(PRWEB) July 27, 2005
FLAVORx, the Maryland-based biotech company that for the previous decade has helped physicians, pharmacists and veterinarians turn bitter-tasting medications into tasty, flavored liquids, offers a suggestion to the traveling public as the busy winter travel season begins.
"This winter, folks will be traveling at record levels," states Kenny Kramm, FLAVORx President and CEO. "Travelers taking pills or capsules, who plan on visiting or passing through areas where water may be suspect, may want to consult with their pharmacists and request that their prescriptions, or even some of those hard-to-take vitamins, be compounded into easily swallowed liquids. This will eliminate the risk of picking up any water-borne ailments in non-potable water."
"All too often, especially in hot weather, pills swallowed 'dry' will transit the esophagus slower than was pharmaceutically intended, causing irritation, even ulceration, as the pills and capsules start to dissolve before they reach the stomach."
With more than 30,000 pharmacies and 2,500 veterinary hospitals using the proprietary FLAVORx formulary to compound good-tasting, readily-accepted medications, patients (and their traveling pets) will have no problem finding a pharmacy capable of turning their prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and vitamins into flavorful liquids that do not have to be washed down with water.
Patients can find the pharmacy or veterinarian nearest to them by going to the FLAVORx website (http://www.flavorx.com) or by calling 1-800-884-5771. With this concern behind them, travelers can do what they were meant to do on vacation: enjoy themselves.