WHAT IS COMPOUNDING PHARMACY?
Most Australians will have used a traditional pharmacy to purchase generic, one-size fits all medications at some point in their lives.
But many medical and health situations require a greater degree of drug customisation or personalisation to fit individual needs. That’s where a compounding pharmacy comes in. So, what is a compounding pharmacy?
A licensed compounding pharmacy can make medicines and other healthcare products in its own local facility using individual pharmaceutical ingredients.
By law, we can only make up prescription-only medicines based on an official script from a licensed medical practitioner.
The growing complexity of modern life means that, more than ever, individuals demand control and choice around what goes into their bodies.
Compounding pharmacies give you that choice with personalised compounded medications for you, your children and even your pets.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
My Compounding pharmacy is here to help when mass-produced, generic commercially available medications from overseas drug manufacturers don’t work for you.
No two individuals are the same and mass-produced drugs are not always effective or may cause problems for some people.
Customised medication in the proper dosage made by our licensed and experienced compounding pharmacists can meet your specific medical needs in many ways.
Mass produced medications often contain preservatives, artificial colours and flavour enhancers to prolong their shelf life.
It’s hardly surprising given that these drugs may take a long time to get from their overseas factory to Australia and may then still sit on the shelf for some time. These artificial chemicals may cause problems for some people with allergies.
We make up your customised medication fresh and in the dosage form required when you need them and we don’t use the artificial preservatives or enhancers.
You’ll be getting the same medication as the mass produced brand just without those unnecessary enhancers.
DISCONTINUED MEDICATIONS OR DRUG SHORTAGES
Drugs can become difficult to obtain for a number of reasons. Australia imports more than 90% of its medicines and this means Australia is vulnerable to drug shortages.
We saw this in the Covid pandemic. Sometimes, drug companies also stop manufacturing common medications if they’re not profitable enough.
My Compounding pharmacy can make those unobtainable or discontinued medications for you, based on your doctor’s prescription.
You don’t have to worry about interruptions to your treatment programme or face the risks of changing medications.
IMPROVING FLAVOUR OR EASE OF APPLICATION
Many mass produced drugs come in tablet form. For some people, taking tablets can be difficult.
They may have trouble swallowing large tablets. For others, joint mobility issues can make handling small tablets challenging.
Sometimes your doctor may feel that a different dosage form may be more effective in specific cases.
Or it may be that fussy patients (child, pet or adult) may refuse medication because of the flavour. We can make a compounded medication with more appealing flavours.
In consultation with your doctor, we can personalise your medication as a liquid, cream or lozenge in the exact dosage required and make the flavour more appealing too.
PERSONALISING DOSAGE OR COMPLEX FORMULATIONS
Most medicines come in standardised doses. Your doctor may want you to have a smaller (or higher) dose but it can be really difficult to break tablets into the right sizes for the correct dose. We can make up your medicines in the exact dosage your doctor has prescribed for you.
And, in discussion with your doctor, we can even combine multiple drugs to make them easier to take.
Here are just some of the areas where we can offer a personalised medication for you:
- Anaesthetics & Lignocaine
- Hair Loss & Minoxidil
- H. Pylori & Gastroenterology
- Melasma & Skin Disorders
- Pain & Sports Medicine
- Pessaries & Boric Acid
- Reflux & Omeprazole
- Sleep & Melatonin
- Troches & HRT
- Veterinary & Pet Medicine
- Vitamin D & 5,000IU
- Vitiligo & Dermatology
We provide personalised solutions
ARE COMPOUNDED MEDICINES SAFE?
Yes. All compounding pharmacies must ensure their supplies of raw materials come from reputable, approved and certified sources.
All ingredients are subject to regular independent testing in an approved laboratory. This laboratory must hold certification for testing from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) or the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Here, at My Compounding pharmacy, we use only the very best ingredients and uphold industry-leading standards of hygiene, equipment calibration and product freshness. Our exceptionally rigorous standard operating procedures (SOPs) help to ensure consistency.
ARE COMPOUNDING PHARMACISTS REGULATED?
Compounding pharmacies and compounding pharmacists must be registered and are strictly controlled just like traditional pharmacies.
Compounding pharmacies are required to abide by all Australian and State pharmacy regulations as set by the Pharmacy Council of NSW, The Pharmacy Board of Australia and others.
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 Covid-19 safe 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.
Pain. No More.
NSW 2196, Australia