Why would you want a compounded medicine?

Why would you want a compounded medicine?

The demand for professional compounding has increased as healthcare professionals and patients realise that the “one size fits all approach” of commercially available medications do not meet the needs of many patients, and that these patients often have a better response to a customised dosage form made specifically for them. Compounding allows the doctor and patient to be totally in control of all aspects of treatment. This means the choice of medication, dosage, the way that dose is administered (eg capsule, liquid, lozenge, transdermal etc) and what fillers and excipients are used. These are all choices that can be made by the doctor and patient.

Modern Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing specially trained professionals to prepare customised medications. Compounding is fundamental to the profession of pharmacy and was a standard means of providing prescription medications before drugs began to be produced in mass by pharmaceutical manufacturers. Compounding makes medicines one at a time to provide:

  • Unique dosage forms containing the best dose of medication for each individual.
  • Medications in dosage forms that are not commercially available, such as transdermal gels, troches, “chewies”, and lollipops.
  • Medications free of problem-causing excipients such as dyes, sugar, lactose, gluten or benzoates.
  • combinations of various compatible medications into a single dosage form for easier administration and improved compliance.
  • Medications that are not commercially available.

We have a saying in compounding that “it matters where it is made”. The selection of your compounding pharmacy is an important decision. We have a voluntary industry standard that is administered by the Professional Compounding Chemists of Australia PCCA that ensures ongoing training for compounding pharmacists and technicians, state-of-the-art equipment, and high quality chemicals are only purchased from TGA approved facilities. It also ensures the pharmacy maintains testing protocols, and complies with standard operating procedures. Compoundingpharmacy.com.au has proudly been a standards approved compounder for over 8 years.  

Experience is the most important factor. Formulation has many considerations. Ultimately, the pharmacist is producing a medication specifically for you so getting to know a patient's exact needs is a big part of the process. At Compoundingpharmacy.com.au our team of 4 pharmacist have decades of experience.

Tahnee, Blaine, Natalie and Kylie can formulate suitable medications for your whole family (including pets) and are open 7 days a week.