Allergies? Special needs?
Ask us about our compounding lab!
What is Compounding?
Compounding is the creation of a pharmaceutical product specific to the unique needs of the customer.
- To change the form of the medication, ie. from a solid to a liquid for easier ingestion
- To avoid a non-essential ingredient that the customer is allergic to, ie. gluten or dyes
- To prepare specific doses/products not commercially available
- To add flavours
- To alter texture
- To provide bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
Who can I talk to about compounding?
We have three PCCA trained pharmacists on staff. They are available for consultation if needed. We compound prescriptions on Tuesday and Thursday.
Does compounding cost more than traditional medication?
As with mass produced medications, the cost to the patient varies based on a multitude of factors. The upfront cost to the patient is higher than with traditional pharmaceuticals as we cannot bill the drug plans online. By definition, the drugs are too unique to have coverage automated. However, a lot of compounds are covered by drug plans upon submission of receipts. Aikenhead's can provide you with the documentation you need to provide to your drug plan.