What kinds or prescriptions can be compounded?
Almost any kind. Compounded prescriptions are ideal for any patient requiring unique dosages and/or delivery devices, which can take the form of solutions, suppositories, sprays, oral rinses, lollipops, and even as transdermal sticks. Compounding applications can include; Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Veterinary, Hospice, Paediatric, Dental, Optic, Dermatology, Medication Flavouring, Chronic Pain Management, Neuropathies, Sports Medicine, Infertility, Wound Therapy, Podiatry, and Gastroenterology.
Is prescription compounding legal? Is it safe?
Compounding has been part of healthcare since the origins of Pharmacy and is used widely today in all areas of the industry, from hospitals to nuclear medicine. Over the last decade, compounding’s resurgence has largely benefited from advances in technology, quality control and research methodology. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has stated that compounded prescriptions are both ethical and legal as long as they are prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a specific patient and compounded by a licensed pharmacy. In addition, state boards of pharmacy regulate compounding.