Cambrian is one of the few pharmacies in Calgary that specialize in compounding, which is a method of creating personalized medication in the optimal strength and dosage for each patient. Our compounding professionals combine the latest medical knowledge with state-of-the art technology to prepare custom medications. Cambrian’s trained professionals use compounding to provide countless therapeutic possibilities by formulating customized prescriptions for patients who have specific needs that aren’t met by commercially manufactured dosages.
Compounding allows pharmacists to work with patients and their physicians to determine the most optimal, effective way to administer medication. For example, a compounding pharmacist can alter the form of the medication into several different delivery systems, such as creating a liquid or cream for a patient who has difficulty swallowing capsules. Additionally, preservatives and dyes can be removed for patients who are sensitive or allergic to certain components of a particular commercial drug.
Our compounding professionals can provide dosages in many customized forms, including:
Compounding can also benefit your pets!
Compounding is also beneficial to pets, their owners and the veterinary industry. Commercial medications may only be available in one particular strength that might not be suitable for all animals. The pharmacists at Cambrian can create custom dosages that are appropriate for a specific size and type of animal, which can often be more economical than purchasing a commercial-sized dosage. Our compounding professionals can also make medicine in forms that can be easily administered to animals, such as tasty medicated “treats,” liquid concentrates and ear drops.