We use medications for a number of different reasons. We use them to fight illnesses, stop infections, and reduce the pain we feel. However, sometimes we may not be able to take medication due to an allergy or maybe because it is too strong. During these situations, it can feel like you are stuck in a catch-22. You need your medications to improve your health but at the same time, you cannot take it. This is where our compounding services in MD can help you.
Compounding is a service that can be used to alter or modify your medications to better suit you. Here are a few things you need to know about compounding and how it can benefit you:
- Dosage Levels
One of the main purposes of compounding is to alter the dosage level of your medication. This is important because when pharmaceutical companies develop these drugs, they have the average person in mind. This is a good thing as it is designed to help as many people as possible but for some people, the medication can be too strong or not strong enough. Through compounding, we can change the dosage level to suit you perfectly.
- Substituting Ingredients
Another use for compounding is when you need to substitute an ingredient. This is particularly useful when you have an allergy to an ingredient or you are unable to take a certain ingredient. We can swap them out for something you can take, while still maintaining the safety and effectiveness of your medications.
- Changing Flavors
It is no secret that medicine can taste gross. This can not only make it hard for you to take but just imagine how hard it would be for your children. Through the compounding services available at our pharmacy in Columbia, MD, we can change the flavors of your medicine. This will make it more pleasant to take.
Those are just a few of the many things that you will want to keep in mind when it comes down to our compounding services and how they can benefit you. If you would like to find out more about this or if you are interested in our services please feel free to get in touch with Howard Pharmacy for more information.