The good folks at the Partnership for Personalized Prescriptions (P3; a compounding advocacy group for patients and provider) have a new message out: It’s about how “Compounding pharmacists can be a valuable resource for patients with autism.”
While we don’t yet know the root cause of autism, a key factor seems to be a process called methylation, which affects a broad swath of biological functions. Autism patients seem to have different methylation patterns, which — some studies have hinted — might even alter their gene expression.
Methylcobalamin, a naturally occurring form of B12 that isn’t available over the counter, might help with some of the common symptoms of autism. Compounding pharmacists can work with physicians to determine whether it might help, then devise a custom dosage and even delivery method.
Read more about methylation and methylcobalamin from P3 and the Alliance of Pharmacy Compounding!