Compounding Risk Assessment Form
The practice of preparing medications dates back to the origins of pharmacy. Compounding is the traditional method of preparing customised medications to help meet unique physician and patient needs.
This may be done for medically necessary reasons, such as to change the form of the medication from a solid pill to a liquid, to avoid a non-essential ingredient that the patient is allergic to, or to obtain the exact dose needed. It may also be done where there is no off the shelf product available or for voluntary reasons, such as adding favorite flavours.
As your medicine is made specifically for you it may take some time to prepare. Please allow 2-3 days for your medication to be prepared – sometimes it may take longer if specialised ingredients are required. When we receive your prescription we will be able to provide an estimated timeframe.
Newtons Pharmacy respects your privacy and is bound by the National Privacy Principles set out in the Privacy Act 1988 of the Commonwealth of Australia. From time to time some of your personal information (eg name, address and phone number) may be released to a third party (eg a courier) to enable us to complete your delivery. Please advise us if you have concerns regarding any privacy issues.