PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter Protein Capsules
PB2 powdered peanut butter protein capsules can be an important therapy for people suffering from peanut allergies. These capsules are used in immunotherapy in an attempt to reduce the severity of a peanut allergy.
Due to the unpredictable risk associated with peanut allergies parents are searching for solutions to a scary, and sometimes life-threatening, problem. Allergic reactions to peanuts accounts for the majority of deaths related to food allergies.
Does your child suffer from a peanut allergy? Are you trying to find a compounding pharmacy in Winnipeg who makes PB2 powdered peanut butter protein capsules?
Tache Pharmacy makes PB2 peanut protein capsules. You do require a prescription from your prescriber to obtain these capsules.
If you would like to discuss our PB2 peanut powder capsules feel free to call us at (204) 233-3469 to talk to one of our pharmacists. Or if you already have a prescription for the PB2 capsules please feel free to order your prescription online using our online prescription order form.
What are PB2 peanut protein capsules used for?
PB2 capsules are used in the treatment of peanut allergies. This type of treatment is also known as peanut oral immunotherapy.
Essentially these capsules are used in peanut allergy treatment.
The idea behind using the PB2 peanut protein capsules is to start with very small amounts of peanut protein and to slowly increase the amount of protein given to the peanut-sensitive person over time. This helps to build to person’s tolerance to peanut protein.
The hope is that eventually the patient will no longer react to peanuts.
The important part is that a very small, controlled dose is provided to the patient based on a allergy specialists calculations. Our pharmacy makes sure that the correct dosage of protein powder is in the capsules.
What is a peanut allergy?
A peanut allergy is a specific food allergy in which a patient has an allergic reaction to peanut protein. Peanut allergies can lead to reactions that range from mild to very severe (including anaphylaxis and death).
Peanut allergies affect about 2% of the population.
Due to the very serious nature of peanut allergy the fear of an allergic reaction can create anxiety in both the child effected and the child’s parents. Other negative psychosocial factors can make this food allergy very negative for a family.
An allergy to peanuts can negatively impact a person’s quality of life.
This is why many parents seek out a treatment option for the allergy.
What is peanut oral immunotherapy (POIT)?
Peanut oral immunotherapy is a carefully guided protocol in which peanut protein is slowly introduced to a peanut-allergic patient. This therapy is overseen by qualified allergists/immunologists.
A very strict protocol is followed in order to build up tolerance in the peanut-allergic patient over time without triggering a severe reaction or anaphylaxis.
Peanut oral immunotherapy or POIT is also known as peanut oral challenge, peanut oral tolerance induction or peanut oral desensitization.
Other terms used include clinical desensitization and modulation of allergic response.
What is a peanut oral immunotherapy protocol?
A peanut oral immunotherapy protocol is a guided, stepped approach that your allergist/immunologist will use in creating your specific immunotherapy plan.
There is a dose escalating phase and then a maintenance phase. What dose is given will be dependent on many factors including age, weight, sensitivity and other factors.
For more information on the POIT protocol please discuss with your allergist/immunologist.
What is epinephrine?
Epinephrine is a fast-acting treatment for a severe allergic reaction, particularly an anaphylactic reaction.
If you, or your child, has a peanut allergy you will most likely already have an epinephrine injection device such as an Epi-Pen.
You will need to have an Epi-Pen or other epinephrine injection device with you at all times while receiving peanut oral immunotherapy.
For more information about the effectiveness of POIT please visit the National Institute of Health’s article titled Oral immunotherapy induces remission of peanut allergy in some young children
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