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Compounding Prescriptions for Allergies

Common Side Effects of Sensitivity to Medicine

Traditional and over-the-counter medications come with a set list of ingredients. Included is the active ingredient as well as other fillers needed to create the medication’s form. Sometimes clients will have sensitivities or aversive reactions to the added ingredients. These may include:

  • Rashes
  • Diarrhea
  • Itching
  • Hives

If you have a sensitivity to any inactive ingredient, compounding pharmacies can develop the medication for you without the ingredient that causes you harm.

How Can Compounding Help with Sensitivities to Medicine?

Plain and simple, compounding allows us to remove any allergens from your medication. We specialize in formulating prescriptions that fit the specific needs of our clients. Oftentimes, traditional prescriptions and over-the-counter medications contain filler ingredients. These ingredients are not needed for the healing properties of the medicine but instead are added for a number of other reasons such as flavor, preservation, or color. If you are allergic to any inactive ingredient, we can remove it from the medication while maintaining the intended effect.

Unfortunately, we cannot remove the allergen if you are allergic to the active ingredient.

Inactive Ingredients

During the manufacturing process, inactive ingredients may be added to the medication. While the inactive ingredients may not have a direct effect on treating the intended illness, they may provide other uses. For example, fillers may be used to increase bulk, dyes to change color, and binders to hold together tablets. Compounding allows us to remove these inactive ingredients entirely, or replace them with a more tolerable ingredient. 

Common Allergens in Medication

Allergic reactions to generic medications are not extremely common. However, when they do present themselves, they can limit your ability to take medication. Allergic reactions can vary from mild rashes and itching to anaphylactic shock. Common ingredients include:

  • Corn
  • Egg
  • Dairy
  • Gelatin
  • Dyes
  • Shellfish
  • Nuts

Compounding makes removing these ingredients possible and allows the active ingredient to do its job without causing added adverse effects.

Removing Harmful Ingredients for Newborns

It can be difficult to find appropriate medication for newborn babies. Their digestive system is not yet fully developed, but if they get sick, they may require some sort of medication. Little ones are not yet able to fully process sugars, and many commercially available medications contain some sort of sweetener. We can make the medication without sugars to help their tummies more easily digest the medication without side effects such as diarrhea.

How Do Compounding Pharmacies Remove Ingredients?

When your prescriptions are compounded, they are made to fit your needs. Our main focus is the active ingredient that is responsible for treating the symptom. We are able to combine this active ingredient with a base for medication. The base allows the active ingredient to take effect and provides a better solution for the patient. Sometimes, more than one active ingredient can be added, these are called multi-medications. Once the formula is determined, we can also make your medication into different forms such as troches, rapid dissolve tablets, liquid, nasal sprays, and more. Ask about how compounding can improve your experience when taking your medication.

Transfer Your Prescriptions to ClearSpring Pharmacy

Transferring your prescriptions is easy and fast! Call our two convenient locations in Littleton and Cherry Creek. We offer free delivery, which is great for anyone who values convenience! As a local pharmacy, we provide personal and attentive service to our clients. Check us out and transfer your prescriptions today!

You can even shoot us a text!

Littleton: 303-707-1500
Cherry Creek: 303-333-2010

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