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Sports Medicine Compounding

Athletes with different weights, metabolism, and dietary needs may require strengths and combinations of medications individualized to their needs. Multiple ingredients can be combined into one cream to treat different kinds of pain while minimizing the use of narcotics. While athletes can definitely benefit from sports medicine compounding, many of the treatments can also be used for anyone who is active and works out. Considerations for compounding for athletes are…
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Topical Treatment for Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain requires different treatment than acute pain from an injury or inflammation. Pain from damaged nerves can be difficult to treat and will not respond to typical pain medications. While oral medications can be used to treat this type of pain, topical medications have been shown to be especially effective at reducing pain while minimizing systemic effects. The combinations and strengths needed to treat neuropathic pain are often not…
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Compound Anti Aging Prescriptions

Aging of the skin combined with symptoms of hormone decline can lead to feeling aged before being old. Premature aging of the skin can result from years of exposure to UV rays, smoking, and bad skincare habits. With age comes diminished levels of collagen in the skin, which can cause wrinkles and volume loss. Production of hormones also slows with age, which can lead to uncomfortable symptoms. There are multiple…
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Dyclonine (DYC Anesthetic)

Dyclonine (DYC) was introduced in 1932 in the form of a throat lozenge sold under the brand name Sucrets. These lozenges are still sold over-the-counter in pharmacies and can reduce pain from a sore throat. Dyclonine can also be made into a mouth rinse that is used by dentists before hygiene appointments or dental procedures. At one point there was a commercially available dyclonine mouth rinse but it has since…
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Tetracaine for ENT Procedures

Tetracaine is a potent ester used as a topical anesthetic for ENT procedures. Tetracaine is effective for anesthetizing accessible mucous membranes including the larynx, trachea, and esophagus. Onset is within 6-12 minutes and the effects can last up to two hours. Tetracaine has ten times the potency of procaine and has been shown to be a superior topical anesthetic for nasal procedures. It produces greater decreases in pain perception than…
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Dental Antibiotic – Alternative to Arestin

The commercially available drug minocycline hydrochloride is sold under the brand name Arestin in microsphere form. While many dentists who treat periodontal disease have found this product to be effective, the cost per application site can make it an expensive treatment. The expense that must be passed on to the patient is especially high if multiple sites need to be treated. Having a topical antibiotic for treating periodontal disease does…
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NAMS 2017 Position Statement on Hormone Therapy

The new position statement from the North American Menopause Society provides updates and clarification on hormone replacement research since their last statement in 2012. The 2017 statement takes into account new evidence from recently conducted clinical trials as well as the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and other previous studies. NAMS gathered an advisory panel that included clinicians and researchers who are experts in women’s health and menopause to evaluate the…
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What is the Best Numbing Cream for Fillers?

Facial fillers might be the next most popular cosmetic treatment after Botox. Fillers are injected to increase volume in the cheeks, nasolabial folds, lips, and other areas. While many cosmetic patients are now having facial fillers along with their Botox, the number of injections needed may cause some discomfort. The fear of pain from an injection may even stop some individuals from using dermal fillers, even though they want the…
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Rosacea Cream

Rosacea flare-ups are caused by certain triggers that can be environmental, chemical, or emotional. Sun exposure, spicy food, and blushing can all lead to prolonged facial redness but triggers vary between individuals. While finding these triggers and avoiding them is an essential part of managing rosacea, medications are usually prescribed as well to get flare-ups under control. A rosacea cream is the most commonly used treatment along with oral antibiotics.…
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Cholesytramine Uses

Cholestyramine (CSM) is has been used for many years and has a variety of possible applications. It is FDA-approved to lower cholesterol levels but has numerous off-label uses. Cholestyramine’s ability to bind to toxins makes it an especially useful treatment for biotoxin illness. It is used to treat many conditions including diabetes, Crohn’s, Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), and hyperthyroidism. Cholestyramine itself is not absorbed by the body, but binds…
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