WHAT IS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOUNDING
Compounding is the age old art of preparing and the mixing of drugs combined with the latest medical innovations and science to provide patients and practitioners with customised medications that are "just what the doctor ordered".
Up until the 1950's, when drug manufacturing was invented, over half of all medications were compounded. With the invention of manufactured drugs, the need for compounding rapidly decreased, until now. Every patient has their own specific needs; each different from one to the next. Thus, the "one-size-fits-all" nature of commercial medications is increasingly becoming problematic for practitioners when trying to effectively and efficiently treat their patients. "Just what the doctor ordered" is difficult to fulfill through manufactured drugs when the variation in strengths and dosage forms is so limited. Practitioners and patients are now realising the need for customised medications and this need is solely met through compounding pharmacies.
Prime Compounding Institute is able to meet these needs through:
Unique Dosage Forms- some patients have difficulty swallowing tablets or can not effectively absorb the medication through the gut. We specialise in alternative dosage forms that solve these issues such as trans-dermal creams/gels, troches, syrups, suppositories, lollipops and chews.
Flavouring- it is well known that medication doesn't taste pleasant for adults and children alike. However, Prime Compounding has access to a large range of flavours which can mask the bitter taste of medications. Flavours such as Pina Colada, butterscotch, praline, chocolate-marshmallow, lemon-lime, French custard, licorice and many more.
Customised Dosage Strengths- manufactured drugs have only a set selection of strengths and these cater for only a selection of patients. If the medication strength you require is not made commercially, we can easily have it professionally compounded for you.
Ingredient Sensitivity- some people can be sensitive or allergic to the excipients used in commercial drugs such as lactose, alcohol and preservatives. We can compound your medications using a range of different excipients which are well tolerated, and alcohol and preservative free.
Patient Compliance- combinations of various compatible medications can be formulated into a single dosage form which helps to increase patient compliance and ease of administration. Slow-release formulas can be used to limit the number of doses needed through one day.
Discontinued Drugs- commercial drugs can be discontinued if they are not producing profit for the manufacture, however the active ingredients can still be sourced in most cases. We can compound most discontinued medications and those that have long-term manufacturing delays.
New Therapies- new treatment therapies are constantly being discovered. Many new and lesser known therapies are not commercially available and can only be obtained as compounded products.
Compounding is not just the diluting of commercial medications, nor the mixing of powders with creams. Consideration of the physical and chemical properties of each ingredient, active and inactive alike, must be taken when preparing customised medications to ensure their safety and efficiency. Creativity is essential when formulating delectably flavoured medications in desirable dosage forms in order to meet each patients personal needs and preferences. The efficacy of any compounded medication is determined by the technique and equipment used, the purity and quality of the ingredients, and the choice of bases and additives and the skills of the pharmaceutical compounder. Prime Compounding Pharmacy uses only the best ingredients, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and professionally trained compounding pharmacists to ensure the efficacy of each product compounded is of the highest level.
SPECIALISED DOSAGE FORMS
Compounding specialises in meeting each patient's individual needs. A very common inconvenience with commercially made medications is the lack of varying dosage forms. Many patients have difficulty, or are incapable of swallowing tablets. Others may not be able to tolerate the effective oral dose because of side effects. Prime Compounding offers you a range of easy-to-use alternatives to replace the insufferable tablet.
We can formulate compounds that are not orally bio-available into transdermal preparations. Trans-dermal compounds can also be a more effective absorption method and cause less side effects than oral medications. Most medication can be re-formulated into capsule, creams, suspensions, suppositories, and sub-lingual troches and lozenges.
DOSAGE FORMS INCLUDE:
Available in different sizes, capsules provide an easy to swallow medicine and can contain a combination of compatible medications in one single dose.
Many medications not produced in liquid form can be compounded into a pleasantly flavoured suspension. Commercially available liquids can also be flavoured for those who have difficulty tolerating their bitter taste; especially children's medications.
Delivered rectally, vaginally or urethrally, suppositories are an effective way to treat local conditions such as nausea, haemorrhoids, infections and inflammation, as well as being an effective delivery device for hormone replacement therapy and slow-release medications. Suppositories are available in a range of shapes depending on administration.
Medication given in a 'lozenge' form that dissolves in the mouth is effective in administering medication when local action is needed. Troches provide a quick and efficient delivery of medication to the bloodstream when dissolved sub-lingually, under the tongue.
For effective and rapid absorption of medication, gels, creams, lotions, sprays and foams are favoured. Topical preparations are effective in avoiding many of the side-effects caused by orally administered medications.
Lollipops are a child friendly way of administering certain medications, especially those that are required for local action in the mouth. They can be flavoured into a vast range of pleasant flavours that children love.
A LITTLE BIT OF SPICE AND ALL THINGS NICE
At Prime Compounding, we have access to a large range of flavours for both humans and animals. Taking pleasantly flavoured medication can increase compliance, especially for children and animals. We aim to make your medication as tasty as possible so feel free to try them all until you find the perfect flavour for you.
Flavors for humans
Caramel Butter Fudge
Red Creamy Mint
Crème De Menthe
Green Creamy Mint
Flavors for animals
Chicken – Grilled
Piña Colada – Grape
Piña Colada – Tangerine
Piña Colada – Tutti Frutti
Chicken - Broth
Cod Liver Oil
Piña Colada – Raspberry
Piña Colada – Tropical Punch
Sweet Potato Crispy