Greg Keily Chemist is a compounding chemist located on the Gold Coast that provides a large range of specialist compounded medicine tailored to suit your specific needs. We most commonly compound hormone replacement medicines, however, we can typically compound any prescription as required.
If the medicine you need is not readily available at our premises we can often order it in or direct you to where you can find it. Some of our dosage forms include troches, creams, ointments, lotions, sublingual drops, capsules and children’s formulary.
What is a Compounding Pharmacy?
Before large pharmaceutical manufacturers began mass-producing medicines in limited strengths and formulations, the standard means of providing prescription medications was by pharmacists compounding. In recent times, compounding has made a “come-back” as doctors are now seeking a more individualised approach for their patients.
Compounding allows the pharmacist to tailor make medicines to suit the patient’s unique needs in terms of strength or formulation upon request by the doctor. Compounding chemists can also make some medications that are now out of production or discontinued.
What is a troche?
A troche is a form of medicine delivery similar to a lozenge which is placed between the cheek and gum and allowed to dissolve. This dosage form encourages a faster rate of absorption of the medicine, can include multiple active ingredients and can be flavoured to suit the patient’s preference. They are supplied in a tray which contains 30 individual troches that can be easily cut into halves or quarters to suit the dosage prescribed by the doctor.