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There are many underlying biomedical factors which contribute to symptoms of autistic spectrum disorder which impact multiple systems of the body. Compounded therapies directed at inflammation have been found to decrease symptoms in autistic children who have chronic brain inflammation. Patients often display poor immune function with an increased need for vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Therapies include chelation and detoxification which require unique nutritional preparations to increase density and digestibility supporting normal biochemical pathways. Compatible supplements can be combined and created with a flavored additive to simplify administration. Compounded formulas can address the following symptoms and conditions:

  • Allergies
  • Immune Dysfunction
  • GI Disorders
  • Inflammation
  • Vitamin Deficiencies
  • Hyperactivity
  • Food sensitivities
  • Heavy Metal Poisoning

Transdermal applications (gels, creams, lotions) can completely bypass the oral route of administration for those resistant to oral administration. Topical applications limit absorption into the blood stream, reducing side effects, drug interactions, and organ toxicity found in oral medications. Common supplementation through transdermal application includes those with vitamin A, D, zinc, and glutathione.

Melatonin supplementation disarms hyperactivity and has been proven helpful for autistic patients. Melatonin toothpaste can also be compounded as an alternate route of administration. Gluten and casein-free medications can be compounded for those with sensitivities.

The autistic patient is one who needs full spectrum treatments which address multiple conditions. By working with the healthcare provider, the pharmacist can develop an individualized regimen to promote patient comfort and positive results.

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