Many people don't know what a "compounding pharmacy" is. They are basically pharmacies that still are able to customize medications like pharmacies all originally did. Your typical pharmacy today just takes pills from big bottles and puts them in little bottles and puts your label on the little bottle. A compounding pharmacy actually makes pills, potions, lotions, IVs, etc custom for an individual patient. It makes almost anything possible. They are pretty cool!
I called and spoke with a compounding pharmacy that I use for my patients. "What options are there for alternatives to EpiPens?", was my question. The pharmacist ran through several options, none of them really practical for the typical patient.
I am still confident that compounding pharmacies would be able to create viable options with the right pharmacy and some time and energy.
Please share this request with others and compounding pharmacies in general and ask them to post their suggestions, or contact us directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Compounding pharmacies can help us come up with affordable options for the short term, while we work on more polished options for the long term.