What Is A Compounding Pharmacy - National Custom Compounding

What is a Compounding Pharmacy?

A compounding pharmacy is a regulated manufacturing facility designed to mix raw ingredients to form customised medicines for patients, according to Doctor prescribed recipes.

Why Are Compounding Pharmacies Important?

Pharmacies with shelves of ready-to-buy medicines is actually a recent innovation. Before that, Doctors would prescribe a formulation of specific ingredients and doses that would be custom-made by a chemist for a particular patient.

As certain formulations became more common, pharmaceutical companies started manufacturing them on a large scale.

While this led to convenience for both patient and pharmacist (it took a lot of the labour out of pharmacy), it forced patients to take more generic formulations that may or may not meet their health needs.

It also caused some patients to have adverse reactions to some of the filler ingredients including dyes, preservatives, gluten and lactose that mass-produced medicines often contain.

And it meant that when a particular medicine declined in popularity, production was slowed (or stopped) making it hard (or impossible) for patients to source.

Why Are Compounding Pharmacies Important?

In 2013, National Custom Compounding opened a purpose-built facility to compound medicines so Doctors can once again prescribe their patients the exact medicinal formulations they need — the perfect balance and doses of high-quality raw ingredients, without any of the fillers, dyes or preservatives they may be sensitive to.

This facility was built in line with Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and United States Pharmacopoeia guidelines with 3 separate ‘zones’ to ensure the integrity of ingredients (with no cross-contamination).

All raw ingredients are of the highest quality, sourced from certified, accredited suppliers, and stored according to strict protocols. Both ingredients and laboratory conditions are regularly independently tested to maintain the highest standards.

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Over 95% of compounded
medicines shipped within 24 hours
Delivery Australia-Wide
With free delivery on
orders over $150.
Free Pharmacy Collection
From over 265 partner
pharmacies nationwide.

Why Choose Us

For Your Compounding Medicines?

  • Quality Medicines
    For 10+ Years
  • Certified & Accredited
    Supply Chain
  • Over 24,901+
    Patients Served
  • Stringent
    Quality Control

What Patients & Practitioners Are Saying

About Our Compounding Medicines

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"Very impressed"

“your service is excellent, ordered in the afternoon and had medication the next day delivered, very impressed.”

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"The standard of service from NCC staff (is) excellent"

Dear Matthew,

I just wanted to commend the staff of National Custom Compounding (NCC). On each contact with NCC the staff have been extremely helpful and the service has been outstanding.

I live in the Penrith area and from placing my order to receipt of my order is 4 days maximum. My order is only a small order but the standard of service from NCC  staff excellent.

Kind regards Chris