Compounding Services

Urunga Pharmacy offers specialised compounding services to meet the needs of our patients who are unable to take commercially available medications for a number of reasons (eg, can't swallow a tablet, can't tolerate the preservatives or have specific allergies).


Compounding enables prescribers and pharmacists to meet the special needs of patients.  One of its most important benefits is to those patients who have difficulties with commerically available medication.  With the prescriber's consent, pharmacists can custom-prepare medications in a variety of unique dosage forms including:

  • ​Capsules
  • Creams/Gels/Ointments
  • Oral Liquids/Suspensions
  • Troches
  • Nasal Sprays
  • Suppositories

Alternative Dosage Forms

Oral and dental problems can be extremely painful and not easy to live with.  Some of the most common conditions that our compounding pharmacists can assist with are oral thrush, ulcers, pain and infection, dry mouth and mucositis.

Compounded dental preparations can take many forms:

  • ​Mouthwashes
  • Oral Gels
  • Dental ointments and pastes
  • Sprays
  • Troches
  • Sublinguals

Dental Preparations

Many patients suffer from a variety of skin conditions and while there is a wide variety of commercial products available these may not suit every patient all the time.  For example, patients may have allergies to certain ingredients in a cream such as a preservative.  We compound both Prescription and Non-Prescription preparations for our patients.

Some of the conditions that we can assist you with are:

  • ​Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Pigmentation
  • Sunburn
  • Rosacea
  • Acne


Medications can become unavailable for many reasons including:

  • ​Manufacturing problems resulting in shortages of stock
  • The manufacturer discontinuing a product, dose, combination or dose form due to declining profitability
  • Discontinued due to safety concerns (Our compounding pharmacists do not compound these medications).

Where medications are unavailable for reasons other than safety concerns, our compounding pharmacists can locate the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient, and combine it into the appropriate dose and flavour to suit your needs.

Discontinued Medications

Compounding is simply the science of combining individual ingredients to create a specific medication.

Before the mass production of medications in the 1950s, the majority of medicines were compounded to suit an individual's needs by specialist pharmacists.  Today, there is a resurgence of interest in compounded medications as people discover that mass produced medications may not suit their particular situation.

General Compounding Information

Hair loss can affect both men and women and can have strong emotional and psychological consequences.  The causes of hair loss can range from hormonal changes, stress and iron deficiency to fungal infections and medication-induced hair thinning.

If this is an area of concern for you, please speak to our compounding pharmacists or your GP to discuss whether a compounded product may be a suitable option for you.

We offer compounded solutions that can be used to assist in treating hair loss.  Speak to your GP or our compounding pharmacists today to find out more.

Hair Loss Management

Hormones have a powerful effect on the body and imbalances can affect many aspects of a patient's health on a daily basis.  Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapies are prepared after consultation with either your GP or specialist for each patient at the appropriate dose to achieve the best possible treatment outcome.  All Hormone Replacement Therapies require a prescription.  Ask us today about the range of hormones we can compound.

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Giving medicines to children can be a challenging and stressful experience for all involved.  Our compounding pharmacists can work with your Paediatrician or GP to make life easier.  From changing the flavour of a medicine, changing the form the medicine comes in or simply making a colour free or preservative free alternative, we can help.  Some of the compounded treatment options we can assist with include:

  • ​Sleep
  • Reflux
  • Children with ADHD or Autism
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Eczema and skin conditions
  • Nappy rash

Paediatric Formualtions

Pain management is one of the most common reasons why patients visit their GPs or Pharmacists.  It could be a headache, migraine or nerve pain and it could also be acute or chronic.  Some commonly prescribed medications can treat many different pain conditions but can also leave patients with unwanted side effects like drowsiness, upset stomachs or dizziness.

Compounded pain medications can be used as part of a treatment program for a variety of pain conditions including:

  • ​Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve Pain
  • and many more

Pain Management

Palliative care patients can often find the commercially available medication forms difficult or impractical to use.  For example, tablets may become difficult to swallow and may need to be prepared as a liquid.  At Urunga Pharmacy our compounding pharmacists can work with your GP to compound alternative medication forms that are easy to take and in the correct dose.

Palliative Care

There are many techniques available which can assist in regulating your sleep.  Sleep disturbances can be caused by many different factors including anxiety, depression or not being able to turn off.  Speak with your doctor to see how/if a compounded medicine can assist with your sleep.

Sleep Disturbances

The practice of pharmacy compounding is becoming a popular solution to veterinary problems.  Animals can often have variations of the same diseases humans can have, including skin rashes, eye and ear infections, heart conditions, cancer and diabetes.

Medicating pets presents unique problems that often are best dealt with through compounding.  The Vet working closely with a compounding pharmacist can improve the health and happiness of your pet.  All medications for your pet require a prescription from your vet before we can supply.


Please use the form below to submit details about your compounding requirements.  If you have a prescription you can take a photo and upload it and send it to us directly.

One of our friendly team will be in contact with you to discuss your enquiry.

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