FAQ

What is Compounding?
Compounding Medicine is where a qualified pharmacist prepares and tailors your medication, from scratch, using raw materials so you end up with absolutely customised medication created to best suit your individual needs and circumstances.

What is the history of Compounding?
The practice of Compounding dates back to the origins of Pharmacy and in the early days of modern medicine (back in the 1930’s) most of all medications were actually compounded. As the popularity of drug manufacturing increased we started to see less specialists Pharmacists offering compounding services but in the last ten years we have seen a resurgence of Compounding as the benefits are being recognised by health experts everywhere.

What are the benefits?
There are many benefits to choosing Compounding over traditional store bought medicines. Today many people have allergies to different drugs or to preservatives or dyes, or are sensitive to standard drug strengths. A compounding pharmacist can change the strength of a medication, alter its form to make it easier for the patient to ingest, or add flavor to it to make it more palatable. The pharmacist also can prepare the medication using several unique delivery systems, such as a lozenge, lollipop, gel or troche.

What kinds of prescriptions can be compounded?
Almost any kind of medicine can be compounded. Ask our specialists today for more information about your particular medicine and how we can assist you.

Is compounding expensive?
The costs depend on the dosage and the type of dosage form. Compounding may or may not cost more than a conventional medicine – for a quotation talk to one of our specialists today.

Is it safe or young children or the elderly?
Yes, in fact children and the elderly are often the types of patients who can benefit most from compounding. When it comes to medication and young children it can often be hard for a parent to get their child to take the medication because of the taste or method of delivery (ie. capsules). At Corinda Compounding we can help to create a form of medication that is flavoured to the child’s preferred taste or provided in a ‘non traditional’ method such as via a lozenge or liquid method to make the treatment easier for everyone. We also have an array of options available to elderly people to assist in the administration of their medication and symptoms management.

How quickly are orders processed?
As a general guide it takes up to two days however this will depend on the availability of the ingredients required for your specific medication. Emergency medication will be filled as a priority.

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