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At Central Pharmacy, therapeutic success is sometimes measured by what the medication doesnít contain

Besides their name, what is the most common question a pharmacist will ask their customers? Of course itís that familiar question weíve all heard before: "Do you have any allergies to any medications?" With allergic drug reactions accounting for 5-10% of all adverse drug reactions, it is indeed a very important and necessary question.

What options remain for the person with a true allergy to a medication? Most often it means the selection of an alternative medication by the physician. Less often there is the attempt at what is referred to as a desensitization process. However, this procedure does have risks. If no other therapeutic options exist, then the patient is often left to either suffer through the allergic reaction or more often to go without treatment at all.

This is unfortunately a fact of life for many people and they "accept it". However, what if they werenít in fact allergic to the drug itself, but to another non-medicinal ingredient in the preparation. Would they still have to "accept it"? Not if they are dealing with the problem-solving-pharmacists at Central Pharmacy!

At Central Pharmacy, we specialty compound medications without the offending agent(s). The result is a new found freedom for the patient who was previously unable to take a medication because of often unnecessary ingredients.

Although not all commercial compounds can be compounded, many can be compounded quite successfully. All it takes is a willingness to work around the problem, rather than letting the problem prevent the medication from working for the patient.

The following are examples of solutions which we have used to "work around" the problem of hypersensitivities to non-medicinal ingredients. If you or someone you know suffers from a sensitivity to non-medicinal ingredients, or even if you are not sure if it is indeed an allergy, please contact us. We will be happy to discuss your questions and concerns. And remember, the proper treatment you deserve may be as simple as not giving you what you didnít need in the first place!


Examples of Solutions

bul.gif (507 bytes)Removal of preservatives

bul.gif (507 bytes)Removal of dyes

bul.gif (507 bytes)Substitution of a filler with a non-offending one

bul.gif (507 bytes)Compounding of hypoallergenic products (e.g. deodorants, sunscreens, aftershave, shampoos, etc.)