5-aminolevulinic acid is an endogenous precursor of protoporphyrin IX, which is a photosensitiser.


ALA is used topically in conjunction with blue light illumination for the treatment of some grades of actinic keratoses of the face and scalp.


ALA solution is applied topically. It is not intended for application by patients or unqualified practitioners. Application should involve either scalp or face lesions, but not both simultaneously.


ALA topical solution must be applied immediately following preparation of the solution because of the instability of the activated product.
Discard the prepared solution after 2 hours.
Stenlake Compounding Chemist can supply the following products on prescription:

  • *5-ALA Creams 2.5g in 5%, 10% or 20%
  • *5-ALA Solutions 1.5ml in 5%, 10% or 20%

All forms are supplied with diluent or base, connector, and all required materials including instruction leaflet.

Contact your cosmetic dermatologist or Stenlake Compounding Chemist for more information.


Minoxidil 5% solution is compounded usually with various strengths of Retinoic Acid 0.01% to 0.025% 100ml. Minoxidil is also available in a 1 mg oral capsule for the treatment of alopecia. Contact your physician or Stenlake Compounding Chemist for more information.

Intensive Moisturising Cream

Intensive Moisturising Cream has been developed for normal to dry skin, using the highest grade raw materials. Gentle enough for sensitive skin for deep moisturising.

Can be used as a dual treatment for eczema and severe dry flaky skin. This medication is hand made, paraben free and fragrance free and Australian made and owned.


There is a current shortage of Antabuse (Disulfiram) effervescent tablets which may not be available to patients until end of this year. We are able to prepare Disulfiram capsules until the commercial brand “Antabuse’ is unavailable. The strengths and package size depends on the regime provided by your doctor.


All-purpose nipple ointment (APNO) is a term used for a recipe of an ointment created by Dr Jack Newman and used by breastfeeding mothers.
Often mothers with sore nipples do not have time to try out different treatments that may or may not work, so for most effective and convenient treatment we recommend APNO which is the combination of various treatments in one ointment.
APNO has triple properties: antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory effects and contains ingredients that help deal with several causes or aggravating factors of sore nipples.

It is recommended to apply it sparingly after each feeding. Do not wash it off or wipe it off, between breast feeding.


Magic or miracle mouthwash is a solution used to treat mouth ulcers/sores (oral mucositis) caused by some forms of chemotherapy and radiation therapy.


Magic mouthwash usually contains these basic ingredients:

  • An antibiotic (e.g. Tetracycline) to eliminate the infection
  • An antihistamine (i.e DiphenhydramineHCl) to reduce inflammation, pain and discomfort
  • An antifungal (i.e Nystatin) to reduce fungal growth
  • A corticosteroid (i.e Hydrocortoisone) to treat inflammation


It is recommended to use magic mouthwash every four to six hours. The solution must be held in your mouth for one to two minutes before being either spit out or swallowed.

Contact your physician or chemist for more information.


Clomipramine is compounded by Stenlake Compounding Chemist in 20mg capsules with metoclopramine 5mg. Contact your physician, urologist, men’s health clinic or Stenlake Compounding Chemist for more information.

As a veterinary product, Stenlake Compounding Chemist can supply clomipramine in various strengths and dosage forms such as capsules, liquids or even transdermal gels where commercial products are not available.

Prescription required for all supplies.