WHAT IS COMPOUNDING?

Create. Formulate. Innovate. Compounding is an innovative way our ORIGINS pharmacists customize medications to fit the needs of their patients (including animals!) The art of compounding utilizes modern medicine while still holding true to the roots of the profession of pharmacy. ORIGINS Pharmacy can produce unique dosage forms based on patient preferences and/or restrictions. Examples include dye-free, preservative-free, alcohol-free, and/or sugar-free forms of medications. Many compounds are specialized medication combinations or compounded in other forms that are not otherwise commercially available.

Working closely with you and your physician, we are able to:

• Adjust the strength of your medications
• Eliminate preservatives, dyes, lactose and other allergens
• Compound medications that have been discontinued e.g Phenazo, Pyridium (phenazopyridine) , Starnoc (zaleplon)
• Compound medications that are in short supply
• Change the form of the medication tailored to your needs. ORIGINS Pharmacy can prepare:

• Capsules
• Gummies
• Lozenges
• Nasal Sprays
• Creams & Ointments
• Suspensions
• Solutions
• Injections
• Eye Drops & Ointments

• Change the form of the medication to improve compliance and flavour.
• Change the form of the medication to reduce side effects e.g for arthritic patients intolerant to oral NSAIDS we can prepare a transdermal cream that will reduce pain and inflammation locally without the GI side effects

The possibilities are endless. Please call us to discuss how we can help you.

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COMPOUNDING SERVICES

Adrenal Fatigue

Stress can be caused by environmental, physical, psychological or nutritional factors. One of the body’s initial responses to fear or stress is the release of hormones such as epinephrine (adrenaline) and cortisol that initially help us to react or adapt to a stressful situation. Cortisol raises blood sugar and blood pressure, increases the breakdown of protein, interferes with thyroid hormone action and stimulates visceral fat deposition, which can lead to metabolic syndrome. Over time, the body may no longer be able to produce the needed amounts of cortisol and patients can ultimately end up with low cortisol levels (hypocortisolism). Fatigue, pain and stress associated with HYPOcortisolism may result in Chronic Fatigue Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), asthma, chronic pain syndromes, and autoimmune diseases. Our team of experts can help you with proper adrenal support through nutritional support, sleep and restoring deficient hormones, leading to improved quality of life

Autism

Parents of an autistic child must cope with and anticipate a variety of special behaviors, including those that concern eating and drinking. Our compounding pharmacists are here to help when it comes to medications.
We specialize in pharmaceutical compounding to meet the needs of the autistic patient, both children and adults. We can provide these medications in a variety of formats including:

  • - Capsules
  • - Suppositories
  • - Transdermal Creams (delivers drugs or ingredients through the skin)
  • - Suspensions

Our professionals recognize the needs of our autistic population, like dealing with common food and medication allergies. So we custom formulize prescriptions that are free of common reactive ingredients like yeast, gluten, wheat, casein, dye or sugar.
Let our clinicians work with you and your family members to meet the special challenges in providing medication to the autistic patient, including antibiotics, chelation agents, antifungals, and others. So give us a call - our staff of highly trained pharmacists is eager to work closely with you, your child and your physician to find the right medication solution for you.

Backordered Medications

Some patients find it hard to get orders filled for a variety of reasons. Compounding can deliver necessary medications needed to supplement a limited or unavailable supply, ensuring patients remain comfortable and avoiding medication shortfalls.

Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy

Bioidentical hormone therapy uses custom compounded hormones to help to restore and maintain hormone balance within the human body. Similar to the natural hormones produced by the body, these bioidentical hormones are tailor-made for each individual patient’s body chemistry.

Dentistry

For many people, a simple trip to the dentist is wrought with anxiety. Pharmacy compounding is not only effective at reducing the anxiety before dental care, but can also maximize the potential of various dental treatments themselves.

Dermatology

Pharmacy compounding is essential in dermatology when mass-produced medications are unable to achieve therapeutic outcomes for specific individuals. Our experienced pharmacists use state-of-the-art equipment and advanced science that maximizes the benefits to individual patients.

Oncology

At ORIGINS Pharmacy, our team of experts focuses on the unique needs of cancer patients to help them manage their therapy and live active, fulfilling, and productive lives. Our pharmacists have clinical expertise in oncology and understand the difficulties patients may face in dealing with their therapy.
There are many health challenges and complex issues for patients in treating cancer, including medication and side effect management, proper nutrition, rest and exercise. Sometimes the side effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation can create difficult issues for patients. Our compounding pharmacist can help treat those issues with custom made medications and by utilizing unique delivery systems to bring relief. We are experts in creating innovative ways to manage the many symptoms one may face when receiving treatments for cancer. Let us help you or your loved one get relief for those issues with a medication created specifically for them.

Pain Management

Compounding uses skill and science to prepare customized medications that bring pain relief to individual patients’ needs. When pain management is a part of life, compounding can make all the difference in the overall effectiveness of therapeutic treatment.

Palliative Care/Hospice

An essential aspect of palliative care is the management of pain. Compounded medications are made to suit the needs of the patient in every way. The combination of high-quality pharmaceutical ingredients and preparation of the ideal dosage form means that the patient is set up for the most advantageous outcome.

Pediatrics

Medication compounding is especially beneficial for children’s prescriptions. There are various factors that sometimes make mass-produced medications ineffective at meeting a child’s needs. With compounding, administering medication can become easier and more pleasant for both you and your child.

Podiatry

In the field of podiatry, our proprietary topical and transdermal gels are capable of supporting multiple classes of drugs. They act by enhancing penetration and delivery of the drug across the skin for a non-invasive, convenient and effective therapy, minimizing side effects.

Sports Medicine

No matter what kind of athlete you may call yourself, compounding can offer serious benefits when you need to treat and heal ailments such as inflammation and pain, muscle spasms, fungal infections of the feet, nails or toes, excessive perspiration, hemorrhoids and more.

Unavailable Medications

Shortages or discontinuation in medications affects a wide range of patients and conditions. The role of the compounding pharmacist is important in the area of drug shortages and the discontinuation of medications in order to supply the accurate formulation of a prescribed medication.

Wound Care

Our pharmacists have been extensively trained to assist physicians in the proper care of patients seeking wound treatment. Our experts have experience with wounds typically difficult to treat. At our pharmacy, we prepare various medications in many different combinations, dosing, and delivery forms.

QUALITY COMPOUNDING MAXIMIZES THERAPEUTIC OUTCOMES

The efficacy of any formulation is directly related to its preparation, which is why THE SELECTION OF YOUR COMPOUNDING PHARMACY IS CRITICAL. Ongoing training for compounding pharmacists and technicians, state-of-the-art equipment, and high quality chemicals are essential. Experience and ingenuity are important factors as well. When tweaking a formula or developing a unique preparation, the compounding pharmacist must consider physical and chemical properties of both the active ingredient and excipients, solubility, tonicity, viscosity, and the most appropriate dosage form or device for administering the needed medication. Standard Operating Procedures should be in place, stability studies should be considered when compounding, and appropriate potency and sterility testing should be performed.

Our compounding professionals can formulate suitable medications as sublingual drops, oral and nasal sprays, lollipops, rectal solutions and suppositories, and other customized dosage forms. Please contact us to discuss your needs and medication problems.