Compounding pharmacy

Aug 31st, 2012, 12:30 PM
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Compounding pharmacy

I lost some prescriptions that are from a compounding pharmacist in Canada. France pharmacies don't do this type of thing. I have visited many but no luck. Am also going to be in Switzerland and Germany and Austria. Does anyone know if these countries perform this function in their pharmacies.
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Aug 31st, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Many compounding pharmacies in Canada are attached to the pharmacy departments of hospitals...have you checked that out? Also, I would expect that you will need a prescription from a locally licensed MD
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Aug 31st, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Technically, each pharmacist in Germany needs to have this qualification. Nevertheless, you don't get any prescription drugs, compounded or other, without a prescription from a local doctor.
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Aug 31st, 2012, 02:17 PM
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I have same concern about a compounded Rx in France. It's probably a bit obscure for the MD's there, and illegal to mail.
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Aug 31st, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Even in Canada and the US very few pharmacies compound. It simply doesn;t make financial sense based on the way government and insurance pays for drugs. I know one in Manhattan - since they specialize in it - for pet meds (fisk or liver flavor) as well as drugs that don;t come in chikd doses, etc. But it's fairly rare and quite expensive.

I too would check out a major hospital - not the local ones but a tertiary care center - to find out. If that doesn;t work you might try the US embassy/consulate to see if they have the names of someone who can do it - or the local pharmacy association.
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Sep 1st, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Our local mom & pop corner pharmacy compounds low dose naltrexone for $1/ pill. The inexpensive generic med comes in 100 mg formulation and they make caps of 4 mg each. Not big deal at all for the pros, and it's something they were all taught in school.

I found these people on internet search "compounding" "pharmacy." A pharmacist I work with says some Walgreens will even do it.
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