compounding for lyme disease

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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Acella’s NP Thyroid

NOTE: Woodland Hills Pharmacy does not carry NP Thyroid. We offer a compounded alternative that uses the same natural desiccated thyroid ingredient. NP Thyroid is brand-name version of Thyroid USP – a natural, desiccated porcine thyroid for treating hypothyroidism. The thyroid medication is obtained from the glands of pigs and contains all essential forms of the thyroid hormone including T4 and T3. Who Manufactures NP Thyroid? NP Thyroid is marketed…
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Skin Lightening Pads for Hyperpigmentation

Skin lightening pads are most frequently used to treat hyperpigmentation of the face, especially melasma. Melasma is a common skin condition among women that results in brown patches of skin on the face. Age spots (also known as sun spots) can also be treated with skin lightening products. Skin lightening pads made by a compounding pharmacy can contain a mixture of ingredients for lightening hyperpigmentation and improving skin tone. These…
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BLT Cream – Tips and Safety

Our benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine anesthetic cream is used by dermatologists and other healthcare professionals throughout the country. In the majority of cases this cream is applied correctly and there are no serious adverse effects. However, negligence does occur in some cases when proper precautions are not followed. It is important to understand BLT cream before using it on a patient and understand the symptoms of anesthetic toxicity. What is BLT…
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Low Dose Naltrexone Dosage

Low dose naltrexone is used to treat a variety of chronic conditions that often do not respond to other treatments. The drug has been getting a lot of attention lately from both prescribers and patients due to its demonstrated efficacy and safety and also its low monthly cost. However there is a lot of misinformation out there about the correct dosing for naltrexone. While the research on low dose naltrexone…
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EDTA Nasal Spray Combinations

The chelating agent EDTA has been used in medications and personal care formulations for many years. This ingredient can be found in numerous household products like shampoos, soaps, detergents, cosmetics, and more. It is also often prescribed to be used intranasally as a biofilm disrupter, which means it is able to break apart the biofilm that harbors bacteria in the nasal passages. This is essential for treating stubborn infections that…
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Tranexamic Acid for Melasma

Tranexamic acid has been used for many years for managing blood loss. It is also an effective treatment for melasma that has fewer side effects than hydroquinone. This makes it an appealing option for a skin condition that is resistant to medication and may require repeated treatment courses. While there is no commercially available preparation of tranexamic acid in topical form, it can still be obtained by taking advantage of…
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Compounded PDE5 Inhibitors

The best treatment for erectile dysfunction, along with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, is a PDE5 inhibitor. This class of drugs was originally developed to treat heart conditions however during clinical trials other useful effects were discovered. Now these drugs are best known as the active ingredients in erectile dysfunction medications that are prescribed worldwide including Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. Drugs in this class of medications are now the most commonly…
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