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Compounding Pharmacy vs Regular Pharmacy


Traditional Retail Pharmacy vs. Compounding Pharmacy

When it comes to meeting your healthcare needs, pharmacies play a vital role in providing access to medications and essential health products. However, not all pharmacies are created equal. Traditional pharmacies and compounding pharmacies serve distinct purposes and offer different services to meet the diverse needs of patients. Each day, more and more Australians are using compounding pharmacies for their prescription medicines and the advantages become more obvious. 

Are compounding pharmacies as safe as regular retail pharmacies? Yes, both compounding and retail pharmacies adhere to strict Australian and State pharmacy regulations set by governing bodies like the Pharmacy Council of NSW, The Pharmacy Board of Australia, and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Additionally, compounding pharmacies must meet additional requirements, including tracking source ingredients and conducting regular independent laboratory testing to ensure product purity and safety. The team at My Compounding Pharmacy adhere to strict guidelines producing only the highest quality compounds sourced from TGA approved facilities within Australia.

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Retail pharmacy

Traditional pharmacies, also known as retail or community pharmacies, are the most familiar type of pharmacy. These establishments dispense commercially available medications that are mass-produced by pharmaceutical companies. Traditional pharmacists are trained to dispense medications according to standard dosages and formulations prescribed by healthcare providers. They typically offer a wide range of over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, and health-related products.


Key Features of Traditional Pharmacies:

  • Dispensing commercially available medications
  • Following standard dosages and formulations
  • Offering over-the-counter and prescription medications
  • Providing medication counseling and patient education
  • Focused on retail sales and convenience

Compounding pharmacies

In addition to traditional pharmacies, compounding pharmacies also specialise in creating customised medications tailored to individual patient needs. What this means is they can make the medicine specifically to suit what you need.

Compounding pharmacists have advanced training in pharmaceutical compounding, which involves the preparation of medications from raw ingredients. This allows the compounding pharmacy team to produce unique formulations, dosage forms, and strengths that are not available commercially. Compounded medications are often prescribed by Specialists or General Practitioners (G.P’s) for patients who require personalised treatments that may not be available as a ready made product in Australia. This may also be due to allergies, sensitivities, flavour or specific health needs.

Key Features of Compounding Pharmacies:

  • Customised Medications: Compounding pharmacies create medications from scratch using raw pharmaceutical ingredients. These medications are tailored to meet the specific needs of individual patients, including personalised dosage forms, strengths, and ingredient combinations.

  • Expert Pharmacists: Compounded medications are prepared by highly trained compounding pharmacists who specialise in the art and science of pharmaceutical compounding. These professionals adhere to strict quality standards and guidelines to ensure the safety, efficacy, and purity of compounded medications.

  • Safety and Quality: While compounding medications involve preparing medications in-house rather than relying on pre-manufactured products, compounding pharmacies are subject to rigorous regulatory standards and oversight to ensure patient safety. Compounded medications are prepared in compliance with strict quality control measures and regulations established by regulatory bodies such as the Pharmacy Board of Australia and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

  • Collaborative Care: Compounding pharmacies work closely with healthcare providers, including physicians, veterinarians, and other prescribers, to develop personalized treatment plans for patients. Pharmacists collaborate with prescribers to ensure that compounded medications meet the specific needs and preferences of individual patients.

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What’s in your medicine, Matters?

Most commercially available medications are made in large factories overseas using standardised dosages and ingredients.

These mass produced regular medications need to have artificial preservatives, colours and enhancers added to cope with the lengthy shipping times, time spent in warehouse storage as well as on the shelf in a regular pharmacy.

At My Compounding Pharmacy, all our compounding medicines are made to order!

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Compounded Medications

A compounding pharmacist along with a compounding technician will create compounded medications fresh on the day using raw ingredients.

One of the primary reasons doctors choose compounded medications is to provide personalised treatment options for patients with unique needs.  Whether you have allergies to certain ingredients, require a specific dosage strength,medication in a different form (e.g., liquid, cream, or lozenge), or simply you require a medication that is not available in regular pharmacies and must be made fresh by a compounding pharmacy, compounding allows for customisation to suit each person’s requirements.

  1. Allergies and Sensitivities: If you’re allergic to certain inactive ingredients commonly found in commercial medications (such as dyes, preservatives, or gluten), compounding pharmacies can prepare medications without these allergens, reducing the risk of adverse reactions and ensuring your safety.

  2. Dosage AdjustmentsIn some cases, standard dosage forms or strengths of medications may not be suitable for your condition. Compounding enables precise dosage adjustments, ensuring that you receive the optimal amount of medication tailored to your specific medical needs.

  3. Combination Therapies: Compounding pharmacies can create custom combinations of multiple medications into a single dosage form, simplifying your medication regimen and enhancing convenience.

Compounding medicine offers a personalised approach to medication management, catering to the individual needs of patients. If your doctor has prescribed compounded medication for you, rest assured that it is a carefully tailored treatment option designed to optimise your health outcomes. By understanding the benefits of compounding and its role in personalised medicine, you can feel confident in your treatment plan.


Choosing the Right Pharmacy for Your Needs:

Deciding between a traditional pharmacy and a compounding pharmacy depends on your specific healthcare needs and preferences. If you require commonly prescribed medications available in standard dosages, a traditional pharmacy may suffice. However, if you have unique medication needs, such as allergies, intolerance’s, or the need for customised formulations, a compounding pharmacy can provide personalised solutions tailored to your specific requirements.

At My Compounding Pharmacy, we specialise in compounding customised medications to meet the unique needs of our patients. Our team of experienced compounding pharmacists is dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised care to help you achieve optimal health outcomes. Whether you need a specialised medication, customised dosage form, or personalised consultation, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Speak to an expert, today!


Medicine. Tailored To Suit Your Needs!

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My Medicine. My choice.

Are you tired of feeling like you have limited options when it comes to your medication? Do you want more control over what goes into your body? It’s time to take charge of your health and find a compounding pharmacy that puts you in the driver’s seat.

At My Compounding Pharmacy, we believe that your medicine should be as unique as you are. That’s why we offer personalised compounding services tailored to your individual needs and preferences.

We also compound medication for pets and vets.  We offer both compounded and regular pet medicine at competitive, expanding your selection of animal medicine treatment options.

Talk to our expert team about how we can help you, your family and your pets find the right medicine.

Don’t settle for generic medications that may not fully meet your needs. Choose My Compounding Pharmacy  and take control of your health with personalised compounded medications tailored just for you. Because when it comes to your medicine, it should always be your choice.

Do you offer online services?

Yes, you can upload your prescription online, and we have an online shop where you can purchase many medications and a wide range of non-prescription products.

You can take advantage of our express pickup service or Australia-wide delivery with same day postage.

We can also arrange delivery to a traditional pharmacy practice if that’s easier for you.

If you have specific medication needs or would like to learn more about our compounding services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is available to answer your questions, provide personalised recommendations, and assist you with all your healthcare needs.


Medicine. Custom. Made.

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1300 631 931

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NSW 2196, Australia

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