Compounding: Personalizing Your Medications
We use medications for a variety of different reasons. We use them to treat illness, combat pain, and prevent disease. However, many of these medications are created based on the average person. This ensures that it can help as many people as possible but for some reason, this could mean the drug is not as effective as it needs to be or can be too effective. This can create a catch-22 situation for these individuals, but this is where compounding can help.
Here are a few things you should know about our compounding services at our community pharmacy in Brandon, Florida:
- Altering Dosage
One of the main methods used to tailor medications to your needs is to alter the dosage of the drug. For some individuals, the dosage is not enough or too much. However, it can be dangerous to change this on your own by cutting up the medications or by taking more. Instead, it is a better idea to have it compounded. Through these services, the dose will be altered to meet your needs perfectly.
- Substituting Ingredients
Compounding can be used to substitute various ingredients in your medications. This is particularly useful if you are unable to consume certain kinds of ingredients due to allergies or other reasons. This can help solve many situations where you need to take your medications but are unable to, due to allergies.
Another aspect of compounding is flavoring. This can make it easier for you to take your medications, especially if they have an unpleasant taste. Also, if your children are giving you a difficult time with their own medicine, this can help make things a bit easier for them. We have a wide range of flavors, so we can help make your medications taste much better. Just visit our drugstore in Florida and we can help tailor your medications to suit your needs.
Those are just a few of the many things that you will want to keep in mind when it comes down to compounding. If you would like to find out more about this or about our medicine shop in Florida please do not hesitate to get in touch with Brandon Pharmacy for more information.
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