What is compounding?
Pharmacy compounding is a highly specialised practice in which a qualified pharmacist combines, mixes, or alters ingredients in response to a prescription to create a medication tailored to the medical needs of an individual patient. Pharmacy compounding serves a crucial public health need if a patient cannot be treated with an TGA-approved medication.
Some of the ways Compounding can help.
To Help With Compliance
Children’s Preparations can be made more palatable.
Animal Medications can be reduced in size, put in flavoured dose forms or into transdermal creams.
Reduce Side Effects
Pain Management ~ topical high strength preparations can penetrate through the skin to have a local effect.
Individual Needs ~ not one size fits all, in particular;
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement ~ practitioners will draw on pathology and their knowledge to find the right balance.
Amino Acids and Nutraceuticals ~ new medical testing can determine the biochemistry of different individuals to assist in finding a person’s requirements.
Herbs, Vitamins and Minerals can be made without lactose, gluten and gelatin to assist with intolerances and allergies.
Through a large range of suppliers both from Australia and Overseas we can access many different ingredients.