Lycoderm Compounding Pharmacy


When would a medication be compounded ?

Discontinued Drugs - The pharmaceutical industry has discontinued hundreds of drug products over the past 25 years, often because the medications are no longer profitable to manufacture. These medications remain essential to patients’ health care, and the unavailability of these products can greatly alter the quality and even lifespan of those patients. The only way these drugs are now available is through compounding

Patients that are allergic to certain preservatives, dyes or binders in available off-the-shelf medications; can be given a compounded medication that does not include the allergen.

Medications with tailored dosage strengths can be made for patients with unique needs (for example, an infant).

When the patient cannot ingest the medication in its commercially available form, a pharmacist can prepare the medication in cream, liquid or other form that the patient can easily take.

Medications can be made with flavour additives to make them more palatable for some patients, most often children

Experimental trials or double blind trials often require medication not commercially available

Hospice – End of life therapy involves compounding of many different and unique dosage forms to allow patients to live out their lives free of pain and discomfort. Many drug combinations are used in these patients who often cannot swallow or do not have the muscle mass that is required to receive multiple injections daily. Medicines can be compounded for oral, inhalation and nasal administration and topical/transdermal and rectal use.