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Kerrie Road Pharmacy with Compounding offers a specialised compounding service to meet the needs of our patients who are unable to take medicines in their traditional formats.  Our compounding pharmacists are fully trained by the PCCA (Professional Compounding Chemists of Australia) and have many years of experience in providing compounded medicines.  All of our compounded medicines are compounded onsite in our custom compounding lab, using raw ingredients that are supplied by TGA licensed suppliers.

Our Compounding Services

Compounding enables prescribers and pharmacists to meet the needs of patients.  One of its most important benefits is to those patients who have difficulties with commercially available medication.  With the prescriber's consent, pharmacists can custom prepare medications in a variety of unique dosage forms including:

*  Capsules

*  Creams/Gels/Ointments

*  Oral Liquids/Suspensions

*  Troches

*  Nasal Sprays

*  Suppositories.

Alternative Dosage Forms

Oral and Dental problems can be extremely painful and not easy to live with.  Some of the most common conditions that our compounding pharmacists can assist with are oral thrush, ulcers, pain and infection, dry mouth and mucositis.

Compounded Dental preparations can take many forms:

*  Mouthwashes

*  Oral Gels

*  Dental ointments and pastes

*  Sprays

*  Troches

*  Sublinguals

Dental Preparations

Many patients suffer from a variety of skin conditions and while there is a wide variety of commercial products available these may not suit every patient all the time.  For example, patients may have allergies to certain ingredients in a cream such as a preservative.  We compound both Prescription and Non Prescription preparations for our clients.

Some of the conditions that we can assist with are:

*  Psoriasis

*  Dermatitis

*  Eczema

*    Pigmentation

*  Sunburn

*  Rosacea

*  Acne.


At certain times some medicines may become discontinued by the manufacturer or temporarily become unavailable due to supply issues.  Our compounding pharmacists are able to work with your GP to compound an alternative to the unavailable product.

Discontinued Medicines

Hormones have a powerful effect on the body and imbalances can affect many things in our day to day life.  Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapies are prepared after consultation with either your GP or specialist for each patient at the appropriate dose to acheive the best possible treatment outcome.  All Hormone Replacement Therapies require a prescription.  Ask us today about the range of hormones we can compound.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Giving medicines to children can be challenging and a stressful experience for all involved.  Our compounding pharmacists can work with your Paediatrician or GP to make life easier.  From changing the flavour of a medicine, changing the form the medicine comes in or simply making a colour free or preservative free alternative we can help.  Some of the compounded treatment options we can assist with include:

*  Sleep

*  Reflux

*  Children with ADHD or Autism

*  Nausea and/or vomiting

*  Eczema and skin conditions

*  Nappy rash

Paediatric Formulations

Pain management is one of the most common reasons why patients visit their GP's or Pharmacists.  It could be headache, migraine, nerve pain and it could be acute or chronic.  Some commonly prescribed medications can treat many different pain conditions but also leave patients with unwanted side effects like drowsiness, upset stomachs or dizziness.   

Compounded pain medications can help relieve a variety of issues including:

*  Fibromyalgia

*  Headaches/Migraines

*  Pelvic Pain

*  Arthritis

*  Nerve Pain

*  And many more.  

Speak to our compounding pharmacists today for more information.

Pain Management

Palliative care patients can often find the commercially available medication forms difficult or impractical to use.  For example, tablets may become difficult to swallow and may need to be prepared as a liquid.  At Kerrie Road Pharmacy our compounding pharmacists can work with your GP to compound alternative medication forms that are easy to take and in the correct dose.

Palliative Care Compounding Services

There are many therapies available which can assist in regulating your sleep.  Sleep disturbances can be caused by many different factors including anxiety, depression or not being able to turn off.  Speak with your doctor to see how/if a compounded medicine can assist with your sleep.

Sleep Disturbances

Topical preparations allow medications to be absorbed directly via the skin.  This method of absorbtion is particularly of benefit where normal oral medications can cause stomach upset or drowsiness.   Some of the most common issues that are treated with topical preparations include:  skin problems, anti-ageing treatments, pain management, inflammation and nausea.  

Topical preparations can be compounded into many different forms which include:

*  Creams and Lotions

*  Gels

*  Sprays

*  Foams

*  Stick Applicators

*  Suppositories

Topical Preparations

The practice of pharmacy compounding is becoming a popular solution to veterinary problems.  Animals often have variations of the same diseases humans can have, including skin rashes, eye and ear infections, heart conditions, cancer and diabetes.

Medicating pets presents unique problems that often are best dealt with through compounding.  The Vet working closely with a compounding pharmacist can improve the health and happiness of your pet.  All medications for your pet require a prescription from your Vet before we can supply.


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