Why use a Compounding Pharmacy
Why use a compounding pharmacy?
Taking medications is one of the most important things you can do for your health, but not everyone’s body reacts the same way to medication. Compounding pharmacies are able to customize medications for individual needs and preferences. If you’re looking for a compounded pharmacy or considering using one, here are some reasons why this may be a good choice:
Combining multiple medications into a single dosage.
As your needs change, you may need to take more than one medication. This is often the case for people who are older or have chronic illnesses. It’s important to talk with your doctor about combining medications because there are some risks involved that can affect how well your body processes them.
Sometimes combining medications can be done safely and help you get the most out of your treatment plan. Combining medications can also reduce the number of times you have to fill prescriptions and go through insurance paperwork, which saves time and money for everyone involved!
If you’re considering adding another drug to an existing regimen, make sure that:
- The new drug is effective on its own in treating a different condition (e.g., treating high blood pressure with beta-blockers), or works synergistically with another medication(s).
Special formulations to improve a medication’s taste, ease of administration, and medication compliance.
Compounding pharmacies can also provide special formulations to improve a medication’s taste, ease of administration, and medication compliance.
Many medications are tasteless, odorless, and colorless. Lacking the familiar taste and smell of food or drink, many patients find it difficult to ingest their medications. Compounding pharmacies may be able to produce a more palatable formulation of your medication by combining it with additives such as sugar, flavoring agents like chocolate syrup or fruit juice flavors, binders that make the pills easier to swallow (like marshmallow root), or even water-soluble polymers that create an instant gel upon contact with saliva (like Jell-O).
Some medications cannot be given orally because they do not dissolve well in water; these include injections under the skin (subcutaneously) or into muscle tissue (intramuscularly). In these cases, compounding pharmacies can mix the medicine with other substances called excipients which help dissolve the medicine so that it reaches its intended target area quickly and easily. Excipients include things like alcohols like glycerin or propylene glycol that carry medicine through the skin faster than water alone would allow; buffers such as sodium bicarbonate which protect against pH changes; preservatives such as methylparaben which prevent bacterial growth from occurring inside syringes used for intramuscular injections; deodorizers/antioxidants such as vitamin E oil which prevent degradation caused by oxygen exposure over time during storage at room temperature before use in patient treatment settings
Elimination of ingredients that cause allergic reactions.
An allergic reaction to a medication can happen at any time, even to people who have taken the same drug in the past without incident. It’s important to note that some medications are more likely to cause an allergic reaction than others, and certain people are more susceptible than others (for example, those with asthma or other respiratory conditions).
Providing alternative dosages and dosage forms for patients who cannot take oral meds.
Many medications that are commonly used to treat chronic illnesses cannot be taken orally. These medications must be administered in other ways, such as injections or infusions. In some cases, a compounding pharmacy will offer alternative dosages and dosage forms for patients who cannot take oral meds. Examples include:
- Intravenous infusions
- Subcutaneous infusions
- Topical applications
- Transdermal patches (like those used to treat high blood pressure) * Buccal tablets, which dissolve under the tongue or between gum and cheek * Sublingual tablets (tablets placed under the tongue) * Transmucosal tablets (typically for nausea)
Use of non-prescription base strengths to reduce the amount of medication prescribed.
One of the biggest benefits of using a compounding pharmacy is its ability to use non-prescription base strengths. This can help reduce the amount of medication prescribed, which not only helps you save money but also allows you to avoid unnecessary medication and side effects.
Preparation of sterile products in a clean room environment when required by the medication being used.
You can use sterile products in your home, but you should make sure that your environment is clean and safe for the patient. It is also important to remember that sterile products are more expensive than non-sterile medications.
If you choose to use a sterile product, it must be prepared by a qualified healthcare professional in a clean room environment when required by the medication being used. This type of preparation is required as it helps prevent contamination during production and storage.
Compounding is a great way to get medications personalized for you and your family members’ needs.
Compounding is a great way to get medications personalized for you and your family members’ needs. For example, if you have an allergy to fillers or binders (like lactose) in the pills that make up your medication, the compounding pharmacy can remove those from your medication so that it’s not an issue. They can also change the dosage form of your medicine—for instance, if a pill is too big for someone with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), they will create a liquid version of their prescription instead. They can even combine drugs into one pill/liquid dose that works better for an individual patient’s needs. Compounding pharmacies are especially helpful when it comes to medications that need special handling instructions because they’re sensitive to temperatures or require refrigeration; some pharmacies will even make these types of drugs without any preservatives so they’re easier on people with food allergies or other health issues!
We hope you now have a better understanding of what compounding is and why it’s a great option for patients who need personalized solutions to their medication needs. If you’re interested in learning more about our compounding pharmacy and how we can help you with your prescription needs, please give us a call at +30 210 68 15 190 or visit our website at nplabs.online and signup online.
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