Medicines made especially for you
Spearwood 7 Day Pharmacy is one of Western Australia’s compounding chemists, providing tailored, effective treatments and remedies for a range of ailments for all ages and also to ease the processes of menopause and andropause.
Compounding is only performed by pharmacists trained and experienced in the formulation and preparation of pharmaceutical dose forms.
Most compounded products require a prescription from your doctor. Your doctor will assess whether you need a customized prescription for a compounded product. The product is then formulated and made specifically for you at Spearwood 7 Day Pharmacy.
Manufactured medications don’t suit everyone so the option of a compounded product assists those people not able to take the ready prepared form of a medicine.
We can provide individualized products not available commercially or if the doctor wants a different dose or different dose form than those available ready prepared.
Examples of commonly compounded prescriptions we produce include progesterone pessaries, melatonin and DHEA capsules, omeprazole and lansoprazole suspensions and bioidentical hormone troches, capsules and creams. Tranexamic mouthwash is made for dental use and we also compound fading creams containing various combinations of hydroquinone, kojic acid, tretinoin and other agents for age spots and discoloured skin. Another compounded topical preparation for the management of eczema is tacrolimus ointment. (see our blog on compounding for an in depth look at this product)
Items no longer available commercially include Cafergot tablets and suppositories, Econazole pessaries, Nemdyn antibiotic ointment used by dermatologists, and Buckley’s Formocresol used by dentists. Equivalent products can be formulated individually on prescription.
Compounded products are also provided on veterinary prescription for your best friend when they require a medication not commercially available to your veterinary surgeon. For example Trilostane capsules and mixtures for dogs with Cushing’s syndrome, and Aminophylline mixture for dogs and cats (liver flavoured). Other medications that your pet won’t accept as a tablet can be formulated into a tasty flavoured suspension or specific doses can be formulated as capsules or mixtures.
New products we are compounding on prescription include Guaifenesin with Gabapentin in PLO Gel , Diclofenac with Gabapentin in PLO Gel for chronic pain conditions, Verapamil Gel for Peyronie’s Disease, Diltiazem ointment for anal fissure.