Dermatological Meds

Articles regarding ReNue Pharmacy’s dermatological medication services that answer the most asked questions about skin health.

Compounded Shampoos

Compounded Shampoos Compounded medicated shampoos can be used to treat several conditions that affect the scalp. Many of these conditions result in dandruff, but the cause of that dandruff can vary. When treating, it is important to treat the cause of dandruff rather than just the symptoms, so a specialized treatment may be required. What do medicated shampoos treat? Medicated shampoos can treat dandruff caused by tinea capitis, seborrheic dermatitis, or psoriasis, as well as other hair and scalp conditions such as hair loss. Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp, hair follicles, and the adjacent [...]

June 9, 2018|Dermatological Meds|

Compounded Ointments and Gels

Compounded Ointments and Gels Topical medications are great alternatives to more traditional oral formulations. They allow absorption of medication directly through the skin, which can avoid potential side effects such as stomach upset or drowsiness. Topical medications, including ointments and gels, target and treat pain, inflammation, and irritation. What is the difference between an ointment and a gel? Ointments and gels share some similar characteristics. For instance, they both sit on the skin rather than being directly absorbed like a cream or lotion. This allows the medication to have an extended amount of contact with the skin, so [...]

June 2, 2018|Dermatological Meds|

Foam and Spray Compounding

Foam and Spray Compounding Topical medications provide an alternative to oral products by offering a convenient delivery method that does not require swallowing a pill. Topical products can come in a variety of formulations, including creams, lotions, gels, shampoos, foams, and sprays. Foams and sprays can be used to treat a variety of conditions, however, only a limited number of these products are commercially available. Compounding allows you and your doctor to work with your pharmacist to create products that are specifically tailored to you and your needs, including foams and sprays. What are foams? Foams are preparations [...]

May 26, 2018|Dermatological Meds|

Compounded Cream Benefits

Compounded Cream Benefits Compounded creams and lotions are topical medications that are tailored to your individual treatment needs. Topical products treat conditions at the affected site, eliminating or reducing the need for oral medications. Different active ingredients, strengths, and bases can be used to create a product that fits your exact needs. Many commercially available products are only available in limited options, however compounded topical medications can be adjusted as needed. When should a cream be used? One type of topical medication that is most commonly used, is a cream. Creams have a higher water content than other [...]

May 19, 2018|Dermatological Meds|

Dermatology Compounding

Dermatology Compounding Dermatology compounding allows your pharmacist to create personalized dermatological medications by combining individual ingredients to make a medication that is tailored to your specific needs. Every person has his or her own skin type and preferences and compounding allows your physician and pharmacist to work together to create the best product for your skin care needs, without losing any of their effectiveness. What are the benefits of dermatology compounding? The use of compounding to tailor medications to each individual allows for flexibility in the way a product is made, which can offer several benefits: A customized [...]

October 13, 2017|Dermatological Meds, General Compounding|
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