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Autism Compounding

Autistic Spectrum Disorder occurs in as much as 1% of the population (1 in every 100 people) and is seen in all races, affecting males more than females. The disorder is neuralgic in nature and appears in childhood, impacting the way a child learns, interacts, and expresses emotion. The list of presumed causes is long and includes: heavy metals, vaccines, problems in pregnancy and labor, poor maternal nutrition, rubella, thalidomide, genetics, neurotransmitter imbalances, nutrition, and gastrointestinal disorders.Is your child suffering from autism? Jeffreys Drugstore’s Compounding Pharmacy custom compounds medications for the unique needs of autistic patients.

Multiple factors including heavy metal poisoning and food allergy may play a role in a child’s risk. GI disorders can result in a lack of enzymes or proteins, which can also lead toautism. This results in food not being properly broken down, with substances left behind that affect the central nervous system. This creates the need for gluten-free and casein-free diets. Our compounding lab is able to provide medications that are free from the above-named allergens, as well as dyes and certain sugars.

Pharmacist-Amy - Jeffreys Drugstore and Compounding Pharmacy

Amy Belcastro, Rph – Compounding

SUPPLEMENTS FOR AUTISM

  1. B6
  2. magnesium
  3. DMG (dimethylglycine)
  4. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
  5. Melatonin
  6. Folic Acid
  7. B-12
  8. Zinc
  9. Calcium
  10. Digestive enzymes
  11. Probiotic
  12. Cod liver Oil Vitamin A

Improvement of immune function is also necessary in people with autism disorder. Therapies that may help include chelation and detoxification. These therapies require unique nutritional preparation methods to increase density and digestibility to support their normal biochemical pathways. Many autistic patients have low glutathione (GSH) and GHS-peroxidase activity within red blood cells. Glutathione is involved in detoxification of heavy metals, among many other actions. Our compounding pharmacy provides Glutathione in form of topical lipoderm and suppository. DMSA chelating agent is also used for detoxification purposes and is available in our lab in form of oral effervescent, capsules, topical lipoderm and injectable preparations.

Autistic children have been shown to have lower serum magnesium and lower RBC magnesium. Malabsorption of fat-soluble vitamins and nutrition is another issue that these patients experience. Disruption of the G-alpha protein affects retinoid receptors in the brain. In genetically predisposed children, autism may be caused by a G-alpha protein defect caused by the pertussis toxin found in the D.P.T. vaccine. This toxin separates the G-alpha protein from retinoid receptors. Genetically inclined children are those who have a family history of G-alpha protein defect or night blindness. It is suggested that vitamin A may reconnect the retinoid receptors. Magnesium Supplementation is also recommended for these patients.

Jeffreys Drugstore can work with your physician to compound the proper medications to support your physician’s recommended Autism treatment regimen. Call Amy today to discuss the availability of the medications that you may be in search of. (724) 745-6480