dentist performing oral procedure using tranexamic acid

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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Compounding for Lyme Disease

Many years ago, all pharmacies engaged in compounding medications. Over time, with the increase in manufacturing of prescription medications and the oversight of the FDA, compounding became more of a “niche” service for particular patient populations. A modern compounding pharmacy now makes formulations that help fill the gaps in treatment where a suitable commercially available medication is not available. These formulations often complement FDA-approved medications and do not just replace…
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Hair Loss Treatment for Women

Female pattern hair loss is a common condition affecting women of all ages. Research has shown that for women, the consequences of hair loss can be more severe than for men. Women often experience stress and loss of sleep and may start avoiding social situations when hair loss begins. Body image and self esteem can be seriously affected. Many women will respond to hair loss by first trying to cover…
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Hydroquinone Tretinoin Creams

While lightening treatments like tranexamic acid cream are gaining in popularity, hydroquinone remains the standard treatment for hyperpigmentation of various causes. Certain over-the-counter products like Porcelana cream contain hydroquinone in low concentrations – usually around 2%. The higher concentration creams with 6%, 8%, or 10% hydroquinone in combination with other ingredients can only be obtained from a compounding pharmacy. In addition, a compounding pharmacy can make customized creams with several…
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