Compounding is the specialty of formulating medications to best suit patient needs. Examples of compounding include Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy delivery methods, Veterinary formulated products, and various different capsule sizes. Many patients can benefit from having their medications specially compounded such as those with allergies or sensitivities to common excipients, and patients needing medications that have been discontinued or are unavailable due to shortages.
Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are “made from scratch” – individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.
Sometimes conventional items aren't so convenient. We consistently see patients that have difficulty taking their medication. When a capsule is too hard to swallow we can make a suspension, or if nausea is keeping it from staying down we can make a suppository, you name it we can, in most cases make it. If you are having a hard time with your prescription delivery method, ask us and we can consult with you and your physician to make your meds easier to take.
The ability to formulate prescriptions allows for a more open selection of therapy for your patients. For instance Pyridium is no longer available on the market, but we have the resources, facilities and expertise to formulate and fabricate a capsule made from a pharmaceutical grade chemical that has gone through Health Canada and FDA approved analysis. If your patient needs it we can, in most cases, make it.
Our compounding services offer you the ability to order virtually any drug to your exact specifications for any type of animal and have it delivered right to your office. From household pets to livestock to exotics there is a delivery method that will assure the animal is dosed in a easy, stress free manner. Some popular dosage forms include micro capsules, chews, and transdermal gels that can be applied to ear tips. We are able to compound almost anything in almost any form you can imagine, including sterile products!
Here at Aaronson’s Pharmacy we have been compounding specialty pharmaceutical and veterinary products for 15 years. We have a membership with PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America) which gives us access to a wide range of formulas and a consult service with formulation experts. By utilizing Aaronson’s compounding expertise and delivery service, your Pharmacy can benefit from the compounding market while retaining your own clients and eliminating the risk of the substantial investment.
What are the advantages of using Aaronson’s Pharmacy for your compounding needs?
- We offer timely service and free delivery in Victoria. For facilities outside of our delivery range, we will include delivery depending on the size or value of purchase,
- We offer quality, accurate and consistent products with knowledgeable staff to answer any questions you may have.
- We offer formulation flexibility and capability to exclude or replace ingredients if allergies/ intolerance are an issue.
For Associated Practitioners
Providing compounded medications for your patients and your office is our primary focus, we provide efficient service with precision and accuracy. Consult with us to provide you and your patients with herbal and pharmaceutical product that best suit individual needs.
To associated practitioners, MDs and other pharmacists we extend an inter-professional discount to ensure a sustainable,equitable, and affordable professional service throughout your patient’s entire therapy. We believe pharmaceutical care requires a holistic approach by an experienced, educated and well motivated network of allied health professionals. We are committed to providing the best value in customized pharmacotherapeutic preparations, and understand that success often requires less products and often more personalized service.
- Address excipient allergies
- Alternate drug delivery methods
- Patient adherence Issues
- Limit First pass and systemic dose through transdermal approaches
- Improve safety by altering drug release profiles