Compound Prescriptions Online

Is It Possible to Get Compound Prescriptions Online?

Yes, it’s definitely possible to get compound prescriptions online. With Instant Consult, you can get prescriptions for compounded medications from Australian registered doctors right from the comfort of your home.

Our telehealth platform connects you with AHPRA-accredited doctors so you can request prescriptions tailored to your specific needs. Simply have a video chat with one of our doctors to discuss your health condition. If deemed necessary, you’ll receive your prescription immediately after your consultation.

It’s that fast and convenient. Forget about GP appointments, driving for miles, or spending hours in waiting rooms. Whether you’re in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Victoria, or anywhere in Australia, you can get the compound prescription you need right from wherever you are, at a time that’s convenient for you.

Getting a customised prescription need not be a hassle. Book a consultation and experience a new level of convenience in healthcare today.

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What is a Compound Prescription?

A compound prescription is essentially a custom-made medication tailored to your specific needs and health condition. Unlike standard drugs that come pre-made, a compounding pharmacy mixes these to meet your unique health needs. This could involve tweaking the formulations, removing allergens and preservatives, or changing the medication’s form—like turning a pill into gels, lollipops, liquid forms, or even suppositories if that’s easier for you to take.

Compounded medications are prepared by compounding pharmacists who really understand the ins and outs of custom medications. They work closely with your prescriber (doctor) to make sure that each compounded product is of the highest quality and exactly what you need for your health condition.

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Compound vs. Regular Prescription Medicines

There are two main types of prescription medicines: regular and compound prescription.

Regular prescriptions are the ones you’re probably most familiar with. They come pre-made and mass-produced, which means they’re designed to suit the needs of many people at once. These are the medications you find ready on the shelves at your local pharmacy.

Compound prescriptions, on the other hand, are custom-made. A compounding chemist takes individual ingredients and mixes them together in the exact strength and form that your doctor prescribes. This is ideal for patients who need a specific dosage not offered commercially or who might react to certain preservatives used in mass-produced medicines.

The key difference lies in personalisation. Compounded medicines are tailored to individual needs, making them a great choice for those with allergies, intolerances, or unique health conditions. Regular prescriptions offer the convenience and speed of pre-made solutions, which works well for common health issues where a standardised dose is effective.

How to Get Your Compound Prescription Online

With Instant Consult, getting a compound prescription online is super easy and convenient. You can do it right on your couch, on your porch, or even when you’re on the go. Here’s how:

  1. Sign Up: Start by downloading the Instant Consult app or going to our website if you’re on your PC. Then sign up with your details or log in if you already have an account.
  2. Book a Consultation: Once your account is set up, go to your dashboard and click on the “Request a Consult” button. Within 15 minutes or less, one of our AHPRA-accredited doctors will connect with you.
  3. Discuss Your Needs: During your video consultation, talk to the doctor about your specific health conditions and any sensitivities. If a compound medication is appropriate, the doctor will write a prescription tailored to your requirements.
  4. Receive Your Prescription: If your doctor issues an ePrescription, you’ll receive a digital token via email or SMS right after your consultation. If you’re not eligible for an ePrescription, you can also have the original prescription sent directly to your chosen compounding pharmacy for quick pick-up. Just follow the links in the email we send you post-consultation to let us know which pharmacy you’d like to use.
  5. Receive Your Medication: The pharmacy will prepare your custom medication and arrange for it to be delivered to your doorstep. Some pharmacies even offer express post options. You may also arrange for pick-up, whichever is more convenient for you.

Download the App

Simply visit the Australian App Store (for iOS) or Google Play Store (for Android) to download the Instant Consult App for free.

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Once downloaded, simply register your details, agree to the terms and conditions and login! Don’t have an iPhone or Android? Sign Up Here

Instant Consult can be used with your Google Chrome or Safari web browser on any tablet, laptop or computer. If you are using an iPhone, iPad or Android phone you must download the app. You will also need a camera and speakers connected/installed on your device, and access to either a WiFi connection or a mobile data connection.

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Are There Risks to Taking Compounded Medicines?

Like any medication, compounded medicines come with their own set of risks. Since these medications are custom-made, they don’t go through the same rigorous approval process by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) that standard drugs do. This means there can be variability in quality if not handled by a reputable compounding pharmacy.

However, when compounded correctly by skilled pharmacists and prescribed by knowledgeable doctors, these medications can be safe and extremely beneficial, especially for patients with specific needs that off-the-shelf medicines can’t meet.

Always discuss the benefits and risks with your healthcare provider to make sure compounded medicines are right for you.

Tailored Healthcare at Your Fingertips

Whether you’re after a compound prescription or need to manage regular medications, Instant Consult is here to help. We make it easier and more convenient to connect with Australian doctors online and get the help you need wherever you are in the country. Talk to our doctors today and get your compound prescriptions, along with any new, refill, or emergency prescriptions you need.

Take control of your health from wherever you are, whenever it suits you. Book your consultation today and enjoy healthcare tailored to your convenience.

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Are compounded medications legal?

Yes, compounded medications are legal in Australia as long as they are prescribed by a licensed doctor and prepared by a qualified compounding pharmacist.

Can I compound medications at home?

No, compounding medications at home is not recommended. It requires specific expertise, equipment, and conditions that only a professional compounding pharmacy can provide. Compounding pharmacists are trained to prepare these medications safely and accurately, ensuring they meet all health and safety standards.

Are compounded medications more expensive?

Compounded medications usually cost more than regular ones because they’re made just for you. Each one is mixed to match your specific health needs, which takes extra time and care. Plus, they use special ingredients that might not be used in everyday drugs. Since these medicines are made one at a time and not in big batches, they don’t have the cost savings that mass-produced medicines do. That’s why they end up being a bit pricier.

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Medical Certificates

Are you too ill to come into work and need to give your boss a medical certificate? With Instant Consult you can chat with a doctor and get a medical certificate sent directly to your app’s inbox, all without getting out of bed!



If you need a new prescription or need to update an ongoing one then you can use our app to instantly chat to a doctor who can prepare your prescription promptly!



If you have a medical condition that needs treatment from a specialist, one of our GP’s can send a digital referral straight to your app’s inbox.


Pathology Requests

If you need a blood cell count or to check for STDs/STIs or need any other kind of bloodwork you can easily get a pathology request sent to your inbox by any of our fully licensed online GPs. You can then take the request to the clinic of your choice.


Radiology Requests

If you require any special kind of diagnostic imaging such as a CAT scan or an MRI you can get a request from one of our online GPs which you can then take to your preferred provider.

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