Specialty Prescription Compounding at Central Drugs Pacific Station

Catering your prescriptions to your unique individual needs

Prescription compounding involves the process of combining or altering a prescription to suit a patient’s exact needs. Doctors will provide a customized prescription that is brought in to our experienced pharmacists. The pharmacists at our Pacific Station location then work their magic by combining the necessary ingredients to create a customized prescription for their patient.

Why is Prescription Compounding Needed?

Due to the unique circumstances of each of our clients, sometimes commercialized prescriptions are just not suitable for their specific needs. Prescription Compounding allows us to tailor your prescription to your requirements. Some reasons that warrant Prescription Compounding include:

  • Allergies to certain medications
  • Sensitivities or intolerances to certain ingredients
  • To adjust for pediatric dosing
  • To make medications for our animal patients
  • Composition changes (ie. topical treatments instead of oral medication)
  • Lack of commercially available products

Will I know if I have received a compounded medication?

Yes. Prior to filling your prescription your doctor will have discussed your condition with you and gone over the benefits of receiving a specially compounded medication. Once your prescription is complete our pharmacists will review the medication with you in detail to ensure you feel confident and comfortable in the level of medical care that you are receiving.

How are Compounded Prescriptions Regulated?

Central Drugs specializes in Prescription Compounding. This means that we follow strict guidelines set out for us by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA). You can rest assured that our pharmacists are highly trained in the practice of compounding prescriptions. All of the ingredients used in our compounds have been reviewed and tested by Health Canada. In addition, our pharmacists will work closely with you and your doctor to ensure that your compounded prescription is created to perfectly suit your needs.

Specialty Compounding Service for Animals

Ensuring your animals receive the medication they need in a form that’s convenient and effective.

What is Compounding for Animals?

Compounding allows our pharmacists to create customized medications specifically tailored to your animal’s unique needs. This can be especially helpful for animals who:

  • Have difficulty swallowing pills. We can transform medications into flavored liquids, chewable tablets, and treats, or even transdermal gels for easier administration.
  • Require a specific dosage. We can adjust medication strengths to ensure your animal receives the precise amount needed for their size and condition.
  • Have allergies or sensitivities. Certain medications contain inactive ingredients that can trigger allergies. Through compounding, we can eliminate these unnecessary elements, ensuring your animal receives only the medication they need.
  • Need discontinued medications. Sometimes, commercially available medications are discontinued. Compounding allows us to recreate the medication your animal relies on.

Benefits of Specialty Compounding for Animals:

  • Increased Treatment Compliance: Easier administration options encourage your animals to take their medication, leading to more effective treatment.
  • Improved Accuracy: Customized dosages ensure your animal receives the correct amount of medication for their specific needs.
  • Reduced Side Effects: Elimination of unnecessary ingredients can minimize potential allergic reactions.
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: Effective medication management can lead to a healthier and happier animal.

At Central Drugs, we’re committed to providing compassionate care for all members of your family, including your four-legged companions. Simply bring your pet’s prescription to Central Drugs Pacific Station, and our pharmacists will discuss the best compounding options for your furry friend. Or contact us today to learn more about our specialty compounding services for pets!

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