April 27, 2016
Children with autism and parents of children with autism have many obstacles and difficulties with medication delivery. Some of these obstacles include sensory difficulties such as smell, taste, and texture sensitivities. Many patients have food and chemical allergies and intolerances and the avoidance of artificial dyes, fillers, gluten, soy, casein, sugar, and other substances is necessary.
Now, with the help of Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy, medication delivery does NOT have to be an obstacle! With our expertise and experience, we offer solutions to many of the problems patients with Autism encounter.
What can we do to help? We can improve the taste of medications using all NATURAL dye free flavors and sweeteners. We can customize medications to avoid allergies and harmful dyes and preservatives. We can also change the texture of suspensions or creams using a homogenizer or our ointment mill.
We can even change the dosage form altogether to avoid smell, taste, and texture sensitivities. Some common dosage forms we make available include capsules, creams, gels, nasal sprays, lollipops, troches, popsicles, suspensions, solutions, suppositories, injectables , and oral effervescent powder packs.
Commonly requested formulations for patients with Autism Spectrum disorder include glutathione, melatonin, low dose naltrexone, amantadine, guanfacine, nystatin, fluconazole, methylated vitamins, fluoxetine, oxytocin, and methylcobalamin.
We also carry a full line of pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements specifically for patients with Autism. Autistic patients have been shown to have lower serum levels of magnesium, absorption issues with fat-soluble vitamins, and an imbalance of the normal bacteria in the intestinal tract. Ask us about our high potency probiotics, magnesium, and methylated vitamins.
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy has been serving and working with patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder for over 20 years. Our pharmacists have specialty training and education in compounding to meet the unique needs of these patients.
Give us a call or email today to discuss how compounding can benefit you or your child. We look forward to hearing from you!
Phone: 404-350-5780 Email: Staff@pavilioncompounding.com
- Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) (click here)
- Autism One (click here)
- Autism Society of America (click here)
- Lyme Induced Autism Foundation (click here)
References: 1.Tricia Heitman, PharmD, PCCA Pharmacy Consultant 2. Gottschall, E. (2004). Digestion-gut-autism connection: The Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Medical Veritas 1(2), 261-271. doi:10.1588/medver.2004.01.00029 3. Cermak, S. A., Curtin, C., & Bandini, L. G. (2010). Food selectivity and sensory sensitivity in children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 110(2), 238-246. doi:10.1016/j.jada.2009.10.032