COMPOUNDING FOR DOCTORS
In every field of medicine, there are some patients who don’t respond to traditional methods of treatment. Sometimes they need medicines that are not available commercially. Sometimes they simply need a different method of ingesting a medication.
With a written prescription a compounding pharmacist can and often does address many patient dosing problems by customizing a medication to meet a specific need.Patient Dosing Problem Examples
Lactose Intolerance – Lactose is often used as a filler or excipient for capsules
Potential Solution: Compound the required medication using an excipient other than lactose.
Allergic to Dyes or Preservatives
Potential Solution: Compound the prescribed medication dye or preservative-free.
Potential Solution: Customize the medication without the addition of alcohol.
Potential Solution: When the USP grade chemical and applicable formula are available, it can be compounded.
Medications in Short Supply
Potential Solution: Same as discontinued medication above.
Required Strength Not Available
Potential Solution: Customize the medication to the required potency.
Required Dosage Form Not Available
Potential Solution: A wide variety of dosage forms are available, and others might possibly be created to meet a unique patient need.
Potential Solution: Many medications can be flavoured to enhance palatability.
Side Effect Intolerance
Potential Solution: Customize the medication to alleviate or reduce the side effect(s).
Patients Not Responding to Conventional Drug Therapy – Medication is not working or bringing about the desired therapeutic outcome.
Potential Solution: Compound the required medication based upon a written prescription to improve therapeutic outcome.
There are myriads of potential patient problem examples depending upon the disease state. Our formulations cover numerous medication dosing problems, often enabling us to customize a medication to improve results and compliance where a commercially available medication did not. We will also be happy to compound any type of medication to cater to your individual patient’s needs or to the needs of your clinic and we warmly welcome any product suggestions or ideas you may have.
If you have any queries about compounding or require any product samples, please feel free to contact any one of our compounding pharmacists on 08 9271 6870