Compounding for Autism
Do Symptoms of Autism Change Over Time?
The National Institute of Health defines autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a “range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior.”    For many children, symptoms improve with treatment and age.  People with an ASD usually continue to need services and supports as they get older, but many are able to work successfully and live independently or within a supportive environment.
How is Autism Treated?
There is no standard, universally accepted treatment of autism.  Doctors may prescribe medications to treat the following:
  • Specific autism-related symptoms -such as anxiety, depression, or obsessive-compulsive disorder  
  • Behavioral Issues/Problems
  • Seizures
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Hyperactivity
In some instances the medications that are utilized to treat these conditions may not be appropriate for your child due to the strength (only come in 10mg pill which causes side effects in your child) or dosing form (only comes as a pill which your child can’t take).  It’s in those instances where we can offer assistance.
Compounding Medications for Autism
Our compounding pharmacists have the ability to custom make several different types of medications to treat autism spectrum disorder.  Examples include:
•Naltrexone   •Folinic Acid   •Ziprasidone   •Melatonin   •DMSA   •Oxytocin   •And others!
These medications are custom made to meet your child’s unique needs and can be created in multiple strengths, and delivery forms; creating a medication that is effective, well tolerated, and easy to use.
Is a Compounded Prescription for Autism Right for My Child?
  • Talk to your child’s health care provider - Discuss compounding as a treatment option, and let your child’s health care provider know you heard about prescription compounding from Vic’s Family Pharmacy
  • Contact Us - To inquire about potential treatment strategies, and how Vic’s Family Pharmacy can help you and your child.