A compound is a product that the pharmacy staff makes by mixing two or more ingredients together. Combined, they become a medicinal blend that is not already commercially available. Prescribers often write compounded prescriptions in order to get a combination of ingredients that is not available as a pre-made product.
Roulston's is a member of Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA), a consulting service which provides access to formulas for a wide array of compounds, and ongoing education to ensure Roulston's staff are properly trained in compounding. We are also members of Association of Compounding Pharmacists of Canada (ACPC) which advocates for compounding and promotes standards of good practice.
Pharmacists may recommend compounding a medication to help meet individual patient specific needs, such as compounding a medication into a liquid form for someone unable to swallow tablets or capsules. Compounding pharmacists also offer consulting services where you can meet with a pharmacist for a consultation and a treatment recommendation will be sent to your doctor. Topics include pain, wound treatment and many others. Call Roulston’s Wellness Centre and ask to speak to a compounding pharmacist to learn more about this service and the cost.
Roulston's is able to compound liquids, capsules, suppositories, lozenges, creams, ointments, and more. Roulston's can compound treatment solutions for the following:
- Pain management
- Veterinary medicine
- Skin care preparations
- Wound care
- Dental applications
- Bio-identical Hormone Replacement (women's health)
- and more!