Sometimes a “one-size-fits-all” approach to medication does not work for everyone. Pharmaceutical compounding is the practice of custom formulation of a medication to fit the unique need of a patient which cannot be met with commercially available products. This may be done for reasons such as, different dose form or strength is required which is commercially unavailable, to avoid a non-active ingredient the patient is allergic to, or the drug has been discontinued. The Wellness Compounding Pharmacy has the ability to compound products to suit the needs of our customers from a doctor’s prescription. From Veterinary, Paediatric, to skin care and cosmeceuticals, ask our pharmacists how compounding could be the perfect solution for you.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormone therapy refers to compounded products which are marketed as hormones that are identical to those produced by the body.
Diagnosing hormone deficiencies or excess requires blood tests which can then be used to determine the type of treatment required. While conventional products only come in certain strengths, our pharmacists are able to compound creams and troches specifically to your body’s individual needs.
Children can pose many challenges when it comes to medication. They can be fearful of injections, have difficulty swallowing solid dosage forms such as pills or capsules, dislike the taste or texture or resist having to take medication all together. Many commercially manufactured medications are prepared in a form that is inappropriate for paediatric patients.
Compounded preparations can be tailored to the child to allow better compliance. From flavouring medications to make them taste better, to providing individualised strengths and dosage forms, we can help make medication time easier and less stressful for your child – and you!
As strange as it may seem, our animals are just as complicated and important as us and need specialised medicines as well. Medicating your pet can be a challenging task, especially when the medication is formulated in dosages designed for humans.
Medication time is the least favourite time we spend with our beloved pets, and you can be sure your pet feels the same way.
If your pet has to take regular medication give us a call and ask our pharmacists how we can make your life easier. We can compound suspensions, liquids and creams for animals on veterinary prescriptions.
Compounding offers customised solutions for the treatment of various dermatological conditions. From acne treatments to dermatitis medications to psoriasis preparations, compounded dermatological medications can have an important impact on the health of your skin.
We work together with dermatologists and skin specialists and patients like yourself to solve their skin problems, and all formulations are customized per prescription to meet the unique needs of each patient.
Cosmeceutical compounding involves merging of cosmetics with pharmaceuticals. Cosmeceutical preparations are intended to have a beneficial effect on skin health and assist in creating wellness and giving your skin a better more youthful complexion. Cosmeceutical agent refers to an added benefit beyond a simple cosmetic or moisturiser (they are not considered a medication but enhance your skins appearance if applied topically daily). These components are gentle, non-invasive and best of all they work.
The active ingredients in cosmeceuticals are chosen to target specific skincare concerns, such as: Fine lines, Dryness and dehydration, Dullness, Acne, Scarring, Pigmentation.
We compound a comprehensive range of preparations for dermatologists, beauty therapists, other skin care specialists, and their clients. Some of our product range includes:
- Depigmenting formulas using ingredients such as Hydroquinone, Retinoic acid, Azelaic acid and Kojic acid.
- Topical peels at varying strengths and combinations using alpha hydroxy acids such as Glycolic acid, Lactic acid and Salicylic acids,
- Skin serum containing ingredients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Hyaluronic acid
- Microdermabrasion creams.