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Compounding and Allergies

Often times, a patient requiring a particular medication to treat an illness or condition will not be able to take mass-produced medications available in the drugstore in their standard form. One of the more common reasons why some patients can’t take their prescribed medications is due to allergies. That’s where compounding comes in as a viable solution.

Allergies to Medication

Allergies to a medication are often actually allergies to the non-medicinal ingredients of the drug, such as colouring or some other flavouring component.  This creates a barrier to treatment that needs to be overcome. If you have chronic pain, for example, your quality of life would be reduced if you had an allergy to the colouring agents used in commercial ibuprofen, acetaminophen or other over-the-counter medications. Getting around this issue is best achieved through pharmaceutical compounding.

Pharmaceutical compounding can help get around allergy inducing ingredients like lactose, preservatives, dyes, gluten, glucose and sugar.  It has also proven to be very useful for people who are celiac or gluten intolerant.  A compounding pharmacist can provide a personalized medication formulated to give the patient the treatment they need while simultaneously leaving out the problematic ingredient.

Allergies and Children

Trying to figure out if something in your medication or your child’s medication is inducing an allergic reaction it can be a difficult process.  A compounding pharmacist can help isolate the allergen in the medication and supply you or your child with a compounded alternative that will give the desired relief and effect.  Some indications that you or your child might be having an allergic reaction are:

  •  Burning, tearing, or itchy eyes
  • Breathing problems, coughing, Wheezing
  • Diarrhea , Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Itching of the nose, mouth, throat, or skin
  • Red, swollen eyes,  runny nose
  • Stomach cramps

For more information on how compounding can help those with allergies get the medication they need in a form that works for them, contact ORIGINS Pharmacy today.

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