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Response to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

As an essential business according to the Safer at Home orders in California, our pharmacy has continued to operate during the COVID-19 public health emergency. We are here to help you through this difficult time by providing you with the medications you need, shipped directly to your home. High Standards for Safety and Cleanliness We have implemented rigorous cleaning standards based on CDC and OSHA guidelines to ensure the safety…
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Apomorphine for Treating Erectile Dysfunction

History of Apomorphine Apomorphine was discovered in 1869 and was used for many years as an emetic (a drug used to induce vomiting). Its value in Parkinson’s disease was recognized as early as 1884. In the 1950s, clinical trials confirmed this original observation. At the time, however, the dopaminergic properties of the drug were still not known. With the introduction of domperidone in 1979, the side effects of dopaminergic agonists…
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Jessner’s Peel Compounded Solution

When it comes to skincare treatments, it often seems like it is always about what is new and trendy. However one of the most popular chemical peel treatments, the Jessner’s peel, has actually been around for over 100 years. This combination peel was available in different concentrations until the dermatologist Max Jessner set a standard formulation. The original formulation included salicylic acid, resorcinol, and lactic acid in alcohol. It has…
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Controlling Bleeding in Dentistry for Patients on Anticoagulants

Many current dentistry guidelines do not recommend discontinuing oral anticoagulants before a minor dental procedure. Instead, local haemostatic measures are taken to reduce bleeding and ensure a patient can continue their treatment. These measures may include mechanical pressure, suturing, or local haemostats like tranexamic acid. Tranexamic acid is administered in the form of a topical solution applied with gauze or used as an oral rinse. Studies have shown that post-procedural…
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Niacinamide in Skincare

There are many skincare ingredients available now with numerous claims of efficacy. There are a few ingredients however that have been studied extensively for many years and have clearly demonstrated their skincare benefits. Niacinamide (also called nicotinamide or NAM), which is the physiologically active form of the essential vitamin niacin or vitamin B3, has been shown to effectively treat various dermatological conditions. This ingredient has been shown to have antioxidant…
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Motion Sickness Treatments

Motion sickness is a feeling of wooziness and nausea usually experienced when traveling by car, boat, train, or plane. The theory is that certain individuals are susceptible to experiencing motion sickness when there is a mismatch between the movement of the body and the movement detected visually. It is most likely related to the workings of the inner ear and the vestibular systems that help you maintain your balance. Symptoms…
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Nitroglycerin Cream for ED and MED2005

For several years now, a medical R&D company (Futura Medical) has been conducting clinical trials using a proprietary transdermal system with nitroglycerin (also called glyceryl trinitrate or GTN) for treating erectile dysfunction. According to company’s schedule, they are hoping to launch this product at the earliest in 2021, however it may be longer depending on how the approval process goes. They are calling the product MED2005 during the trial period…
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Tretinoin for Stretch Marks

Tretinoin is a vitamin-A derivative that has been available for many years. It is known for being able to treat a variety of skin conditions effectively and safely. Most frequently it is prescribed for acne but it may also be used to treat melasma, hyperpigmentation, sun spots, fine lines/wrinkles, and more. One of the more difficult-to-treat skin complaints – stretch marks – may also be helped with topically applied tretinoin…
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Compounding Proton Pump Inhibitor Suspensions

Proton pump inhibitors are used for treating gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD) and gastric bleeding, especially when other treatments have failed. GERD is a common condition in pediatric patients, including newborns. These patients often benefit from a compounded suspension that can be administered orally in a drinkable form or with a nasogastric tube. Compounding pharmacies can make the most common PPIs into formulations customized for the patient’s needs. What is GERD?…
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Midrin for Migraines

Migraines affect about 1 out of 10 adults in the U.S. and can be extremely debilitating. Medications exist for both preventative and acute treatment and can target multiple aspects of this complex condition. Midrin is a combination migraine medication that has been marketed under many brand names like Amidrine, Nodolor, Duradrin, Migrin-A, and Epidrine. The formulation contains three ingredients: acetaminophen, dichloralphenazone and isometheptene. Midrin is still available with the services…
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