Compounding allows doctors and pharmacists to meet the special needs of their patients. The most important benefit compounding offers is for those patients who may have difficulty taking or responding to commercially available medications. Some people are allergic or sensitive to preservatives and dyes or are noncompliant to standard drug strengths. Others may have a hard time swallowing a pill or react adversely to a medicine’s taste.

 

Working with the patient’s physician, our pharmacists can prepare medications in one of several unique delivery systems that are not generally available from pharmaceutical companies:

  • Transdermals (creams, ointments, gels)
  • Solutions and Suspensions
  • Lozenges
  • Lollipops and Gummi Bears
  • Lip Balms
  • Capsules
  • Suppositories
  • Eye Drops
The result?  A way to take medicine that helps increase patient compliance!

 

Jennifer Ludwig and the pharmacists at Super Thrifty Pharmacy, Brandon are pleased to announce their collaboration with Tara Maltman-Just, clinician and founder of Vitality Integrative Medicine. Focusing on specialized bioidentical hormone replacement, natural health and nutrition as well as lifestyle strategies, Jennifer and Tara will help you achieve your hormone health goals with customized solutions as unique as you are.

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Our Facilities

Super Thrifty Pharmacy has a state-of-the-art lab dedicated to the art and science of compounding, complete with all the specialty equipment required to ensure a quality product:
  • Electronic Mortar and Pestle
  • Ointment Mill
  • Compounding Software
  • Particle Containment Hood
  • Sterile Compounding Suite
Accuracy and patient safety is paramount when compounding unique, personalized medications.  Our pharmacy is equipped with state-of-the-art tools, highly trained staff, and a high tech tracking system to ensure patients receive safe and effective results.

 

Our pharmacists have trained with the Professional Compounding Centres of America (PCCA) in Houston, Texas and London, Ont.  This training is your assurance that we have the knowledge required for specialty compounding.

Super Thrifty Compounding Pharmacists have received training in:

Pain can take the form of a stress-induced headache, a muscle group strained from sports activities, as the result of an injury at work or an automobile accident. For some, pain can be chronic in nature and something they live with on a daily basis.

 

Pain is the most common symptom for which individuals seek medical help. Acute pain can easily evolve into chronic pain, which can become difficult to treat. Commercially available pain medications often cause drowsiness, dizziness or stomach discomfort, and those taking these medications learn to accept these conditions as a part of daily life. This doesn’t have to be the case. Specially compounded medications provide individualized relief, tailored specifically to a patient’s needs.

 

By working with our compounding pharmacists, your physician can prescribe treatments that may be beneficial in the treatment of:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Shingles and Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Migraines
  • Deep Muscle Pain
At Super Thrifty Pharmacy, Brandon, our compounding pharmacists are meeting the needs of perimenopausal and menopausal women and men through the use of bioidentical hormones. These hormones are appealing to patients because they help to restore hormonal imbalance with hormones that are identical to those produced in the human body.

 

Our compounding pharmacists, working as a team with the patient and his or her physician, can start and maintain bioidentical hormone replacement. Hormones can be placed in a variety of dosage forms including: capsules, topical creams, suppositories, sublingual troches or lozenges.

 

Jennifer Ludwig and the pharmacists at Super Thrifty Pharmacy, Brandon are pleased to announce their collaboration with Tara Maltman-Just, clinician and founder of Vitality Integrative Medicine.  Specializing in bioidentical hormone replacement, natural health, nutrition and lifestyle strategies, Jennifer and Tara will help you achieve your hormone health goals with customized solutions as unique as you are.

Compounding is the art & science of preparing customized medications for patients. In recent years, compounding has experienced a resurgence, as many physicians are working with pharmacists to offer their patients the benefit of medicines tailored specifically for certain needs. Children are especially well-suited for custom compounding prescriptions, as commercially manufactured drug forms are often not the best solution for kids.

 

Working closely with a Super Thrifty Pharmacy compounding pharmacist, your child’s pediatrician can prescribe medications for pain relief, respiratory disorders, oral thrush, diabetes, head lice, diaper rash, skin disorders, cold sores/fever blisters and more. Compounding can benefit patients in a variety of ways.

 

Flavoured Medicine

The child who refuses to take his or her medicine because of the taste is a prime candidate for compounded medication. Dozens of flavours are available to our compounding pharmacists, who can enhance the taste and colour of a medication.  Your child won’t mind taking medicine as much when it tastes like bubble gum or even chocolate!

 

Unique Dosage Forms

Many children have a very difficult time swallowing capsules or tablets, especially if they have to take more than one medication during the day. To solve this problem, your pediatrician and our compounding pharmacists can develop and prepare medications in alternative dosage forms your child won’t mind taking. These include lollipops, gummy bears, syrups, suspensions, lozenges, and transdermal gels.

 

Strength Variations

Your child is unique. Children vary in size and weight. Some have allergies and varying drug tolerances. As a result, it’s often a challenge to find a commercially available medication suitable for the individual needs of your child. A Super Thrifty compounding pharmacist can be of help, formulating a medication which comes in the exact dose needed for a child of certain age and size.

Flavors
  • Apple
  • Chocolate
  • Grape
  • Peppermint
  • Spearmint
  • Tutti Fruitti Banana
  • Cinnamon
  • Marshmallow
  • Orange
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla Chocolate Marshmallow
  • Crème De Menthe
  • Lemon Supreme
  • Raspberry
  • Tangerine
  • Wintergreen
The practice of pharmacy compounding is becoming a popular solution to veterinary problems. Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Its resurgence in recent years provides valuable benefits to today’s pet owners.

 

The Compounding Solution

Why should you consider compounding as a solution for your pet’s medical problems? That can be answered with another question: How hard is it to get your cat to swallow a pill?

 

As any pet owner is well aware, animals may be extremely difficult to treat with medications. Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow a pill, and will usually eat right around one disguised in food. Dosages can be very tricky with dogs – an antibiotic that works for an 80 lb Golden Retriever is far too much for a six lb Yorkie to handle. Humans and their animals often have variations of the same diseases, including skin rashes, heart conditions, eye and ear infections, cancer and diabetes. Pet medications, though, present unique problems that are often best dealt with through compounding.

 

Flavoured Medicine

The pet who refuses to take medication because of the taste is often a prime opportunity for compounding. Cats don’t like pills, but they do like tuna. Dogs don’t appreciate a traditional solution of amoxicillin being squirted into their mouth, but they’ll gladly take it when it’s part of a tasty biscuit or treat. By working closely with your veterinarian, Super Thrifty compounding pharmacists can prepare medicines into easy-to-give flavoured dosage forms that animals devour, whether your pet is a cat, dog, ferret, bird or snake

Veterinary Flavors:
  • Apple
  • Chicken
  • Lemon
  • Molasses
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla Banana Crème
  • Cod Liver Oil Liver
  • Orange Tangerine
  • Beef
  • Grape
  • Marshmallow
  • Raspberry
  • Tutti Fruitti
Solving Dosage Problems

Just like their owners, animals are individual and unique. That’s why you love them. They come in different shapes and sizes, and as a result, not all commercially available medicines are appropriate for your pet. Commercial medicine often comes in large tablets or capsules of 100 mg or more, but a small kitten may need a dose of only 15 mg. This is where compounding is especially helpful. In this situation, your veterinarian can prescribe a tuna flavoured suspension with an amount that is exactly right for your pet’s size and condition.

 

Commercially Unavailable Medicine

From time to time, a manufacturer will discontinue a medication used in veterinary applications. When that medication has worked well for animals, our compounding pharmacists can obtain pure bulk pharmaceuticals and prepare a prescription for the discontinued product at a dosage strength and dosage form appropriate for that pet’s specific needs.