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Compounding

Preparation of specialized medications requires chemicals and equipment that are not available in most pharmacies. We have access to complete resources for fine chemicals, equipment, devices and flavors. We strive to keep up to date on new research and innovations in the pharmacy compounding field. 

Compounding pharmacies are types of pharmacies that prepare special medications by mixing (or compounding) raw ingredients. In the 1920 and 30s, a majority of the medications were made by pharmacists for a specific patient.  Today, though compounded prescriptions only represents about 1% of all prescription drugs. 

PCCACompounding has had a significant evolution in the last 10 years or so.  New technology allows a pharmacist to prepare custom prescriptions with total confidence in quality control. There have been recent certification standards created by a number of non-profit organizations.  As well more companies are offering quality control testing of compounded products and pharmacists have access to classes about new compounding techniques. Finally, a number of leading organizations are garnering evidence-based and health outcome data to demonstrate safety and efficacy of various drug profiles.

At Qualicum Beach Pharmasave we realize that no two people are alike. Through the practice of compounding medications, our Pharmacists cater to the unique medical needs of individuals, infants, children and even animals.

Our Compounding Pharmacist prepares customized medications to help you and your physician improve the therapeutic outcome of your treatment.  Our Compounding Pharmacists have undergone extensive PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America) training and accreditation in compounding techniques. 

What can be compounded?

  • Bio-identical hormones 
  • Pain medication
  • Palliative care
  • Cosmeceuticals and specialty skincare 
  • Dental preparations
  • Discontinued medications
  • Pediatric formulations
  • Veterinary medicines 
  • And much more...