Have you ever fought with a toddler to get them to swallow their medicine? Or tried to get a cat to eat a tablet?
Some medications have a very unpleasant flavor, which may make you reluctant to take it as directed. We can flavor many medications to make it more palatable without compromising the medications effectiveness. This is especially handy when dealing with patients, like children and pets, who may refuse their medication.
Sometimes you may need your medication in a different dosage form. For instance, if you or your child have difficulty swallowing a tablet, you may find it easier to take it in a pleasantly flavored liquid form. Some medications can also be compounded in a topical form such as a cream or a gel that would allow the medicine to be absorbed into your blood stream through your skin.
Many people may be allergic to or intolerant of an ingredient commonly found in the commercially manufactured form of a medication. Ingredients that may be allergy-inducing include:
We can create a personalized medication, formulated to give you the treatment you need while leaving out the problematic ingredient.
Sometimes a large pharmaceutical manufacturer discontinues medication. Often this happens because not enough patients are taking the drug, so it is unprofitable to keep mass-producing it. But what about the patients who still need that drug? We can re-create that medication by compounding it, so even if only one person still needs that medication, they can have it thanks to compounding!