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Differences Between Regular Pharmacy and a Compounding Pharmacy?

As you all know, at your local Perth pharmacy you can have all of your doctors prescriptions filled, and receive basic health services and advice. You can also purchase a lot of other essential health and beauty products at a regular pharmacy in Perth. The problem is that if your local Perth pharmacy is just a ‘regular’ pharmacy, the services of the chemist are limited. The chemist services provided at a regular pharmacy in Perth do not include the specialised art of being able to customise your medications to suit your personal health needs.

Essentially a chemist in a regular pharmacy in Perth can substitute a different health medication if your usual medication is not available and can also substitute cheaper products (generic version of your medication.) If however, the tablets your child needs to take are too big or the syrup doesn’t taste very nice, a regular Perth pharmacy can’t do anything about those products. This is where a chemist in a compounding pharmacy in Perth can provide the unique services that are so important.

How A compounding Perth Pharmacy Can Help Your Family

A compounding pharmacy in Perth on the other hand, can actually provide a specific health care service to cater for you and your family’s personal health care needs. The compounding pharmacy has a chemist who will provide health care services and compounded medications as well as health care advice. These exceptional health care services are valuable to the community as a whole as many patients are in need of variation to their prescribed medications. The services and health care advice provided by the chemist at your compounding pharmacy are perfect for those people needing  tailor-made prescribed medications to suit their specific needs. This is a wonderful service for families, who have children or the elderly who need regular medications, but have problems taking them at home.

Helping Children To Take Their Medicine

So for example, at a compounding pharmacy in Perth you can ask that your child’s syrup tastes like strawberries or bubble gum. They can even change a tablet into a syrup or even a gummy bear, making it so much easier for your child to take their medications.

Helping The Elderly With Their Medications

For the elderly, many tablets are either too big to swallow or the individual tablets are not the exact dosage they need. This means that your elderly relative has to break the tablets into pieces (which generally crumble) and then try and pick enough pieces to make the right dosage.

More often than not, when you break a tablet like this – the dosages are uneven and your elderly relative doesn’t take the right dosage every time. So at a compounding Perth pharmacy you can ask them for the exact dosage, removing the problem altogether.

Discontinued Medications

Other problems can occur when certain medications are no longer produced by the big pharmaceutical companies. This is quite often because these drugs are no longer cost-effective for them to manufacture.

When this occurs, sometimes the only available option on the market doesn’t work as well as the discontinued drug. So at your compounding Perth pharmacy they can make up the discontinued medication for you.

Medications For People With Allergies

The vast majority of mass produced medications have fillers in them, which are additives that can cause allergic reactions in susceptible people. When you go to a regular pharmacy you don’t have any choice in what you can purchase, but at a compounding Perth pharmacy you can ask for your medications without the offending ingredients.

For more information or advice about our family friendly compounding service, call Emslie’s Floreat Pharmacy on 08 9387 1803, email us at or complete our online enquiry form.

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