What Is Compounding ?

Compounding is the combination of art and science with current medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing highly specialized professionals to prepare uniquely customized medications to meet the specific needs of each patient. Compounding is how the profession of pharmacy began and was the only way of providing prescription medications before pharmaceutical companies began mass production. As healthcare professionals and patients realize that the limited number of strengths and dosage forms that are commercially available do not meet the needs of many patients, the demand for professional compounding has increased. It is also becoming evident that many patients often have a better response to a customized dosage form than what is commercially manufactured for the general population.

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Benefits of Compounding ?

Changing the dosage form of your medication—If you cannot swallow a tablet or capsule, we can compound your medication into a liquid, rectal suppository, or transdermal gel to carry medicine through the skin.

Reducing side effects—Often times, applying a medication topically, significantly reduces side effects such as stomach upset/ulcers, drowsiness, nausea, etc..

Eliminating unwanted additives—If you cannot tolerate your medication due to dyes or fillers such as lactose, sugar or alcohol, we can eliminate these components.

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Dosage Forms

Compounded medications are made from scratch by combining raw ingredients in forms such as:

  • Creams and ointments
  • Solutions, emulsions and suspensions (can be flavoured)
  • Capsules and tablets
  • Suppositories
  • Transdermal gels
  • Lip balms
  • Transdermal gels
  • Lollipops, lozenges
  • Dental formulations

Therapeutic Areas

Custom medications can be useful in many areas such as:

  • Dermatology
  • Pain Management
  • Paediatrics
  • Podiatry
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary
  • Menopause (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy)
  • Andropause
  • Palliative Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wound Care
  • Tuberous Sclerosis (topical rapamycin)
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Medplus compounding professionals can formulate suitable medications as sublingual drops, oral and nasal sprays, topical creams, lollipops, rectal solutions and suppositories, oral capsules or tablets, and other customized dosage forms. Please contact us to discuss your needs and medication problems.