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Ketotifen for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)

Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and mastocytosis are two conditions that affect how mast cells function. There is no cure for these conditions and in most cases they are present because of a genetic predisposition. Treatments focus on improving the dermatological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and other symptoms that result from overproduction of certain chemical mediators. Antihistamines are one of the most frequently used types of medications for managing these symptoms. The…
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Autism Medications from a Compounding Pharmacy

Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) most often involves behavioral therapy complemented by medicine. Drugs used to treat autism are usually prescribed off-label for hyperactivity, anxiety, and irritability. There are several medicines available, including glutathione and low dose naltrexone that have shown promise as effective treatments for autism and are also well-tolerated. While these medications have not undergone rigorous testing, small initial studies have recommended further research into their effectiveness. …
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Glutathione Supplementation

There are some medications and supplements that are not well known but have a wide range of possible applications. Medications like low dose naltrexone (LDN) are used by doctors all over the world and have many possible uses. Yet many people do not know about LDN or how it could benefit their condition. Glutathione (GSH) is one of those treatments that has the potential to improve many diseases but is…
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Migraine Treatment With Compounded Medications

Migraines are severe headaches that are associated with symptoms like nausea, light sensitivity, and numbness. For some a migraine lasts a few hours but for others it may last several days if left untreated. Migraine headaches can occur with or without what is called an “aura.” An aura includes visual disturbances like flashes of light, blind spots, or wavy vision and occurs about a half hour before the onset of…
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Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Capsules

What is LDN?

Key Points LDN is a lower dose of the FDA-approved drug naltrexone, which has been used for many years to treat opioid addiction. Evidence continues to grow that LDN can be an effective treatment for a variety of conditions including Crohn’s, lupus, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis. LDN can only be obtained from a compounding pharmacy since the lower dosages of naltrexone are not FDA-approved. LDN Advantages Low cost: LDN is…
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4-Aminopyridine (4-AP)

Some medications with brand names cost a significant amount more than generic compounds. A perfect example of this is 4-aminopyridine (also called 4-AP or dalfampridine) – a medication used to improve walking ability and motor skills in people with multiple sclerosis. The brand name version of this medication is called Ampyra and a one-month supply is about seven times the cost of the dalfampridine we compound at our pharmacy. This…
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Low Dose Naltrexone and Chronic Illness

Low dose naltrexone (LDN) is a promising treatment with the potential to help a variety of conditions and improve the immune system. While it is still being studied, there is growing evidence that this prescription medication can help with several chronic illnesses. Naltrexone was approved by the FDA in 1984 for the treatment of opioid addiction. “Low Dose” Naltrexone refers to the use of a dosage that is much lower…
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