How Compounding Pharmacists Can Help You Manage Pregnancy Challenges
Pregnancy isn’t always an easy time for women. With her body undergoing so many changes and stresses, it is no wonder she can vacillate between feeling wonderful and feeling downright sick! While many doctors are quick to write a prescription to help you manage those pregnancy aches and pains, not every new mom is quick to agree to take drugs to find relief. And in some cases, simply swallowing that pill can seem impossible. That’s where your compounding pharmacist at Arena District Pharmacy comes in.
What is a Compounding Pharmacy?
A compounding pharmacist works a bit differently than a traditional one. Geared toward helping patients solve their healthcare issues, a compound pharmacist is trained to work closely with both the patient and doctor to provide safe and effective options for medications. This may mean combining medications into a new formula for quicker relief or even taking that pill or capsule and turning it into a suspension or even a lollipop in order to help the patient get it down.
By customizing a patient’s medications, the compound pharmacist is able to solve even the most complex problems.
How Can a Compound Pharmacist Ease Your Pregnancy Woes?
One of the biggest complaints during pregnancy is nausea and vomiting. While most women find relief during their second trimester, there is a small percentage that becomes completely incapacitated the entire nine months.
When traditional anti-nausea medications fail to help, a compound pharmacist may be the answer. Able to customize the medication to better meet an individual woman’s needs, the compound pharmacist can create a new formula that works. And, when pills and capsules cannot be swallowed due to severe nausea, a suspension, suppository or even a lollipop version of the medication can be made.
So what are some of the other benefits a compound pharmacist offers pregnant women?
Hemorrhoid Relief. While nausea is the biggest concern during early pregnancy, women entering their third trimester often complain about hemorrhoids. While it may seem like no more than a nuisance under normal conditions, when added to the other aches and pains of pregnancy, hemorrhoids can get in the way. Talking to your compounding pharmacists can help. They will review your symptoms, your medical history, and your current medications and create a cream or gel that offers safe and effective relief designed to tackle your situation.
Stretch Mark Help. Common during and after pregnancy, stretch marks can be a woman’s biggest nightmare. While many traditional skin creams don’t help much, a compound pharmacist is able to take a prescription from your doctor and combine it with other skin soothing remedies to create a cream that gets results! Plus, since they understand the limitations of a pregnant or nursing mom, the medication they create is completely safe for you and baby!
Lactation Help. Whether you need a cream to help prepare your nipples for the job ahead, are suffering from cracked nipples during breastfeeding or simply need some help choosing safe over-the-counter medications while nursing, the compound pharmacist at Arena District Pharmacy is trained to help. Stop by his counter for answers to all of your questions!
Ready for a more personalized pharmacy experience? Check out what the compound pharmacist at Arena District Pharmacy offers!