What is Compounding?
Compounding is the preparation
of customized medications.
Compounding makes it easier for patients to receive the ideal medication for their needs and preferences. Compounding is the preparation of customized medications. Compounded medications are made based on a practitioner’s prescription in which individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient.
Compounding pharmacists work together with both prescribers and their patients to develop the most appropriate therapy for each person.
Our Pharmacist have are trained and certified to prepare unique medications that are tailored to your needs. With our state of the art equipment and facilities we’re able to compound your medication right here while you wait.
Examples of our compounding solutions:
- Compounding your medication into a lollipop or liquid form and adding your favourite flavour to make it easier to take.
- Compounding your medication to exclude a particular ingredient that you may be allergic to.
- Compounding your medication to adjust dosages to ones that may be for suitable for you.
Can all pharmacies compound? No, Compounding requires specialized equipment and chemicals that are not available in most pharmacies. Compounding pharmacists must undergo extensive training in modern compounding techniques and attend continuing education seminars regularly.
Certified by the Professional Compounding Centres of America, we are one of the few compounding facilities in South Western Ontario that is licensed and equipped to develop custom medications on site.
Not just for Humans! As a pet owner, you want your pet to receive the highest-quality veterinary care. Our compounding solutions are available for a wide variety of veterinary medications as well.
Dental compounding has become more popular in recent years because there are so many variables that go into a dental procedure. Not only do the procedures and care change from person to person, but the patients themselves vary greatly in age and tolerance levels, so having a product that can be tailored to your dental needs is a great option.
Dental compounding is a method of preparing customized medications for your dental needs. These products can be prescribed and made for several reasons, including:
- Procedural anxiety
- Pain relief
- Ulcers of the mouth
- Gum disease
- Fluoride treatments
- Cancer sores
- Treatment for dry socket
- Tooth whitening
Dental compounding can be used to address several challenges associated with going to the dentist, from bad tasting medicine to pain relief. Compounding the medication allows it to be made in a different dosage form, like a gel instead of a pill, a different strength, or even a different flavor.
Depending on the problem that is trying to be addressed, several options may be employed:
Flavoring: many medications have an unpleasant taste but dental compounding allows your pharmacist to add flavoring in order to create better tasting medications without altering their effectiveness
Lollipops: lollipops can be useful for children and people who are nauseated or have trouble swallowing pills. Oral anesthetics or pain relievers can be made into a lollipop that is more palatable and easier to swallow
Gels and pastes: gels and pastes are great ways to deliver topical pain relief. These may be used instead of oral pain medications or to numb an area of the mouth before an injection is given
Dental compounding can also be used to make medications that need to be taken at home after your dental visit like mouthwashes, lip balms, or bleaching gels.
Want to know more? Ask one of our Pharmacists today!