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Compounding Medication

Chemist King Pharmacy – Professional Services

Chemist King Welland is a compounding pharmacy where finding solutions to your health needs is our priority. Whether it is a customised medication, a wellness plan to keep you healthy, advice about your prescription medicines, screening for major illnesses, help with a minor illness or how to better manage a chronic illness this is what we are about.

What is a Compounding Pharmacy?

Sometimes a “one-size-fits-all” approach to medication does not work for everyone. It means that patients’ needs are not met by a traditional dispensing pharmacy. We can compound products tailored to suit your needs, giving you access to the best medicine for your personal needs. 

How do I know if compounding is the right choice for my medication or supplements.

There are many situations where compounding medicine can be helpful. Compounded medications can be great for people who cannot swallow pills, such as the elderly or young children, and need an alternative form such as a cream or liquid. Many people are allergic or sensitive to ingredients in mass-produced medications, and these can be removed in a compounded medication. Our compounding pharmacy can also create custom doses for someone who needs larger or smaller doses than the ones that are mass manufactured.

Overall, compounding is the perfect solution for anyone who cannot tolerate mass-produced medications for any reason. It may also minimise side effects because a compounding pharmacist can help a patient get the appropriate dosage needed whilst removing any ingredients that pose a problem for that patient such as lactose, colouring agents, gluten or preservatives.

What is involved in compounding medication?

  • The dosage compounded is tailored exactly for the patient.

  • Medication compounded can come in many forms including topical creams, capsules, suppositories, mixtures, dissolable troches or gels

  • The medicine can be compounded free of problem-causing ingredients like certain preservatives, alcohol or lactose that may cause an allergic reaction 

  • The medicine can be compounded in a vegan (eg. cellulose) capsule instead of an animal-sourced capsule (eg. gelatin)

How long does it take to compound my medication?

The wait time varies depending on the complexity of the prescription required for compounding. Usually, the medicine can be compounded typically with-in 1-2 working days. However, if an ingredient needs to be ordered, the process can take several days so it is best to check with us. If you need a repeat of a compounded medicine, it will need to be compounded again, as every medicine is personalised and created to tailor for each specific patient. 

For your customised compounded medication, including health plans or advice about prescription medicines, contact our friendly and knowledgeable compounding pharmacists at Welland today.

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To place an order, simply pop in store with your script or fill out the form and follow the easy steps.

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