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PROSEHow Compounding Pharmacies Can Help with Medication Adherence Issues by Prescription
P = palatability- enhancing taste, texture, scent, and/or color to heighten compliance
R = route of administration- fine-tuning or changing the route of administration to make dosing easier, to potentially avoid side effect(s), and/or to provide local versus systemic action
O = off market but FDA approved (drug shortages, etc.)-compounding a pharmaceutical that is on temporary back-order or is manufacturer discontinued
S = strength- altering strength for dosing sensitivity, patient size, and/or possibly different therapeutic effect at commercially unavailable strength
E = elimination of allergens and/or irritants- reformulating to eliminate inactive ingredients that are irritants and/or allergens
You can learn more about compounding via the Monument Pharmacy blog at monumentpharmacy.com.
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