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4 Medical Situations Where Compounded Medications Can be Helpful

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4 Medical Situations Where Compounded Medications Can be Helpful

Different patients have a different set of healthcare needs. Even though drugs are fabricated with extensive research and proven treatment practices, some commercially available medications cannot satisfy the special needs of each patient. In such cases, taking compounded medications could be a great option.

Compounded medications can be created for every individual and even pet when a patient is not responding to traditional forms of treatment or simply need to take medicine in a different form. Technology advancements and increase in the innovative techniques have empowered pharmacists to customise medications, making it useful for both patients and medical practitioners.

Below we have outlined a few medical conditions in which consulting a compound medication pharmacy can prove to be helpful.

1. Allergies or Sensitivities

Some patients are sensitive to gluten, lactose, dye, preservatives and sugar. Although most commercially available medicines are tested and cause as few side effects as possible, there are still possibilities for minor allergic reactions

Compounding pharmacists remove the offending ingredients from the medicines and provide dosage to patients that are safer, reliable and less likely to cause a reaction. Also, treating some allergies may prove to be easier with compounding medications.

2. Children or Infants

Children of about four to five years old mainly don’t know how to consume pills or may refuse to take the medicines due to its bad taste. Infants or newborns are quite sensitive and can lead to medical problems faster than adults.

Compounding allows pharmacists to create medications with the required dosage to meet the unique needs of children. Adding flavours like banana, caramel, blueberry, watermelon, etc. make the medicine taste like candy. Parents can give compounded medications to their children in different forms like topical creams, ointment, and liquid that are easier to swallow.

3. Genetic Conditions

Some genetic conditions may affect patients to a lesser or greater response to medicines. After a certain age, people can experience hormonal disorders, pain, sleep disorders, and other issues in their body, which is necessary to be treated without causing any risk.

Since taking commercially available medicines may lead to a few allergic reactions and aren’t safe every time, it is wise to have compounded medications to treat severe health conditions.

4. Patients Over 65

Geriatric patients can equally face certain allergies and sensitivities like infants and children. There are also more sensitive to commercially available medicines because of low strength in their body and poor digestive system. Some elderly patients are unable and unwilling to swallow unpleasant medicines.

Depending on the patients’ needs, a pharmacy can create the dosages in various forms like patches, creams, liquids, capsules and more. It can make it easier for caregivers to give medicines and safe patient compliance.

Pharmacists use new technology and methods to prepare special medicines for each patient without using offending ingredients like dyes, preservatives, sugar, lactose and gluten. Compound medication pharmacy work closely with the medical practitioners to meet the needs of patients and create dosage in different flavours that are easier to consume for all age group of people.

 

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