What Is Medicine Compounding Available at Our Kitchener Pharmacy?
Medicine compounding is a unique process that uses timeless traditions, along with the latest technologies, equipment, and medical knowledge to create customized medications based upon the needs of each individual patient. Compounding requires years of study and education and is only performed by specially trained pharmacists to ensure consistency and accuracy.
Compounding has been around for ages. Pharmacists used to use compounding on a regular basis to create medications prior to the growth of commercially available products. As technology advanced and pharmaceuticals grew, the need for compounding started to decline. However, over the past decade, compounding is growing in usage for several reasons.
Among those reasons for the resurgence of compounding, is the ability of doctors and healthcare providers to prescribe unique formulations and dosages for specific medications for patients to fit with their needs to treat their medical conditions. In addition, not all commercially produced drugs will meet the specific needs of each and every person, and they often have much better success by requesting their medicines be compounded into customized dosages to match exactly what their doctors prescribed.
Here at Fairway Lackner Pharmacy, our Kitchener pharmacists can compound a wide array of medications in various forms, as well as create:
- Medications Not Offered Commercially
- Special Dosages of Medications Not Available Commercially
- Special Formulations of Dosages in Creams, Gels, Lollipops, Chewables, Troches, and More
- Custom Dosage Levels/Forms to Match Individual Needs
- Combining of Different Medications (Compatible) Into a Unique, Single Dosage
- Medicines Free of Sugars, Alcohol, Dyes, and Lactose
- Selecting a Compounding Pharmacy in Kitchener
In order to receive the best results from compounded medicines, it is important to select a pharmacy, which specializes in compounding processes, as well as has the expertise, equipment, and access to a wide array of medications and the chemicals needed for compounding. Each of these factors also affects the quality of the customized medications.
Our pharmacists receive ongoing training to ensure they are up-to-date on the latest compounding technologies, processes, equipment, and other advances. This ensures we are able to tweak each compounded formula to develop customized preparations that best suit the needs of the patient. In addition, we take into account both the inactive and active ingredients and their related chemical and physical properties to determine the most appropriate dosing method and form to use.
To learn more about compounding or the types of compounded medicines we can create, please let us know exactly what your patient needs in the dosage form and strength, as well as what medication and/or combination of medications they need by calling Fairway Lackner Pharmacy at (519) 954-8794 today!