What is compounding?
Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing specially trained professionals to prepare customized medications to meet each patient’s specific needs. Compounding is fundamental to the profession of pharmacy and was a standard means of providing prescription medications before drugs began to be produced in mass quantities by pharmaceutical manufacturers. The demand for professional compounding has increased 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, and that these patients often have a better response to a customized dosage form that is “just what the doctor ordered”.
There are many reasons why pharmacists are required to compound medications. A few are listed below:
- Creating patient-specific dosages
- Combining multiple medications into a single usable drug
- Changing the dosage form to what is available. For example, making a suspension form for a patient that has difficulty swallowing tablets.
- Developing allergy-free formulations
Common dosage forms include capsules, creams, gels, lotions, ointments, liquid formulations, lollipops, lozenges, mouthwashes, and suppositories.
Our pharmacists can help with many health issues that affect men of all ages. Many men have concerns about erectile dysfunction, low libido, prostate and bladder health, hair loss, excessive sweating, fungal infections, and aging skin. We will work closely with you and your healthcare provider to maintain your health with treatment personalized for you.
Hormone replacement therapy isn’t just for women – many men can benefit from this therapy too. Testosterone supplementation can increase testosterone levels to restore the natural balance which will reduce symptoms of andropause e.g. decreased libido, muscle mass, strength, and stamina, impotence, osteoporosis, depression, and anxiety.
Hormones affect many areas of your health, including your mood, your metabolism, and your sexual and reproductive function. If your hormones become unbalanced, whether due to menopause or other factors, you may end up feeling like a stranger in your own skin. We offer compounded hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to restore balance and help you feel like yourself again. HRT is often prescribed to treat symptoms of women experiencing menopause, but it also can be used to treat a range of conditions that women of all ages may experience. These include pre-menstrual stress, infertility, endometriosis, vaginal dryness, post-partum depression, and irregular menstrual cycle.
Each woman’s body is different and has its own specific needs. Commercially available pills, patches and creams tend to be “one-size-fits-all” and our team at Precision Rx Pharmacy understand that this will not account for the differences between individuals. We will work closely with your healthcare provider to customise a HRT suited to your needs.
It’s no secret that most children don’t like taking medicine. While there’s no guarantee that taking medicine ever will become an entirely pleasurable event, Precision Rx Pharmacy provide ways to help. From flavoring medications to make them taste better, to providing individualized strengths and dosage forms, our pharmacist can help make medication time easier and less stressful for your child – and you!
Whether you are a gym junkie who needs to soothe aches and pains, a high school student with a sports injury, or full timer wanting to ease pain during the working week, we can provide effective symptom relief for every kind of individual. Sports medicine compounding is a personalized way to get you back in the game. Working closely with you and your healthcare provider, compounding allows Precision Rx Pharmacy to prepare medication in strengths and delivery systems that are just right for you, for the ultimate in therapy.
Our compounding professionals can prepare individualized therapies for a variety of skin problems. Our modernised practice continues to improve both the aesthetic and therapeutic aspects of customized medications, offering alternatives and advantages for dermatology. We can compound medications into cosmetically appealing creams, topical sprays and powders, as well as create customized oral dosage forms and various preparations for other routes of administration to suit your unique needs.
Precision Rx Pharmacy compound customized medication to apply to the wound. A formulation can be compounded to contain the proper combination of active ingredients, in the most appropriate base, to treat a specific type of wound. We can personalise medications for therapy involving wounds, ulcerations, donor sites, and burns, odor control and skin irritation.
At least 116 million U.S. adults—more than the number affected by heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined—suffer from common chronic pain conditions. Pain is a universal experience but unique to each individual. Our pharmacists at Precision Rx Pharmacy will work closely with your physician to determine the origin of the pain and create a treatment regimen for your needs. Our compounding techniques provide you with medications at can be applied topically to the site of pain where it will be absorbed through the skin, delivering high concentrations of effective medicated relief.
Podiatrists and other healthcare professionals encounter numerous problems when dealing with foot care. Common foot conditions include fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, arthritis/inflammation, diabetic neuropathy, nail infection/removal, and plantar warts. Precision Rx Pharmacists can combine numerous medications into a single dosage form to create a synergistic effect and ease of administration.