What is Compounding?

THE PROCESS OF CREATING TAILOR-MADE MEDICATIONS

Compounding is the process of combining, mixing, or altering ingredients to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient.

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 will, address many patient dosing problems by customizing a medication to meet a specific need.

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Medical Consultation

Compounding for Women

As we age, our hormonal levels start to decline. This can result in debilitating symptoms. 

Annual Check-up

Compounding for Men

Andropause is a condition of hormonal imbalance in men. Symptoms of Andropause include:

Pediatrician

Compounding for Children

Variations in size, weight, and allergies can sometimes pose a problem with commercially available medications.

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Compounding for
Pets

Veterinarian compounding can provide treatments for animals of all sizes.

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Compounding for
Doctors

Sometimes your patients need medicines that are not available commercially.

Skincare

Compounding for Dermatology & Cosmeceuticals

Cosmeceuticals contain ingredients that influence the biological function of the skin.

Ordering a Prescription

A VALID PRESCRIPTION IS REQUIRED FROM YOUR DOCTOR

Before we can compound any products you will need a valid prescription from your Doctor.

 

The prescription can either be dropped personally to the pharmacy or sent to us by fax, email or post.

 

If you fax, email or post your prescription please make sure you include your full name, address and contact phone number.

 

Compounded prescriptions normally have a 24 to 48 hour turnaround time (Monday to Saturday excluding public holidays).

 

When your prescription is ready for collection, we will contact you and you may either collect your prescription from the pharmacy or have the prescription posted to you.

 

Credit card payments can be made over the phone and we also accept cheques and direct deposits. Please contact us for further details on payment options.

Please Note:
 

  • Please allow 2-4 days for delivery of your prescription by post. If you require your prescription more urgently please contact us and we can arrange a courier or express post;
     

  • The pharmacy holds any repeats the doctor has ordered for you on our files. When you start to run low on your medication you can reorder the next repeat by phone, fax or email.
     

  • If you have any special requirements, allergies or intolerances please let us know.

For any enquiries or additional information please contact us at info@mckenzieschemist.com.au or call us on (08) 9272 8726 during operating hours.