Access to Discontinued Medicines
Pharmaceutical manufacturers may discontinue the production of certain medicines with low demand. This can be really troublesome for patients who still need these medicines for a chronic health condition. Compounding pharmacists can recreate these medicines in the exact strength, flavor, and dosage form using pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, ensuring that patients get the medicines they need to prevent their health from deteriorating.
Commercially available medicines often contain gluten, lactose, dyes, and other additives. Patients with intolerance to these ingredients may experience an allergic reaction upon taking these medicines. To help patients avoid the inconvenience and side effects, compounding pharmacists can make a formula that does not contain the offensive ingredients and are therefore safe for the patient.
Increased Patient Compliance
Many patients, particularly children, may have trouble taking certain medicines because of their unpleasant taste or large size. A compounding pharmacist can customize these medicines in a flavor and dosage form preferred by the patient. Our furry friends and companions, are often very difficult to administer medications to. We can dramatically improve compliance using flavorings, creative ideas such as transdermal methods instead of pill form, and research your specific breed/species for those unique and loved gifts of nature.
Alternative Dosage Forms
From time to time, patients may need their medicine in a specific dosage form. For example, patients who are experiencing severe nausea or vomiting may not take a medicine orally. Similarly, children and pet animals may not be able to swallow a pill or capsule. To ensure ease of administration, a compounding pharmacist can compound medicines in a topical dosage form, such as a gel or a cream that allows the medicine to be absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream.