Commercially available products cannot suit everybody.
A medicine’s dose form might be wrong to deliver the drug to the right place, or a patient might be physically unable to swallow a tablet or capsule. Some oral medications do contain excipients like gluten, lactose, colourings, flavourings or preservatives that are unsuitable for some people.
In other medications and personal care products such as moisturisers, shampoos, conditioners, cosmetics and deodorants, particular emulsifiers, preservatives, fragrances and various other ‘actives’ might force people to stop using them—even when they like a product or are receiving some benefit from it.
Alternatively, perhaps a product could do a little more… perhaps to assist in its delivery, or perhaps to improve it in some way. A little tweak might mean that one product could replace two…
At Border Compounding Pharmacy, we offer an extensive formulation and reformulation service. We can help you identify potential problems you may be having with certain ingredients of a product and re-design it without the offending chemical. We can “reverse-engineer” a product that you like, to enhance or change its properties. We can also add active or aesthetic ingredients to your specification.
We have helped people who have asked for:
…just to name a few examples!
Compounding is a creative endeavour, and we relish the opportunity to help you! Just contact our professional staff with your requirements.
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Can a compounding pharmacy help with migraines and headaches? Absolutely.
At Border Compounding pharmacy, our pharmacists can combine a number of ingredients and turn them into a gel that can be applied to the first 2 molars on the top gum. You can see from the diagram above this corresponds to the maxillary nerve. By telling this nerve to stop with the pain, you can get it to tell all the other ones in the trigeminal nerve meeting point to stop with the pain too.
The human skin microbiome has been established as being one of the master controls of dermal health. Most people are aware of the presence of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, but there are other types of organisms present on healthy skin. The biome consists of bacteria, viruses, yeasts and mites.
The main form of mites on the skin are Demodex mites. They reside in the pores of the skin devouring sebum and other dead skin material. There are numerous strains of Demodex mites which vary according to the location they are found. In healthy skin at normal levels, demodex mites appear to release various substances known as immune reactive lipases, which may protect against S.Aureus and S.Pyogenes. Generally, demodex mites are innocuous and inconspicuous - even when their population is excessive. However, in the presence of increased lipid or sebum production or in instances of dermal immunosuppression, demodex mites flourish and start to release inflammatory chemicals. This is believed to be the basis for the inflammation and secondary bacterial infections associated with rosacea and perioral dermatitis.
We would love to keep you up to date with what’s happening in our store and all the new exciting products we are formulating.