What Is Autism?
Autism is the general term given to a group of serious
developmental conditions that collectively are known as autism spectrum
disorders. The condition typically manifests in early childhood, usually before
age 3. While symptoms vary, any form of autism spectrum disorders affects an
individual’s ability to communicate and interact with others.
We understand the complexity of autism therapies and the need for individualized options.
Children affected by autism often have unique physical or psychological challenges that
can be exacerbated by ingredients found in food and medicine – for instance
casein, soy, sugars, gluten, dyes, carbohydrates, and heavy metals (such as aluminum).
Parents must manage their child’s unique dietary restrictions, including the
ingredients in the medications they take.
each child’s body has its own unique needs, commercially available medications
sometimes may not provide the appropriate dosage form or ingredients needed.
For these children, compounded medications are a critical tool.
compounded medications for children with autism are for younger kids who can be
especially finicky and can’t or won’t take capsules or pills. Compounded
medications in different dosage forms and flavors are often the only way to
administer key ingredients such as melatonin, amino acid and vitamin mixtures
that are crucial in managing autism.
and practitioners working with children with autism must manage ingredients
that can trigger reactions, such as hyperactivity, irritability, depression and
acting-out, or serious gastrointestinal problems.
At the Leamington Wellness Pharmacy we can
customize dosage forms and flavours to that may be beneficial:
suspension base for oral medications that is free of ingredients known to cause
reactions in autistic children.
Lipoderm®: A quick-absorbing cream used to deliver medications
transdermally. It does not use aluminum silicate – a common binding agent.
Powder™ Base: A powder base for oral medications that effervesces
when mixed with water and is used to help make medications more palatable.
The use of B vitamins that are
bioactive (in a form the body can most readily use) are recommended because
these children do not easily absorb adequate amounts of B vitamins. The
bioactive form of vitamin B6, P5P, is specifically recommended. We can also
formulate B-Complex injections that contain some of the active forms of B vitamins.
Common Nutritional Supplements Include:
For more information on our custom compounding services,
please contact us at 519-322-4922.