Germany compounding pharmacy

Sep 1st, 2012, 02:05 AM
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Germany compounding pharmacy

Do compounding pharmacies exist in Germany?
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Sep 1st, 2012, 02:48 AM
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Apologies for this dumb question but non-native speaker here - what is a compounding pharmacy?
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Sep 1st, 2012, 04:42 AM
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OP is looking for pharmacies that prepare medication individually "on location".
I tried to explain in OP's other thread, that each pharmacy in Germany is qualified and ready to do this. But that it is a matter of what kind of drugs are needed to prepare the medication.
As OP mentioned that he/she lost a prescription from Canada for the medication in question, it will be probable that the components also require a prescription in Germany.
If that is the case, OP has to see a doctor or hospital in Germany first to get the compulsory prescription (and pay for the doctor and the drug out of own pocket).
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Sep 1st, 2012, 05:42 AM
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I would not expect to walk into a pharmacy and find they have the drugs you need available. If this is something so special that it needs to be compounded I would definitely contact any pharmacy in advance - to be sure they have the agents needed.

And you will require a prescription. Again - I wold start with the out patient clinic of a tertiary hospital for the Rx and also a reco on what pharmacy would have the necessary agents to do the compounding. Also - I hope you have the generic names of the medications, since trade names can vary in different countries. If you don;t have this info you need to call your MD's office and get them.
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Sep 1st, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Thank you for the explanation Cowboy. One learns something new on these forums every day...
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Sep 1st, 2012, 02:38 PM
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My son was almost killed twice by errors by compounding pharmcies. I would never go that route again.
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