Since the beginning of pharmacy, compounding medications has been offered for patients and has evolved over time. Over the last 30 years or so, new technologies and techniques are meeting rigorous government standards to meet the specific needs of a patient.
Benefits for the patient to have their medication compounded:
- Allergies to dyes or preservatives contained in certain medications allows pharmacists to compound an altered form of their prescription.
- Can change the strength of a medication and add different flavors to make the medication taste better.
- Elderly and children benefit the most from compounding. Your pharmacist may use lozenges, lollipops, Tran dermal creams and gels, suspensions, liquids, capsules and suppositories.
- Dealing with chronic pain like arthritis a patient may not take medication due to gastrointestinal side effects. Compounding into a form the patient can use like topical cream or gel may solve their problem.
- Compounding is used for Hospice Care for pain management.
- If a patient takes more than one pill per day, compounding one medication with all the patients needed prescriptions in one dosage can be very helpful.
If you are having problems or complications due to your medication, Coleman Pharmacy may be able to help. With over 90 years combined experience we can customize your prescriptions for you.
Call us today to find out how personalized health supplements and hormone replacement therapies can change your life and improve your current state of health.
Natural Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement
Bio-identical hormones have the same chemical structure as hormones that are made by the human body. The key to natural or bio-identical versus synthetic hormones is the molecular structure of the hormone. In order for the replacement hormone to fully replicate the function of hormones which were originally naturally produced and present in the human body, the chemical structure must exactly match the original.
Researchers have found that there are significant differences between hormones that are natural to humans (bio-identical) and synthetic (including horse) preparations. Structural differences that exist between synthetic or animal and human hormones may be responsible for side effects that are experienced when non-bio-identical hormones are used for replacement therapy. It is the structure of the hormone, not the source that is important. The term “bio-identical” does not indicate the source of the hormone, but rather indicates that the chemical structure of the replacement hormone is identical to that of the hormone naturally found in the human body.
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