Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Compounding Pharmacy - Your Most Common Questions Answered

What is a compounding pharmacy? Many people ask us this question every day. And it is a surprise that most people do not know the answer to this very simple question. Let's delve a little into the history of drug manufacturing to understand better what this means.

Nowadays, pharmaceutical companies dominate the drug manufacturing market. There are facilities and factories worldwide that design, build and produce the various drug compounds. Historically, things were not always like this. In fact, in the past most true pharmacies were compounding pharmacies. What does that mean? The term compounding means to compound or to mix ingredients together to produce a compound. Most pharmacies in the past did not have the convenience of today's drug world. Nor did they have access to ready-made drugs and medicines like we have today.

Pharmacies of the past had to rough it out be mixing basic ingredients together to produce the compound (or medicine) that the patient needs. And that is the gist of compounding. It is how most drugs were made only a few centuries ago. Of course, with today's technological advances, it is hard to believe that this type of compounding still exists. However, there remains a strong need for this kind of service. Some drugs have a shelf life and need to be compounded on the stop, inside the pharmacy. There are other reasons such as that not all drugs are available in their final format, and some of them need to have the ingredients put together at the final destination, just before handing it to the patient. Visit us to see our list of services or come by and talk to our pharmacists who can contribute to improving the level of care that you are receiving.

In Many Canadian cities such as Brampton Ontario, Pharmacies are offering this service to their clients because of the demand and the advantages that it offers. Brampton compounding pharmacies are a great deal of convenience to patients, especially if the pharmacy is located near a walk-in clinic. Because of the increase in demand on the Canadian healthcare system, Brampton pharmacists are doing what they can to help alleviate that need. And one of the ways that they are doing this is by offering bundled services to the patient. Bundled services mean that someone who is sick can go to the local Brampton walk-in clinic, and on their way out they can visit the pharmacy which also happens to be a compounding pharmacy.

At Olde Town Medical, we offer a variety of healthcare and pharmacy services that are available here. We are dedicated to making sure that our clients get all the health care that they need. Our compounding pharmacy is conveniently located in the same facility as our walk-in clinic. Furthermore, we have a great team of pharmacists and doctors who can tend to your every health need. We can fill prescriptions from all different type of family physicians in Brampton. We also have a female family doctor on staff to help serve you better.