We are always very keen to support doctors by providing access to compounded medications. Before prescribing a medication, please check with us first to see if we are able to produce it. When prescribing a compounded medication, one must specify the dosage form, the active pharmaceutical ingredient(s) and dosages thereof. For more information on writing a compounded medication prescription, click here.
An introduction to our various dosage forms can be found here.
To prescribe to the London Specialist Pharmacy, follow these steps:
When writing a prescription we require following information:
When writing a prescription for a compounded medication, please use the following general format:
Please note: we recommend that no more than three repeats or a six-month quantity are prescribed, whichever is shortest. Repeats expire after one year.
Our creams are given in metered-dose tubes which dispense 0.3ml of cream per application. Therefore creams can be specified in terms of mg/dose. Our default cream size is 160 doses.
Lozenges are dispensed in trays of 30 and each lozenge can be split into halves or quarters.
Click here to see an example prescription .
If you would like to order a personalised prescription pad, please contact us.
We offer a range of dosage forms designed to be flexible to the needs of the patient.
We use a liposome-based transdermal cream for easy absorption into the bloodstream and high bioavailability.
Creams can be applied to most parts of the body. Application to areas where the skin is thin, such the inside of the wrist, aids fast absorption. For slower absorption, creams can be applied to areas with more subcutaneous fat, such as the stomach.
Our creams are dispensed in tamper-proof and airtight metered-dose tubes. Each application dispenses exactly 0.3ml of cream, allowing for maximal dosing accuracy.
Lozenges, also known as troches, are dissolved slowly in the mouth between the cheek and gum (intrabuccally.) Active ingredients are absorbed via the mouth’s mucous membranes and not via the gastrointestinal tract.
Lozenges support larger doses of active ingredients and more combinations than creams. They may also be better for patients who have sensitive skin.
Our lozenges can be flavoured on request in order to mask the bitter taste of some active ingredients. Flavour need not be specified on the prescription as it will be agreed with the patient.
Lozenges come in trays of 30, and each lozenge can be split into halves or quarters if necessary. Please note that lozenges may not be appropriate for vegans as they contain gelatin.
Capsules are a familiar dosage form for most patients. The convenience and familiarity of capsules may improve compliance.
Unlike creams and lozenges, the active ingredients in capsules are absorbed via the body’s gastrointestinal tract and therefore may not be as appropriate or effective for some applications.
We offer a range of other dosage forms such as hair tonics, facial creams and solutions. Please contact us for more information.