Lisgar Woods Pharmacy offers a unique process
Compounding is a technique used to adapt or change your drugs in order to best fit your medical and personal needs. Compounding is fundamental to the profession of pharmacy and was a standard means of providing prescription medications before drugs became mass-produced by the pharmaceutical industry.
Working closely with your physician, our process makes changes to your existing medication or helps develop customized medication to maximize its effect and produce better outcomes for you.
Apart from customized dosing, the compounding professionals at Lisgar Woods Pharmacy can prepare special compounds to meet patients’ lifestyle needs. For example, if you have trouble swallowing large pills, our pharmacy can change the prescription to liquid, lozenges, creams, or a variety of other forms.
Pain management is essential. At times, treating the underlying disease does not result in elimination of uncontrolled pain for patients.
In these instances, a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals will work together to help patients manage their chronic pain and continue to function with their families, friends and society.
Many factors can make pain management a challenge for healthcare professionals and patients alike. Chronic pain may have a host of causes and perpetuating factors that must be uncovered to successfully manage pain. Mass produced pain products may have their limitations, undesired side effects, or physicians may find that their patients benefit from an individualized analgesic.
Topical or transdermal creams and gels can be formulated to provide high local concentrations at the site of application, reducing side effects by passing first-pass metabolism. Your Lisgar Woods Pharmacist will work together with you and your healthcare practitioner to solve problems by customizing medications that meet your individual needs. Contact our compounding pharmacist to discuss the dosage form, strength and medication or combination that is most appropriate for your patient.
Certain dermatologic problems can be better managed using individualized therapies created by a compounding pharmacist at Lisgar Woods Pharmacy.
Compounding pharmacists continue to provide alternatives and advantages in dermatologic care by widening the options available to physicians and patients. We can compound medications into comfortable to use creams or lotions- increasing your treatment compliance by making your prescription easier to administer.
Alternatively, we can create customized oral dosage forms and a variety of other preparations for other routes of administration. Commonly, your compounding pharmacist will prepare formulations that physicians develop to meet their patients’ specific needs, or more traditional formulas acquired during medical training.
Working closely with dentists, Lisgar Woods Pharmacy’s compounding professionals provide unique and individualized dental solutions for patients.
Medications are manufactured in a limited number of dosage strengths to satisfy the needs of most patients. Using pharmaceutical grade chemicals and specialized equipment, we compound medications for oral and dental applications in doses and dosage forms that are not commercially available.
Our compounds extend from lip balms to mouth rinses, and everything in between. Ask your dentist whether a compounded solution is right for you.
We believe in the best healthcare for man’s best friend!
That’s why it’s our goal that our compounding services function as an extension of the abilities of Veterinary doctors to provide outstanding healthcare for your pet. Compounding can make medicating animals easier by creating exact dosing and easy administration routes that your pet is sure to enjoy.
This helps prevent over/under dosing and optimizes therapy for your pet. Some manufacturers may discontinue products because they are no longer economically viable. A Lisgar Woods Compounding Pharmacist may be able to compound this product just for your pet. Talk to your Veterinary doctor to see if a compounded product is right for your pet.
We may not have a solution to help them eat their broccoli, but we can help with their medication.
Children pose certain challenges when it comes to taking their medication- they may dislike the taste or texture, have difficulty swallowing a solid dosage form, or are fearful of taking an injection. Many of these challenges can be overcome by creating the right compound for pediatric use. By manipulating the texture or taste of a medication, a compounding pharmacist at Lisgar Woods Pharmacy will help your child overcome many of the challenges they can face with mass-produced products.
Professional compounding is not just diluting existing medications, or mixing powders with bases. We must consider physical and chemical properties of each active and inactive ingredient in order to prepare an effective and safe customized medication with the desired taste, color, fragrance, viscosity, uniformity, texture, and stability.
The efficacy of any compounded medication is influenced by the technique and equipment used in preparing the formulation, the purity and quality of the ingredients, choice of base, and proper use of additives such as penetration enhancers. All of these components are factored in when creating a compound for an adult or child.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Unbalanced hormones can make you feel like a stranger in your own skin.
Anyone who has been through puberty knows that hormones have a powerful effect on one’s body. Hormones affect many areas of your health, including your mood, your metabolism, and your sexual and reproductive function.
If your hormones become unbalanced, whether due to menopause or other factors, you may end up feeling unwell. However, compounded hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a way to restore balance and help you feel like yourself again!