What Is A Compounding Pharmacy and Why Do I Need One?

Compounding custom medications allows us to tailor medications to meet specific physician or patient needs

Your doctor has prescribed a medication for you that is not manufactured by a drug company.  How can you get this prescription filled?  The solution is a compounding pharmacy.

A compounding pharmacy is different from a regular pharmacy.   The pharmacists and technicians at a compounding pharmacy have the additional training and education necessary to create a custom medication just for you, according to your doctor’s specifications.  A compounding pharmacy has the specialized equipment and laboratories needed to create a variety of compounded medications, such as injections, capsules, liquids etc.  The specialized equipment and tools are expensive to attain and laboratories require additional space, which is why a regular pharmacy is not best suited for compounding medications.

Custom Care Pharmacy & Compounding Centre is a compounding pharmacy conveniently located in Oshawa.  Our pharmacists and staff have been trained in the art and science of compounding both sterile and non-sterile medications by nationally recognized associations, such as the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) and the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP).

We have a specially built USP 797 laboratory to prepare sterile medications

At Custom Care Pharmacy & Compounding Centre, we have a specialized laboratory built for the creation of sterile medications.  It contains state-of-the-art equipment such as the Laminar Air-Flow Workbench, which minimizes particulate contamination (e.g. by bacteria) to produce the cleanest work area possible for the compounding of germ-free medications.

We also have a non-sterile laboratory, containing equipment such as an ointment mill.  An ointment mill reduces the particle size of the medication and ensures even distribution for a smooth and homogenous compounded medication.

Our laboratories conform to United States Pharmacopeia (USP) 795 and 797 standards and have ISO 5, ISO 7 and ISO 8 certification, thus ensuring maximized product safety and quality.

For every unique, custom compounded medication, from sterile injections for the bloodstream to lactose-free capsules for allergic patients, we have the specialized training and equipment required.

In addition to specialty compounding, Custom Care Pharmacy & Compounding Centre also fills regular prescriptions, prepares blister packaged medications, have pharmacist consultations and flu shots available.  We even offer free delivery for your convenience!

Bring your prescription to Custom Care Pharmacy & Compounding Centre, at the corner of Ritson Road and Taunton Road in Oshawa, to ensure that you receive the best pharmaceutical care possible.  Or call us at 905-240-8881 to speak with one of our caring and knowledgeable staff members!

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