What is compounding, and why is it necessary?
Compounding is the creation of a pharmaceutical preparation—a drug—by a licensed pharmacist to meet the unique needs of an individual patient (either human or animal) when a commercially available drug does not meet those needs or when the commercially available drug is discontinued from the market.
Here are a few examples of how a compounding pharmacist can customise medications based upon a doctor’s prescription to meet a patient’s needs:
- Customise strength or dosage.
- Flavour a medication (to make it more palatable for a child or a pet).
- Reformulate the drug to exclude an unwanted, nonessential ingredient, such as lactose, gluten, or a dye to which a patient is allergic.
- Change the form of the medication for patients who, for example, have difficulty swallowing or experience stomach upset when taking oral medication.
Specialised medication or supplementation is becoming a growing field in today’s society as more and more people are allergic to constituents in products and have more niche ailments and conditions which commercial medication cannot treat. Compounding, an art which dates back centuries, is now coming back in demand to optimise our health care solutions in Australia.
Our Point of Difference
While most pharmacies offer some level of compounding, My Skin Compounding Pharmacy has invested in special equipment in our state-of-the-art laboratory and training with our pharmacists and technicians to compound drugs safely, efficiently and effectively!
We are also Australia’s First Pharmacy Exclusive for Skin.
We are located within a large dermatology clinic and work alongside some of the best dermatologists in Queensland. Our pharmacy stocks internationally renowned brands formulated by dermatologists and commonly recommended by doctors and specialists.
Our Skin Care Range
My Skin Pharmacy’s online shopping store has selected results driven, premium quality skin care products for skincare conscious individuals. We have hand selected these products and conferred with expert dermatologists and health professionals to bring to you a select range of skin care products for sensitive skin, problematic skin and with proven clinical results.
We pride our selection backed by quality research and driven by patient results. If it is the first time that you are using these products please contact us to organise a consultation.
Our Skin Care Consultants
Our skin care consultants have in depth knowledge about skincare products and take pride in products that they recommend. Our consultants undergo extensive skincare training with expert skin specialists to understand the intricate balance of everyday active skincare. There are always new therapies on the market as needs of people change every day and new discoveries are made.
We understands the importance of spending the time to consult with the client to assess their skincare and cosmetic needs. Each and every one of us has different needs and different skin types. We will assess your skin concerns and give you appropriate advice on managing your skin.