Did you know that nearly a century ago, pharmacists had to make up all prescription medications from scratch by measuring out the ingredients precisely and using special techniques to mix them together ? This is called compounding.
At Erina Pharmacy, we help our customers by compounding personalised medications that are not readily available in the market. The medications can be made into capsule, cream, syrup, troche (lozenge) or pessary.
There are many reasons why a customer may benefit from our compounding service. Through this service, customers can gain access to discontinued or temporarily unavailable medications. Customers who are allergic to dyes or preservatives or have a hard time swallowing medications can have their medications compounded to avoid allergies or intolerance. Our pharmacy can also prepare medications into different strengths, dosage form or add flavoring to syrup to assist children in taking their medications.
Below is a list of some popular products that we compound :
- Natural hormone restoration therapy: DHEA ,Progesterone, Testosterone
- Thyroid replacement: armour thyroid
- Vitamin D deficiency : Vitamin D 50,000iu
- Paediatric treatment: Omeprazole syrup
- Insomnia: Melatonin
- Atopic dermatitis : Tacrolimus ointment
1. Can a script be emailed or faxed to the pharmacy to be made up ?
2. Is a prescription required for a medication to be compounded ?
- Yes, we accept prescription sent via email or fax but will require the original script to be posted to us afterward.
- Please include a contact number with the prescription so we can contact you if necessary.
- Our fax number is : 02 4367 2932
- Our email address is : firstname.lastname@example.org
3. What is the usual wait time for a medication to be compounded ?
- Most compounding medications will require prescriptions from your doctor.
- Certain preparations such as strong numbing cream to relieve shingles pain can be compounding without a prescription. Please speak to our compounding chemist to find out more information.
- Popular medications usually require 1 to 2 working days to be prepared.
- A more accurate time frame will be provided by the compounding chemist when the script is received