Your Doctor And ImprimisRX: An Ongoing Partnership
Many people struggle to get the health benefits they need from commercially available medications. There can be many reasons that medications on the market today aren’t a good fit for some individuals, from allergies to sensitivities to side effects. Thankfully, compounded medications — such as those created by ImprimisRx — can provide an answer for people who do not respond positively to commercially available medications.
What Are Compounded Medications?
Compounded medications are specifically prescribed and prepared for an individual patient to meet their unique health needs. These medications are created when a patient is not well-suited to commercially available medications.
Doctors prescribe compounded medications and specialized pharmacists mix to create a customized formula. Compounded medications may be very similar to commercially available medication with slight modifications, or they may combine medications in ways that aren’t available in the market today. Doctors may also choose to prescribe compounded medications to patients who live in areas where certain prescription or over-the-counter medications are not easily accessible.
Side effects, allergies, and other issues can make it difficult for some people to get the medications they need from commercial sources, and compounded medications can help. While doctors in any field can write prescriptions for compounded medications, doctors who work with thyroid issues, skin problems, and chronic pain issues tend to write prescriptions for compounded medications more than doctors in other fields.
How Are Compounded Medications Developed At ImprimisRX?
The compounded medication development process starts with the doctor’s prescription, which is used as a recipe to create the perfect compounded medication for the client. Much like a recipe, doctors can tweak individual ingredients to create the perfect medication for each patient’s needs.
After the doctor writes the prescription, it’s sent to a pharmacy that has the ability to create these unique medications. Compounded medications are made by licensed pharmacists at ImprimisRX who are well-trained to follow each doctor’s exact instructions.
While some compounded medications are created to avoid certain allergens or side effects, others are created because a different method of delivery is necessary than what’s commercially available. Some patients, for example, may be unable to swallow pills, but can easily tolerate a liquid form of medication. Compounded medications created by ImprimisRX allow doctors and pharmacists to take these needs into account when developing a unique formula for each patient.
Are Compounded Medications Safe?
Some people get nervous about taking compounded medications due to their lack of FDA approval, however, medical professionals say that this isn’t a problem. The FDA only approves commercially available drugs, not those created for a specific person with a specific problem. It would be logistically impossible for the FDA to test and approve compounded medications.
Compounded medications created at ImprimisRX provide patients with the unique opportunity to use medicine specifically crafted for their needs. In the event that a patient experiences side effects from a compounded medication, they can work closely with their doctor to change their medication formula.