Q&A with Compounding Pharmacists

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One of the front-line treatment approaches to mitochondrial disease is use of a combination, unique to each patient based on symptoms and diagnosis, of vitamins and supplements such as Coenzyme Q10, B-vitamins, L-Carnitine, Creatine and Alpha Lipoic Acid.

Compounding pharmacists Saad Dinno, RPh,  and Dr. Virginia Tawa, PharmD, from Acton Pharmacy answer everything you wanted to know about the ingredients which make up the mysterious “Mito Cocktail.”

  • What is a compounding pharmacist?
  • How do ingredients in the Mito cocktail different from a compounding pharmacist than an over-the-counter source?
  • What are the side effects of the vitamins & supplements used to support adults and children with mitochondrial disease?
  • Which vitamins and supplements are most commonly included in a treatment regimen?
Date: 04/05/2010
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