Is it possible to special-order enterically coated prescription meds?
January 14, 2013 11:58 AM Subscribe
Is it possible to special-order enterically coated prescription meds? I have acid-reflux, and a new med I'm taking is exacerbating it, despite omeprazole and other precautions.
posted by tllaya to Health & Fitness (6 answers total)
The acid reflux is due to a small hernia I was born with. I don't make too much or too little acid, I just can't keep it where it is supposed to stay. Nonetheless, the omeprazole has largely kept the problem in check for years.
I take byetta, which significantly slows my digestion - so meds sit in my stomach longer than they probably should. Several months ago, I started taking an extremely low dose of busparine. My doc and I have slowly been ramping it up as I can tolerate. The med seems to be doing what it's supposed to (somewhat less anxiety, significantly fewer intrusive thoughts), but I am still at a very low dose and not getting the level of relief I would like. Unfortunately, my stomach's ability to tolerate the busparine has plateaued.
I have looked for enteric-coated buspar or busparine. Mostly found sketchy websites wanting to sell me meds without a scrip. I therefore don't know if buspar/ine is manufactured with an enteric coating. If not, can a med be special-ordered with the coating? If so, is it really pricy? If not, is there a reliable DIY method?
And finally, is there any reason buspar/ine in particular should be broken down while in the stomach rather than the intestines, rendering all of my above questions moot?