Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Find Out the Safety of Compounded Drugs Before You Use Them--great tips in this blog post about questions to ask and things to look for

Are compounded medications safe? Well, it depends. It depends on which pharmacy you choose. It depends on the collaboration between you, your physician and your pharmacist. It also depends on your health condition and how you react to certain components in the medications. This is why it is even more important to plan the use of compounded drugs with your physician and pharmacist before you begin to use it.
Does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approve these drugs? The FDA has not approved these drugs but they do acknowledge the usefulness of these alternatives to the regular commercially manufactured drugs. Their website says, “FDA believes that pharmacists engaging in traditional pharmacy compounding provide a valuable medical service that is important to patient health.”

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