Compounding - Customers

What is compounding?

Compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications when a medication is not available or won't work for you, we can create a compounded medication. Compounds often involve our highly trained staff using powdered and liquid medications and putting them into a dosage form that is ideal for you. Working with your doctor, we can make a medication from scratch to meet your specific needs.

Why would I want my medication compounded?

Compounding offers solutions to those people who:

Need a specific strength of a medication that isn't commercially available

Have difficulty taking their medications. Compounding creates medications in various forms such as liquid, chewable, suppository or in a formulation which can be absorbed through skin.

Have allergies to preservatives, perfumes, flavours and dyes. When a medication is compounded we can control exactly which additives go into each compound.

Need a medication that is not available anymore? Some medications go off the market. This can be very distressing for people who have successfully used those medications for years. In some cases, a compounding pharmacy can re-create a discontinued medication.

What different types of compounding services can the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy provide?

Hormone treatments for both men and women. Under the direction of a physician, the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy can compound hormone creams, troches, capsules, suppositories and other dosage forms to help balance the hormones.

Pediatric preparations. The Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy can make small doses forms, low dose dosage forms, flavoured dosage forms and other modifications to help your child.

Pain medications. Being in pain sucks. We can work with your doctor to help treat your pain. We can take oral pain medications and make them into one that can be rubbed on the skin and go directly to the sore joint. We can take medications that are usually reserved for injections and use them topically to treat painful nerve pain or neuropathic pain conditions like shingles and diabetic nerve pain. We can put morphine like medications into wound treatments to treat painful wounds. Ask us if we can help your pain.

Your dog, cat or ferret. Ever tried to get medication past the sharp pointy teeth of your cat? Wouldn't it be easier if you could rub it into their ear? Doesn't your dog want medications shaped like little dog bones? Ferrets are too small to take commercially available dog medications. We can get the right dose for them. We will work with your vet to assist with the furry, scaly or feathered members of your family.

What different types of compounds are there?

Common compounded dosage forms include:

  • Topical medication that go through the skin (creams, ointments, gels, lotions)
  • Oral liquids like suspensions and solutions
  • Suppositories
  • Troches that dissolve under the tongue and lozenges
  • Gummy bears
  • Eye/ear drops
  • Injections
  • Capsules
  • Powder papers
  • Nasal sprays
  • Lollipops
  • And many more

How do I get my prescription for a compound prepared?

Call or visit the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy and speak to a compounding pharmacist. While a prescription is required, we can consult with your prescriber to work on a compounding solution for you.

How long does it take to make a compound?

Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy will make every attempt to have a compound ready within 1 business day and sterile compounds ready within 5 business days. If special order ingredients are needed additional time may be required.

How do I pick up or have my compound delivered?

You can pick it up in store or at the drive-thru. We also deliver in Dauphin 7 days a week.