Central Pharmacy, therapeutic success is sometimes measured by what
the medication doesnít contain
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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
of a filler with a non-offending one
of hypoallergenic products (e.g. deodorants, sunscreens,
aftershave, shampoos, etc.)