What is Compounding?
Compounding combines an ageless art with the latest medical knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, allowing specially trained professionals to prepare customized medications to meet each patient's specific needs. Compounding is fundamental to the profession of pharmacy and was a standard means of providing prescription medications before drugs began to be produced in mass quantities by pharmaceutical manufacturers. The demand for professional compounding has increased as healthcare professionals and patients realize that the limited number of strengths and dosage forms that are commercially available do not meet the needs of many patients, and that these patients often have a better response to a customised dosage form that is "just what the doctor ordered".

Why is the selection of a reputable compounding facility integral to the success and outcome of the medication?

The efficacy of any formulation is directly related to its preparation, which is why THE SELECTION OF YOUR COMPOUNDING PHARMACY IS CRITICAL. Ongoing training for compounding pharmacists and technicians, state-of-the-art equipment, and high quality chemicals are essential. Experience and ingenuity are important factors as well. When tweaking a formula or developing a unique preparation, the compounding pharmacist must consider physical and chemical properties of both the active ingredient and excipients, solubility, tonicity, viscosity, and the most appropriate dosage form or device for administering the needed medication. Standard Operating Procedures should be in place, stability studies should be considered when compounding, and appropriate potency and sterility testing should be performed. Our compounding professionals can formulate suitable medications as sublingual drops, oral and nasal sprays, lollipops, rectal solutions and suppositories, and other customized dosage forms.

So how can The Chemist Shop help?
As one would appreciate, compounding facilities of the highest standards require extensive investments in space and outlay in terms of state of the art equipment, testing facilities and storage. For this reason we have allied ourselves with Australian Custom Pharmaceuticals (ACP) one of Australia's largest and leading compounding facilities with over 90 years of compounding experience they are the leaders in cutting edge and sophisticated compounding methods. Please feel free to watch the short clip above to appreciate the grand scale of compounding offered at Australian Custom Pharmaceuticals.

How does it work?
Easy, simple and convenient healthcare.

Step 1 -Patient drops off the prescription to The Chemist Shop for the item to be compounded.

Step 2 - we call ACP and get you Australia's best price on your compounded medication, as well as an estimated time to arrive back at the pharmacy for pick up

Step 3 - the pharmacy faxes your prescription to ACP so they can get started on your medication promptly and the original prescription is sent by mail to ACP as required by law.

Step 4 - The Chemist Shop will call you once the medication has arrived for collection. The customer pays the invoice which is attached to them from ACP at the pharmacy.

Step 5 - the pharmacy pays the account to ACP on behalf of the customer.

Repeat prescriptions-for any repeats, you may choose ACP to hold on to them for quick ordering or we can have them brought back to you

As you can see this easy and simple process provides convenience of not having to travel to get the best healthcare. This is a service that is part of The Chemist Shop complete commitment to looking after your total healthcare needs. With competitive prices and convenience like this, The Chemist Shop is your destination for all your healthcare and family needs.



Animal and Pet Supplies
At The Chemist Shop Carss Park we have access to ordering a massive database animal Supplies. Over 10,000 dog, cat, equine, bird, small animal pet and veterinary product lines to meet all your supply requirements. As part of our ongoing dedication to best serving our customers, we will enquire for you on the spot, and give you a price and an estimated arrival time for your product. A hassle free and convenient service.

We have allied ourselves with Australian Animal Supplies the largest distributor of pet food, accessories and supplements into the pet specialist channel in Australia. They are Australia's largest distributor of equine products as well. Over twenty years of experience in the industry which has given Australian Animal Supplies insight into the current Australian market dynamics, helping them to lead the way in national distribution and a more efficient result to you the customer.

We offer exceptional customer care, personalised assistance and extensive giving us access to a broad product range which includes:

• Pet Food and Treats – we represent every major pet food brand (over 40) available in Australia, including over 1,500 tonnes of the fastest growing segment, Super Premium Pet food

• Pet Medications – including all major brands for flea/tick control and worming control

• Nutritional Supplements – we stock an expansive range of the biggest brands of dog, cat and horse nutritional products and nutraceuticals

• Accessories – everything for dogs and cats including leads, collars, dog coats, combs, brushes, toys and bowls to kennels, bedding, doors, litter and more

• Horse Medications and Feeds – we carry the broadest range and highest stockholdings of horse wormers in Australia

• Grooming Supplies - shampoos, conditioners, sprays and clippers for dogs, cats and horses

• First Aid – includes a wide range of bandages, topical treatments and disinfectants

• Bird and Small Animal Products – we stock a range of the most popular accessories, medications, insecticidal, food and nutrition products.