Pharmalife Pharmacy

Capilano Mall

60-935 Marine Dr,

North Vancouver,B.C

V7P 1S3

 

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F: 778-340-1888 

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Compounding

Making a medication from scratch!

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Compounding medication according to a physician’s specific orders is an art of preparing custom made medication when off the shelf is not available or is not the best choice for the patient.

 

The science of compounding medications allows the pharmacist to get around the limitations of a commercially made medication and make a unique preparation to meet the patient’s specific needs, like different tastes, strengths, and delivery systems.

 

At Pharmalife Pharmacy, the “made from scratch” medications can make a tastier choice for your child, or exclude an ingredient that you are allergic to. Compounding medication make it possible to have a proper strength for your one full capsule, without cutting and crushing your tablets, or provide you with the first choice medication when it is unavailable every where else.

 

Pharmalife Pharmacy offers compounded medications in the areas of bio-identical hormone therapy, pediatrics, pain relief, skin conditions, wound care, and veterinary medications.

 

When Should You Ask for Compounding?

  • When medications are discontinued or generally unavailable from pharmaceutical companies because the medications are no longer profitable to manufacture;

  • When the patient is allergic to certain preservatives, dyes or binders in available off-the-shelf medications;

  • When treatment requires tailored dosage-strengths for patients with unique needs (for example, infants);

  • When a pharmacist can combine several medications the patient is taking to improve compliance;

  • When the patient cannot utilize the medication in its commercially available form and a pharmacist can prepare the medication in cream, liquid or other form that the patient can easily take; and

  • When medications require flavour additives to make them more palatable for some patients, most often children.

 

 

We Make Medication That Is Difficult to Find or Discontinued

Sometimes a manufacturer discontinues a medication. It might happen when not enough patients are taking the drug, so it is unprofitable to keep producing it. Or a medication might be on temporarily shortage. This can happen when there is a problem with the line of the production or the availability of the powders.

 

Pharmalife Pharmacy's compounding pharmacists can re-create that medication by compounding it and this is how we will never leave our patients without medication.

We Make Medication Allergy-Friendly

A patient may be allergic to or intolerant of an ingredient commonly found in the commercially manufactured form of a medication.


Ingredients that may be allergy-inducing include: Lactose, Preservatives, Dyes, Gluten, and Sugar.

 

Our compounding pharmacists can create a personalized medication, formulated to give the patient the treatment they need while leaving out the problematic ingredient.

We Make Medication Easier to Use

Some medications have a very unpleasant flavour, which makes patients less likely to take it as directed.

 

Our compounding pharmacist can flavour many medications to make it more palatable without compromising the medication’s effectiveness. This is especially handy when dealing with medications for patients who may refuse medication, such as young children, elderly patients, or even pets!

 

We also make medications in forms of Lollipops, Chews, Capsules, Creams, Gels….

 

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What to ask your doctor about compounding?

Prescription compounding is a rapidly growing component of many prescribers’ practices. But in today’s world of aggressive marketing by drug manufacturers, some may not realize the extent of compounding’s resurgence in recent years.

 

Ask your doctor about personalized medicine, then get in touch with one of our compounding pharmacists. At Pharmalife Pharmacy we are committed to providing high-quality compounded medications in the dosage form and strength prescribed by the healthcare provider.

 

Our compounding pharmacists can consult with your healthcare provider about ways to personalize a medication to meet your needs. Through the triad relationship of patient, physician and pharmacist, all three can work together to solve your unique medical problems.

 

 

Start a Conversation with your doctor:

  • I heard about a treatment involving a compounded medication and would like to know more. Are you familiar  with this compounded medication? 

  • My regular pharmacy told me that my drug is backordered and unavailable. Can I get it from a compounding pharmacy?

  • I think I might have an allergy to an ingredient in my medication. Could a compounded version of my medicine help?

  • The person for whom I care is unable or refuses to take his medicine. What options do I have for adding or changing the flavor or dosage form?

  • I take multiple drugs and have a difficult time swallowing so many pills. Could a compounding pharmacy combine them into one capsule to make it easier? Pharmalife Pharmacy, medication, RX, drugstore, prescriptions, private medication consultations, injections, vaccinations, blister packing, senior care services, compounding custom made medication, compounding medications for pets, performing health clinics,free delivery, lowest dispensing fees, open 7 days a week, diabetes care, north vancouver pharmacy, capilano mall, pharmacy north vancouver, pharmacy vancover, pharmacy north shore, shoppers drug mart, Walmart, pure pharmacy, rexall, medicine shoppe, northmount, remedy’s rx, vitamins for sale, london drugs, safeway, diabetes care, farsi pharmacy, persian pharmacy, iranian pharmacy, pharmacy marine drive, pharmacy capilano mall

 

Examples of dosage forms we customize for our patients are:

  • Capsules

  • Slow release capsules

  • Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

  • Topical creams, gels, ointments and lotions

  • Transdermal creams and gels

  • Suppositories and enemas

  • Nasal sprays and gels

  • Vaginal and rectal suppositories

  • Mouthwashes

  • Pediatric and geriatric formulations

  • Troches / lozenges

  • Flavouring for pediatric medication

  • Veterinary Compounding

 

 

 

Discontinued Products Now Available

  • Probenecid capsules

  • Phenazopyridine capsules

  • Disulfiram capsules

Examples of Customized & Compounded Medications:

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