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Pharmacy Compounding

Your local pharmacist can offer many services other than just filling your prescription. Pharmacy compounding is the art of customising medications to suit each individual and is offered by your Floreat compounding pharmacy.

Pharmacy compounding may sound strange at first but it’s actually how medicines were originally created. Historically, nearly all prescriptions were compounded. Then along came mass drug manufacturing in the 1950s and ‘60s and doses were more commonly dispensed in manufactured forms. As a result, not all pharmacists are trained in the art of compounding medications. And the “one-size-fits-all” approach means that some issues or complications can arise.

A compounding pharmacist can tailor your medications to suit your needs. Some reasons for needing pharmacy compounding include:

By compounding each medication individually, the pharmacist is simply using the early practices of compounding medication preparation. These ‘tailored’ drugs are commonly used for animals as well as humans, and is a safe and effective way over overcoming some issues associated with administering drugs. Compounding medications also assists with better health and emotional well-being. Feeling stressed about having to take large pills, or multiple medications can create frustration and resistance. By compounding the medications for each individual, a lot of that stress can be eliminated and patients are much more likely to actually take their medications.

In order to offer pharmacy compounding as a service, the pharmacist will undergo specific drug compounding training. There are tight regulations surrounding compounding as a practice and therefore several aspects must be looked at, and covered in the training. Aspects such as appropriate dosages for individual patients would be studied as well as the chemical aspects of the ingredients.

Finding a local compounding pharmacist is easy.

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