Medicine Chest Pharmasave
221 King St. East
Bowmanville, Ontario
L1C 1P7
P: 905.697.3784
F: 905.697.1562
Store Hours:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sundays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Holidays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Benefits of Compounding

April 1, 2015

Pharmasave Medicine Chest in Bowmanville is a special compounding pharmacy.

There are several benefits to visiting a compounding pharmacy to fill to your prescription medication.

Sometimes a large pharmaceutical manufacturer discontinues a medication.  Often this happens because not enough patients are taking the drug, so it is unprofitable to keep mass-producing it.  But, what about the patients who still need that drug?  Hundreds or even thousands of patients may still need that medication.

Compounding pharmacists make medication that is difficult to find or has been discontinued.  A compounding pharmacist can recreate that medication by compounding it, so even if only one person in the world needs that medication, they can have it – thanks to compounding!

If you need a medication that has been taken off the market, speak to one of the pharmacists at Pharmasave Medicine Chest for help.  They can help by recreating your medication and getting you back on your path to wellness.

Compounding pharmacists can also make medication allergy-friendly.  A patient may be allergic or intolerant of an ingredient commonly found in the commercially manufactured form of a medication.  Ingredients that may be allergy-inducing include lactose, preservatives, dyes, gluten and sugar.  This adverse effect can make it impossible to take that medication, even if the patient really needs it.  

Fortunately, a compounding pharmacist can create a personalized medication, formulated to give the patient the treatment they need while leaving out the problematic ingredient.

If you are having a negative reaction to a medication you need, visit Pharmasave Medicine Chest.  The pharmacist can help you determine if it’s an ingredient in the medication that you are reacting to, and if it’s an ingredient that doesn’t need to be there.

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