What is a Compounding Pharmacy and why might you or someone you know need one? (See Round And Round We Go... The Saga Continues)
Due to my allergies to gluten, nuts, soy, corn and eggs, as well as, various chemicals and, it is assumed, sulfites, pesticides and more, it is almost impossible for me to take medications.
You would be surprised at ingredients in medications and other household items - toothpaste, shampoo, lipstick, etc. Beware: " Gluten comes from wheat, right? So that labeling should make shopping easy. However, says Bast, gluten also comes from other grains and grain combinations, including spelt, barley, and rye. So, just because a product is labeled wheat free doesn’t mean it is gluten-free.' (See Oh, I Know, You Have Celiac Disease. Umm, No, Not Exactly)
- I called the pharmacy he gave me the name of but have not used them yet.
- I also called a pharmacy my original pharmacy gave me the name of.
- I was able to get my allergy medications from the pharmacy my original pharmacy gave me the name of because they are privately owned (they make their own decisions about where to order).
- They were able to order my medications from the manufacturer list my original pharmacy gave me showing who they had been using for each medication.
- My original pharmacy is now forbidden to order, they must take medication from whatever manufacturer sends it to them, therefore, if it has ingredients I cannot have, I'm simply out of luck and in a panic.