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Eliminating allergic reactions with custom compounded medications
Allergic reactions to commercially available medications are common according to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, and what might be concerning is that we can develop new medical allergies.
A little known, but valuable, option that more patients and their doctors turn to is compounded medications. Simply put, this refers to specially made medications that are formulated in compounding pharmacy labs. Prescribers are able to address each patient’s individual needs through prescribing the appropriate form, ingredients, and dosage strength to help address patient health on a case by case basis. Instead of prescribing a commercially, mass-produced medication on the market, practitioners are able to customized prescriptions. With patient allergies seeming to increase every year, popularity of this customized approach has become popular. After all, medication is NOT one-size-fits-all.
Minimizing Side Effects
Patients that are prescribed commercially made medications are often left with debilitating side effects, but remain on the therapy, unaware that alternatives exist in compounding.
Sometimes the side effect can be worse than the condition they are addressing, how backwards is that?
Compounding pharmacies, like Community Clinical Pharmacy, are able to recreate the drug, while removing unwanted ingredients and fillers. This allows a more pleasant experience for the patient. Compounded medications, while reducing reactions, may still lead to decreased vitamin and hormone level just as all medications. It’s important to get your levels tested regularly to ensure proper supplementation is taken to balance out for optimal overall health.
Learn more about At-Home Testing Kits available for purchase from Community Clinical Pharmacy. Depending on your health, medications, and/or symptoms, our experts can recommend the right test for you, whether it’s a saliva or blood spot test, these can be done in the comfort of your own home.
From there, once results are completed, pharmacists and your physician can let you know what supplementation is necessary and/or compounded therapies.
How Do You Know You Need Compounded Medication?
The first step in knowing when you need to get a prescription for customized medication is when you notice side effects that may be caused by your current medicines. A good rule of thumb is to watch out for the most common type of allergic reactions:
- Skin rashes, hives
- Breathing or respiratory problems
It’s important to speak to your doctor and inform them of any symptoms or side effects that are affecting your well-being
Different Dosage Forms
Another benefit, that may help with some discomfort with medications, is pharmacists are able to reformulate medications into a different form when appropriate. For example, someone with swallowing issues may find a medication easier to ingest via oral liquid or a person with pain may get better results with a more targeting in topical application versus oral.
As always, discuss options with your medical practitioner. Feel free to contact us for any questions or concerns.
The East Valley Community’s Compounding Pharmacy
Community Clinical Compounding Pharmacy serves both patients and physicians, providing custom medications to cover individual needs. After all, medicine is not one size-fits-all!
When in doubt, contact one of our knowledgeable pharmacists at Community Clinical Pharmacy. We are here to offer you solutions and assist you in making informed decisions about your health. Contact us with comments, questions, or pharmacy related topics you’d like to know more about. And, as always, stay healthy!
Here to Help
If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about your options when it comes to hormone replacement, please call Community Clinical Pharmacy and we can consult with you and your physician to find the best solution.
We serve the East Valley Metro Area including Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, and surrounding areas.
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