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What are Medication Excipients?

Medication Excipients Most modern drugs that are manufactured and many that are made by compounding pharmacies include other ingredients that enhance or protect the medication. These excipients are non-active ingredients that act as enhancers, stabilizers, or fillers to help make the medication more effective. They sometimes are used to keep medication stable through shipping, storage, and handling. In most cases inactive ingredients are harmless and do not produce any reaction,…
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Compounding for Women’s Health

Women’s health is one of the most frequently overlooked areas in medications that are developed for manufacturing. Many problems that are unique to women do not have FDA-approved medications available to treat them. A compounding pharmacy has the ability to customize medications to meet the unique needs of women. There are numerous medications made by a compounding pharmacy that are not made in any commercially available form. Hormone Replacement Therapy…
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Mail Order Pharmacy

A mail order compounding pharmacy can often provide medications to patients in areas that do not have access to compounding services. Mail order pharmacies have become a great benefit to patients who would otherwise not be able to get the medications they need. Our Los Angeles compounding pharmacy ships to most states with expedited shipping available in some areas. There are many regions in the United States that have limited…
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Compounding for MCAS

Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) is a chronic condition that involves over-activation of mast cells. MCAS manifests in a variety of symptoms that can come and go over time. This makes it hard to “pin down” a diagnosis for many patients, who sometimes struggle for years before finding a doctor who can help them.  MCAS may be more prevalent than we now realize because of this difficulty. For patients who…
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Cholestyramine vs. Natural Binders

The debate between the benefits of natural vs. synthetic treatments sometimes plays out without considering scientific evidence. For most patients, a treatment that is natural or that involves a change in diet is more desirable than taking a synthetic medication. However, medications that are synthesized in labs provide help to millions of people every day. To the healthcare providers that prescribe these medications, the benefits outweigh the risks. Cholestyramine is…
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Integrative Medicine and Compounding

Integrative medicine developed as a way for physicians to combine different medical philosophies into one comprehensive medical practice. While there is debate as to what constitutes “alternative” or “conventional” medicine, integrative medicine generally seeks to combine accepted treatments with those that are not as well-studied. Integrative medicine’s goal is to provide medical treatment that considers the whole person. What is Integrative Medicine? Integrative medicine aims to combine medical practices from…
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Low Dose Naltrexone for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Many chronic conditions can potentially benefit from the use of low dose naltrexone (LDN). We have already discussed some of these applications on our blog including psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. Recent studies have found positive results when LDN is used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). For many patients, current treatments for IBD do not work or lose effectiveness over time. LDN was investigated as a long-term treatment option because…
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Top 5 Melasma Cream Ingredients

Melasma – an acquired condition that results in hypermelanosis of the skin – is a common condition among women that is notoriously difficult to treat. However, it is manageable and can be helped with the right topical treatment. While there is no cure for being susceptible to developing melasma, the appearance of hyperpigmentation can be reduced. This is accomplished through a combination of topical treatments and vigilant sun protection. Many…
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Compounding Pharmacy and Treating Mold Illness

The path from diagnose of a biotoxin illness through treatment and recovery can be a long and difficult one. Dr. Shoemaker’s discoveries in the late 1990s were the beginning of a wider recognition of CIRS and biotoxin-related health conditions. Over the years, many other doctors have added to the research and have improved treatment protocols. Despite this, there is widespread lack of acceptance of mold-related illnesses by the majority of…
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Melanage, Cosmelan MD, and Melasma Treatment

Melasma kits are sold under a variety of brand names but all have similar ingredients. These kits come with a combination of chemical peels, creams, and cleansers. A compounding pharmacy can make a melasma kit with the same ingredients but in unique combinations and higher strengths. Commercially Available Melasma Kits: Melanage and Cosmelan MD Combining multiple ingredients into one chemical peel is not new. These ingredients have been used by…
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