Allergies and Medication Fillers

Hello again from the Compound Lab! And Happy April Fool’s Day!

We’ve spent the past 3 weeks talking about compound pricing. If that’s something you’re curious about and you haven’t read those posts… check them out! You might discover that compounding can save you money.But today I’d like to pivot to other services we offer in the lab—specifically to making medicines without troublesome flavors & allergens.Commercial medicines usually have several fillers in them. Fillers are not bad in-and-of-themselves; they almost always have a purpose. Sometimes they help the actual medicine dissolve in your body better or prevent bacteria from growing in liquids. I think of fillers as the background work that it takes to produce movies; you may not watch a movie for its background work, but you’d notice if it wasn’t there.That said, there may be reasons to avoid certain fillers, whether due to allergies, intolerances, or personal convictions. Mass-manufacturers aren’t going to change their formula for you as a person… but we can! For each medicine we compound, there’s almost always an alternative filler we can use—and many times we don’t need to use one at all. If that’s something you’re looking for, we can help!As always, we're available in the lab Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Or you can email me anytime at brandon.ladage@belewdrugs.com. We’d love to hear from you!


Until next time,

Brandon


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