Compounding for Patients

Have you ever found that you have had problems taking a medicine as directed?  You are not alone and we can help you overcome this issue. We are well known compounding pharmacy in Perth and we carry a wide range if ingredients.

We are ‘compounding pharmacists’ who use pharmacy skill & expertise to work with you and your prescriber to help solve these medication challenges and meet your individual needs.

The regulatory approval process for medicines is intended for mass-produced drugs made by large manufacturers.

Because compounded medications are personalised for individual patients, it is not possible for each formulation to go through TGA’s drug approval process, which takes years to complete and hundreds of millions of dollars.

Compounded medications, prepared by pharmacists, are exempted from TGA approval by legislation.

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The “one-size-fits-all” nature of many mass-manufactured medications means that some patients’ needs are not met by those products. There are also many medications or formulations that are only available through a compounding pharmacy.

Many patients require compounded medications such as:

  • Children
  • Issues with medication administration, such as difficulty swallowing pills or taste
  • Medicines not on the market anymore
  • Dermatology
  • Allergy, sensitivity, or other aversion to ingredients such as flavours or dyes, lactose, sugar, alcohol, gluten, etc.
  • Requiring a different dose of medication than that which is available from a manufacturer
  • Pets

At one time, all medications were compounded. Over the past few decades, compounding has experienced a renaissance as modern technology along with innovative techniques and research have allowed more pharmacists to customise medications to meet specific patient needs. This may also include your pet’s needs, with compounding pharmacies also able to compound medications for your pets in consultation with veterinarians.

Ask our pharmacists about compounding.

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The Maz Mixing Machine

The MAZ Mixing Machine is now available and being used at Point Walter Pharmacy. It’s a revolutionary mixer ideal for topicals, liquids, creams, and powders.
Please watch the video below for more information.