Compounded medications are prescribed because there are no commercial ‘off-the-shelf’ products available to meet a patient’s individual requirements. Doctors, dentists and nurse practitioners should inform patients they have been prescribed compounded medication. A script is required for all compounded medication orders.
The prescription should include:
- The patient’s details
- Dosage and drug required
- Dosage form (e.g. transdermal, suspension, capsules etc.)
- Length of treatment or quantity required
- Signature of the prescriber
COST OF COMPOUNDED MEDICATION
Some compounded medications are supplied as a sterile product. This requires a more complex compounding process that is undertaken in a dedicated sterile clean room environment, by validated pharmacists and technicians. This can make the cost of compounded medications more expensive than ‘off-the shelf’ products or making capsules in a non-sterile environment. Please talk to your pharmacist if you have any concerns about the cost of medication.
For any queries regarding prescriptions, please call our pharmacy team on 03 8420 0700.
HOW TO ORDER
Patients can order their medications online, via post, email or fax or present the prescription to one of our pharmacies. We aim to have prescriptions ready within 72 hours of receipt of order. As a leading compounding pharmacy we are able to supply medications Australia-wide. We are also able to supply to home and business locations for your convenience.
Please contact us on 03 8420 0700 for any queries regarding shelf life or repeat prescriptions or to place an order.