Attention Visitors: As a Canadian pharmacy, we are only licensed to fill prescriptions written by Canadian doctors and we can only ship within Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions about Compounding at Pace Pharmacy

The Pace Pharmacy team would be happy to answer any questions you might have about compounding and prescriptions. The following are the most commonly asked questions we hear from our customers.

If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please  contact our pharmacy team any time. We’re here to help.

Can you courier or ship prescriptions? What’s the cost?

Pace Pharmacy is the only fully equipped compounding pharmacy in downtown Toronto offering free local delivery.

We are only authorized to ship medications within Canada, pursuant to a prescription from a licensed Canadian physician.

We can courier your order where in Canada! Canada-wide shipping is free based on your location and size of order. Contact us for details.

What is compounding and what are its benefits?

Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Its practice dates back to the origins of pharmacy; yet, compounding’s presence in the pharmacy profession has changed over the years.

In the 1930s and 1940s, approximately 60 percent of all medications were compounded. With the advent of drug manufacturing in the 1950s and ‘60s, compounding rapidly declined. The pharmacist’s role as a preparer of medications quickly changed to that of a dispenser of manufactured dosage forms.

What kinds of prescriptions can be compounded?

Almost any kind. Compounded prescriptions are ideal for any patient requiring unique dosages and/or delivery devices, which can take the form of solutions, suppositories, sprays, oral rinses, lollipops and even as transdermal sticks.

Compounding applications can include: Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Veterinary, Hospice, Pediatric, Ophthalmic, Dental, Otic (for the ear), Dermatology, Medication Flavoring, Chronic Pain Management, Neuropathies, Sports Medicine, Infertility, Wound Therapy, Podiatry and Gastroenterology.

Is compounding legal? Is it safe?

Compounding has been part of healthcare since the origins of pharmacy, and is widely used today in all areas of the industry, from hospitals to nuclear medicine. Over the last decade, compounding’s resurgence has largely benefited from advances in technology, quality control and research methodology.

Health Canada has stated that compounded prescriptions are both ethical and legal as long as they are prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a specific patient and compounded by a licensed pharmacy. In addition, compounding is regulated by the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

Are doctors aware of compounding?

Prescription compounding is a rapidly growing component of many physicians’ practices. But in today’s world of aggressive marketing by drug manufacturers, some may not realize the extent of compounding’s resurgence in recent years.

Ask your physician about compounding. Then get in touch with a compounding pharmacy – one that is committed to providing high-quality compounded medications in the dosage form and strength prescribed by the physician.

Ready to learn more? Have a question? Please contact our pharmacists today or call 416-515-7223.

Ready to learn more? Have a question? Please contact our pharmacists today or call 416-515-7223.