Compounding 101

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COMPOUNDING 101: BEYOND THE BASICS
Speakers:
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Gina Molina - General Manager
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Donna Chrystian - Alberta Account Rep
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OBJECTIVES
Introduction to the “Art of Compounding”
 Assisting Pharmacy Technicians to
understand individual needs of clients with
special pharmacy requirements.
 Learn prescription compounding practices.
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“THE ART OF COMPOUNDING”
Compounding is the
History of Pharmacy
Medications before
manufactured drugs
 Tablets
o Ointments
o Balms
o Oils
o Pastes
o Solutions
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Compounding for Today
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Triad Relationship
Physician – Patient –
Pharmacist
Specific dosage
strength for patient
Convenient dosage
forms
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WHY COMPOUND?
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Patient medication problem
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Commercial product does not
meet patient needs
Standard manufactured
strengths for all
Meet patients special needs
individualize dose
 Component allergy to
manufactured product
 Flavored preparation to
increase compliance
 Specialized dosage form
 Provide a different strength,
size or packaging
Manufactured Products
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Temporary manufactured
drug shortages
Manufactured drug
discontinuations
Group Specific Dosing
Elderly patients
 Pediatric patients
 Veterinary patients
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Required Therapeutic Result
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Hormone replacement therapy
Pain management
Hospice care
Dental applications
Dermatological applications
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COMMONLY USED COMPOUND APPLICATIONS
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Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pain medications
Veterinary
Dental
Combination therapies
Cosmetic products
Surgical medications
Food supplements
Men’s health
Herbal remedies
Preservative / Dye free medications
Lactose free medications
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The possibilities are endless…
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EQUIPMENT – BEYOND
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THE
MORTAR & PESTLE
EMP – Electronic
Mortar and Pestle
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Liquids
Gels
Creams
Ointments
Powders
15gr to 1000gr
capabilities
Consistent results
every time
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Unguator Demo
EQUIPMENT
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EXAKT 50 Ointment Mill
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Offers the highest level
of functionality for the
preparation of topical
compounds
Breaks up powder nests
and reduces the size of
particles
Produces homogenous
compounds with a
clearly increased active
chemical surface
enhancing effectiveness.
EXAKT DEMO
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EQUIPMENT
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Profill Capsule Machine
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Fill up to 2000 capsules
an hour
Designed for occasional
and frequent users
User-friendly design
that results in high
output quickly
Tool-free, snap-in
parts make capsule size
changes easy
Long-life metal
construction
Profill Demo
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EQUIPMENT
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Hot Plate with Stirrer
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Suppositories
Lip balms
Lozenges
Solutions
Lotions
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PROGESTERONE CREAM
Equipment used:
Scale
Unguator
Exakt Ointment
Mill
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DICLOFENAC IN PLO
Equipment used:
Scale
Unguator
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BORIC
Equipment used:
Scale
ACID SUPPOSITORY
Hot plate / Stirrer
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TRI-EST
Equipment used:
Scale
Mortar & Pestle
CAPSULES
Profill Capsule
Machine
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Thank you for your participation!
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