FAQ

Can my pharmacy carry prescriptions from the Calgary Compounding Centre?

We work and partner directly with Calgary and southern Alberta.  If you would like to see your pharmacy carry compounded prescriptions from the Calgary Compounding Centre, speak to your physician, and submit the name and information of your pharmacy to us on our contact page.

What is compounding?

Pharmaceutical compounding (done in compounding pharmacies) is the creation of a particular pharmaceutical product to fit the unique need of a patient. To do this, compounding pharmacists combine or process appropriate ingredients using various tools. This may be done for medically necessary reasons, such as to change the form of the medication from a solid pill to a liquid, to avoid a non-essential ingredient that the patient is allergic to, or to obtain the exact dose(s) needed or deemed best of particular active pharmaceutical ingredient(s). It may also be done for more optional reasons, such as adding flavors to a medication or otherwise altering taste or texture. Compounding is most routine in the case of intravenous/parenteral medication, typically by hospital pharmacists, but is also offered by privately owned compounding pharmacies and certain retail pharmacies for various forms of medication.

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