to place an available medication in a different dosage form to meet a specific patient need.
Not every patient will respond to traditional treatments and may have a unique medical circumstance. These patients may be helped through compounding. Let us try to help provide a solution to your medical problem.
Compounding solves problems
PROBLEM: Patient unable to swallow and injections undesirable.
SOLUTION: Preparation of an alternate dosage form that better suits the patients needs (such as lozenges, transdermal gels, suppositories, nasal sprays).
PROBLEM: Medication unavailable or discontinued by manufacturer.
SOLUTION: Pharmaceutical companies may stop making products due to limited demand and declining manufacturer profits. However, there are often patients for whom this product provided the best remedy. Using pharmaceutical-grade chemicals, we can compound a medication containing the same active ingredients as the discontinued product.
PROBLEM: Medication tastes bad.
SOLUTION: Each commercial product usually is available in one flavour. Some children and adults will find the flavour disagreeable and will not take the medication. We can prepare dosage forms in flavours people like, can vary the flavour from time to time (chronic medications), and usually can mask any unpleasant aftertaste.
PROBLEM: Allergic or intolerance to dyes/preservatives/lactose/colours/flavours/sugars.
SOLUTION: We can compound the medication without the additives to meet the special needs of patients with diabetes, lactose intolerances, and allergies.
PROBLEM: A different strength is needed other than what is available.
SOLUTION: Patients and owners of pets do not have to break unscored tablets into fourths or eighths to receive proper doses. If the best dose for a patient is 40mg rather than 25mg or 50mg, we can compound the required strength in capsule form.
PROBLEM: Natural hormones are needed rather than synthetic hormones.
SOLUTION: You may be thinking about alternatives to commercially available hormones that require compounding. We specialize in natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and can provide you with information on non-herbal alternatives to ProveraR, PremarinR, C.E.S.R, OgenR, EstraceR, EstradermR, etc. Please phone for more details.
ASK US ABOUT areas in which compounding may help conditions unresponsive to conventional therapy: e.g. fungal toenail infections, hemorrhoids/anal fissures, decubitus skin ulcers, diabetic neuropathy, nausea, pain management, plantar warts, arthritis, etc.