Compounding delivers solutions not easily met by commercial products: from combining multiple medicines into a single, convenient dose for hospice patients to delivering children’s cough medicine with a palatable flavour.
Not responding to a medicine doctor has prescribed? Having difficulty taking your medicine? Experiencing adverse effects?
You may need a change in dosage form. We can work with you and your doctor to compound the needed medicine(s) into alternative dosage forms , such as:
♦ Lozenges ♦ Troches (polyglycol and gelatine) ♦ Capsules ♦ Tablets (including rapid dissolve tablets) ♦ Lip balms ♦ Patches ♦ Medicated lollipops ♦ Pessaries ♦ Paints ♦ Transdermals (drugs delivered through the skin) ♦ Solutions ♦ Gels ♦ Suspensions ♦ Mixtures ♦ Emulsions ♦ Creams ♦ Ointments ♦ Pastes ♦ Lotions ♦ Foams ♦ Suppositories (including the Rectal Rocket) ♦ Nasal drops ♦ Nasal sprays ♦ Ear drops ♦ Mouthwashes
Taking too many medicines at once?
We can combine compatible drugs into a single dosage form to simplify a medicine administration schedule. This may make it easier for your to take your medicines as your doctor intended.
Is the medicine your doctor prescribed unavailable?
When a medicine is out of stock or temporarily unavailable, we can usually obtain the needed active ingredient(s) and compound a similar preparation.
Is your child or pet refusing to take their medicine because it tastes so bad?
We can flavour each medicine to please any palate, and eliminate aftertastes. You can choose from the following for children or adults:
♦ Apple ♦ Apricot ♦ Banana ♦ Bubble Gum ♦ Butterscotch ♦ Caramel ♦ Chocolate ♦ Grape ♦ Lemon ♦ Marshmellow ♦ Orange ♦ Peach ♦ Peppermint ♦ Raspberry ♦ Spearmint ♦ Strawberry ♦ Tropical ♦ Vanilla
or for pets:
♦ Alfalfa ♦ Apple ♦ Bacon ♦ Banana ♦ Beef ♦ Butterscotch ♦ Caramel ♦ Carrot ♦ Cheese ♦ Chicken ♦ Cod Liver Oil ♦ Fish ♦ Ham ♦ Liver ♦ Peanut Butter ♦ Malt ♦ Molasses ♦ Peppermint ♦ Raspberry ♦ Strawberry ♦ Tutti Frutti ♦ Tuna ♦ Vanilla
Suffering adverse or allergic reactions to your medicine?
We can formulate medicines to eliminate problem-causing excipients such as dyes, sugar, gluten, lactose, alcohol, and preservatives.
Do you have difficulty swallowing your medicine?
We can speak with your doctor about formulating your medicine in a different dosage form that is either easier to swallow or does not need to be swallowed.
Has your doctor developed a unique formulation to meet a special need?
Often, prescribers develop unique formulations that meet the specific needs of their patient population, or acquire “tried and true” formulas during their medical career that are no longer manufactured. We regularly prepare these customised medicines.
No specialist Compounding Pharmacy in your area?
We often compound medicines for patients throughout Australia and worldwide. All we need is a prescription written by a medical, dental or veterinary practitioner registered in Australia.
We can work with your prescriber to formulate a solution for any of the problems listed above. We express post most compounds to any location in Australia (and overseas if laws in the destination country allow and you have provided a prescription written by a medical, dental or veterinary practitioner registered in Australia).
Each Fresh Therapeutics Compounding Pharmacy is member of Professional Compounding Chemists of Australia(PCCA) a TGA licensed supplier of compounding ingredients. Membership gives us access to a formulary of over 8,000 formulations and technical support.
We one of the few compounding pharmacies in Australia to have achieved the PCCA compounding standards tick of approval.
Medicines compounded by Fresh Therapeutics Compounding Pharmacy are prepared at the direction of a medical, dental or veterinary practitioner. Many compounded preparations are commonly prescribed, and supported by literature, to treat particular disease states but you should always consult your doctor before taking or administering any compounded medication. Fresh Therapeutics Compounding Pharmacy does not make claims for the efficacy of compounded preparations.