Compounding

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<h3 class="themeColour"><b>What is compounding?</b></h3> <p>Compounding is the making of a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient. The medication is usually ordered by a doctor, veterinarian or other prescriber and is prepared by a pharmacist.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="themeColour"><b>Reasons for compounding</b>:</h3> <ul> <li>Adjust the strength of a medication</li> <li>Avoid unwanted ingredient, e.g.&nbsp; Lactose, gluten</li> <li>Provide access to discontinued drug or short term shortage of a drug</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="themeColour"><b>Forms of compounding:</b></h3> <ul> <li>Capsule</li> <li>Cream/ointment</li> <li>Pessary/suppository</li> <li>Troche (lozenge)</li> <li>Liquid</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 class="themeColour large"><strong>What do we make?</strong></h2> <h3 class="themeColour"><br /> <b>Bio-identical hormones:</b></h3> <p>Testosterone, DHEA, oestradiol, oestriol, progesterone</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="themeColour"><b>Dermatology: </b></h3> <ul> <li>Anal fissures: nifedipine, &nbsp;diltiazem&nbsp; ointment&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Anti-ageing: Hydroquinone, kojic acid are used to lighten areas of darkened skin such as&nbsp;<a href="https://dermnetnz.org/topics/brown-spots-and-freckles/">freckles</a>, melisma,&nbsp;<a href="https://dermnetnz.org/topics/ageing-skin/">age spots</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="https://dermnetnz.org/topics/acne-scarring/">acne scars</a>.</li> <li>Acne; erythromycin cream, dapsone cream, clindamycin cream</li> <li>Warts: Upton’s paste, DCP solution</li> <li>Eczema: clobetasol propionate, tacrolimus to suppress immune’s symptoms in atopic dermatitis</li> <li>Hair loss: minoxidil capsule /lotion</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="themeColour"><b>Pain management</b></h3> <ul> <li>Topical: lidocaine, tetra Caine, procaine, amitriptyline, baclofen, gabapentin, diclofenac, ketoprofen, capsaicin&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Oral: PEA (palmitoethanolamine)</li> <li>Paediatrics: omeprazole for reflux</li> <li>Vitamin D supplement 50,000 IU</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="themeColour"><b>Sleep management</b></h3> <ul> <li> <p>Melatonin promotes natural sleep</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="themeColour"><b>Thyroid health</b></h3> <ul> <li> <p>Armour thyroid</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="themeColour"><b>Veterinary: </b></h3> <ul> <li>Trilostane for treating Cushing’s disease in dogs</li> <li>Ursodiol for treating gallstone in dogs</li> <li>Trazodone for behavioral disorders</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="themeColour"><b>Nutritional compounding</b></h3> <p>We can prepare nutritional supplements in the form of capsules to help manage common deficiencies such as Vitamin D, zinc, magnesium, selenium. P5P, 5-MTHF, biotin, methylcobalamin&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 class="themeColour"><b>Discontinued or unavailable drugs:</b></h3> <ul> <li>Cisapride is used to treat symptoms of night-time heartburn in people who have not responded to other treatments.</li> <li>Ergotamine with caffeine for treating migraines</li> <li>Boric acid pessary; Candida glabrata</li> <li>Alcoholism; disulfiram is designed to act as a deterrent to alcohol consumption</li> <li>Low dose naltrexone LDN helps regulate a dysfunctional immune system. It reduces pain, and fights inflammation. It is&nbsp;used to&nbsp;treat cancers, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain and mental health issues.</li> </ul>

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    Opening Hours

    Monday
    8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    Tuesday
    8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    Wednesday
    8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    Thursday
    8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    Friday
    8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    Saturday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    Sunday
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM