Specialty Compounding

Forbes Pharmacy specializes in creating custom-made medications, known as specialty compounds, to address the unique health needs of individuals. These compounds, tailored to specific patient requirements, range from anti-fungal ointments to anti-viral balms and pain creams. The benefits of these specialty compounds include personalized medication, particularly beneficial for patients with allergies, requiring different dosage forms, or needing specific medication strengths. Forbes Pharmacy is committed to providing comprehensive healthcare services, including specialty compounding, medication management, health screenings, and more.

Pharmacist at Forbes Pharmacy preparing a personalized specialty compound, surrounded by various pharmaceutical ingredients and compounding tools.
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Personalized Medication for Your Unique Needs at Forbes Pharmacy


Medication is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Each individual has unique health needs that may not be adequately addressed by commercially available medications. This is where specialty compounds come into play. At Forbes Pharmacy, we offer a range of specialty compounds tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers. This article will delve into the world of specialty compounds, their benefits, and how they can help you achieve optimal health.

Understanding Specialty Compounds

Specialty compounds are medications that are custom-made by a pharmacist to meet the unique needs of an individual patient. These medications are created based on a practitioner's prescription in which individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient's specific needs.

Specialty Compounds at Forbes Pharmacy

At Forbes Pharmacy, we offer a wide range of specialty compounds designed to address various health needs. Here are some of the specialty compounds we create:

Forbes Nycloderm: An over-the-counter anti-fungal ointment for diaper rash.

Forbes Feel Better Nipple Balm: An all-natural moisturizing formula with lanolin, olive oil, and Vitamin E.

Forbes Itch-Be-Gone: Soothing itch relief made with antihistamine, anti-inflammatories, and cooling menthol camphor.

Forbes Pain Cream: All-natural essential oils in a deep penetrating gel.

Forbes Iron Formula: An easily absorbed form of iron (150mg elemental) combined with Vitamins B & C and Folic Acid.

Forbes Anti-Viral Travel Balm: Applied to the inner nostrils, this anti-viral helps give added protection while travelling.

Forbes Snore-No-More: A topical ovula spray used at bedtime. So effective we guarantee it!

Allergist’s Choice Eczema Cream: For sensitive eczema-prone skin.

Soothe IT: For treating sunburns and treating dry cracking skin.

Tetracaine Lollipop: For mouth sores and sore throats.

Meclizine 25mg Capsules: Used to treat or prevent nausea, vomiting, dizziness caused by motion sickness.

Boric Acid Capsules: For vaginal use only. Used to treat yeast infections. (Poison)

The Benefits of Specialty Compounds

Specialty compounds offer numerous benefits. They allow for personalized medication, meaning the medication is created to meet the specific needs of an individual. This can be particularly beneficial for patients who have allergies to certain ingredients in commercially available medications, require a different dosage form, or need a specific strength of a medication.

At Forbes Pharmacy, we are committed to providing our customers with the best care possible. Our highly trained staff is always ready to assist you with your healthcare needs. We offer a wide range of services, including specialty compounding, medication management, health screenings, vaccination services, home delivery, and nutritional advice. Trust Forbes Pharmacy as your primary provider of all products and services offered by pharmacies in the Greater Victoria Area.

Remember, your health is our priority. Reach out to us at Forbes Pharmacy today and let us help you on your journey to optimal health with our specialty compounds.

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