Medicine…It’s Not One-Size-Fits-All

Campbells Compounding PharmacyLiving beings that require medication come in different sizes, shapes, personalities and preferences. So when it comes to medication, why do we assume we all have the same needs?

Dr. Lance Campbell Pharm.D., R.Ph., owner of Campbell’s Compounding Pharmacy, says, “We are fortunate to have modern medicine in our lives. But to really see it’s effectiveness, the patient needs to take the medication…which at times can be difficult. With compounding–the practice where licensed pharmacists combine, mix, or alter the ingredients of a drug to create a medication tailored to the needs of the individual patient–we can compound drugs in a wide variety of ways, including liquids, gels, creams, ointments, nasal sprays, suppositories, lozenges and lollipops…and to some we can even add flavors.”

That’s a lot of great options…and it makes taking medication easier than ever for those that struggle with swallowing pills. Imagine giving a cherry lollipop to your sweet child or simply rubbing a lotion on your elderly parent’s forearm to deliver their medicine. And don’t forget pets! Dr. Campbell says, “No one likes hiding pills in food for their pet! We can compound flavored liquids, creams, and chewable treats. Prescriptions for creams can be rubbed into the ear (like every dog loves!) or liquids and chewy treats can be flavored with fish, chicken or beef to make your dog or cat say ‘yum!’”

And just as important as delivery of the medication is dosage and ingredients. Dr. Campbell says, “When you need 1.2 mg of a medication, you shouldn’t have to settle for 1 mg or 2 because that is how it’s manufactured. Either you aren’t getting enough…or you’re getting too much, which can be a bad thing! With compounding, we can create the lowest dosage possible that still delivers the desired results.” Commercially manufactured medications commonly contain lactose, preservatives, dyes, gluten, sugar and a variety of other non-active ingredients. Sound like a list of items you’re trying to avoid? Dr. Campbell says, “When we compound your medication, any or all of these ingredients can be left out. Maybe it’s not an ingredient you’re trying to avoid, but an undesired side effect like drowsiness or nausea. If we deliver the medicine in another form, like as a lotion or gel, we can eliminate many of those side effects.”
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Sound inconvenient to get a ‘special’ medicine somewhere else? The team at Campbell’s has made it their mission to be your family’s one-stop pharmacy. Dr. Campbell says, “From specialized compounded medications to blood pressure medications, prenatal vitamins, antibiotics and all commercially available medicine, we work closely with you, and we accept most major prescription and insurance plans. Everything you need is right here at our friendly neighborhood stop!”

Campbell's Compounding Pharmacies Campbell’s Compounding Pharmacy
“If our staff can’t make it…then you probably don’t need it!”
Sugar Land
281-980-2555
4760 Sweetwater Blvd. Suite 103

Houston
713-668-4833
6603 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77005
www.campbellscompounding.com

 

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