General Compounding

Articles regarding general compounding services and why it’s important to choose a compounding pharmacy like ReNue Rx.

Tame Medication Side Effects: How Your Compound Pharmacist Can Help

Can Compound Pharmacists Help Manage Medication Side Effects? Modern medicine can be fantastic in reducing symptoms and helping with recovery. Large-scale pharmacies create millions of standard prescription drugs to meet significant demand. At the same time, patients face side effects from these prescribed medications. These effects can range from mild discomfort to severe complications. For many prescription users, there must be a way to remove these side effects while getting the full benefit of medication. With compounding, patients can move from using the provided prescription to a customized solution. Compound pharmacists customize medications to reduce side effects and enhance [...]

June 6, 2024|General Compounding|

Symptoms and Causes of Low Blood Pressure

Symptoms and Causes of Low Blood Pressure Understanding the symptoms and causes for extremely low blood pressure is important for knowing how to manage it. Your family physician and your pharmacist can play a helpful role in helping you with low blood pressure. Your blood pressure reading should be more than 120/80mmHg, but less than 140/90mmHg. When your blood pressure reading is less than 90/60mmHg, it is considered low blood pressure. Your local pharmacy should have a blood pressure monitor to check your blood pressure. If you visit ReNue Rx Frisco, our pharmacists can also suggest a reliable [...]

September 17, 2018|General Compounding|

Iron Supplements for Anemia

Iron Supplements for Anemia While there are many reasons for iron-deficient anemia, the two most common reasons are for those with increased iron needs and those with a decreased iron intake. Increased iron needs: • Those with a rapid growth rate in childhood • Those pregnant or breastfeeding • Major blood loss due to heavy menstruation or medical conditions Decreased iron intake: • Those with a diet low in iron sources • Those with low iron absorption • Those with increased medication that decreases iron absorption in the stomach What are the signs of iron-deficient anemia? • Tired, [...]

September 10, 2018|General Compounding|

Diabetes Management

Diabetes Management ReNue Rx pharmacists understand the many different types of insulin and how they work in your body. They can explain and help you understand your dosage for your best insulin management. Those with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes require knowledge of insulin, dosage, and proper nutrition. While those with diabetes require the care of an endocrinologist, the diabetes health care specialist, your ReNue pharmacist can also give you guidance. Each person is different, and with a variety of insulin and dosage regimens, it becomes a very personal plan. Once that plan is established with [...]

September 3, 2018|General Compounding|

Guidelines for Pediatric Suppositories

Guidelines for Pediatric Suppositories Medication can sometimes be difficult for children to take orally, especially if vomiting is part of the illness. Suppositories can be an easy way to administer medications to sick children, but there are some basic guidelines for using suppositories to make it easier for the child and for the one providing the suppository care. Make sure that the suppositories are stored in a cool space, such as the refrigerator, but do not freeze. If cutting them is required, they will be easier to cut if cold. If cutting is required, make sure to cut [...]

August 27, 2018|General Compounding|

Topical Pain Medication or Oral Pain Medication?

Topical Pain Medication or Oral Pain Medication? Pain is pain. When your pain requires medication, you want the product that will best soothe your discomfort. So do you want a topical pain medication or an oral pain medication? Our ReNue RX pharmacist can help you decide. Topical pain medication (usually a cream, gel, spray, or ointment) is often a great choice because there are fewer possible side effects with a topical medication. They are non-addictive and they are usually not absorbed systemically. With topical medications, you should not experience the first pass effect when the medication potency is [...]

August 20, 2018|General Compounding|

Does Vitamin D3 Reverse Sunburn?

Does Vitamin D3 Reverse Sunburn? Our pharmacists at ReNue RX know the many benefits of vitamin D and the fact that most people are deficient in it. We’ll review a few benefits and explore a new possible benefit of vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced when the body is exposed to sunlight. This can happen from moderate sun exposure of about five to ten minutes, two to three times weekly. Vitamin D can also be consumed in food or nutritional supplements. However, vitamin D also breaks down quickly and does not stay stored in the body, so it [...]

August 13, 2018|General Compounding|

Pediatric Cream Guidelines

Pediatric Cream Guidelines Pediatric creams are used for a variety of ailments in children. While diaper rash is a very common reason for using a cream, there have been recent innovations for cream medications to treat atopic dermatitis in babies and children. For atopic dermatitis, or eczema, topical steroid creams, when used appropriately, provide relief and healing in babies and children. Follow directions carefully, and consult with your ReNue RX pharmacist about any questions or concerns you might have about the steroid cream. Creams are also used for treatment itching as a result of head lice. Antibiotic creams [...]

August 6, 2018|General Compounding|

Compounded Pediatric Capsules and Liquids

Compounded Pediatric Capsules and Liquids Giving oral medication to children can be a challenge, however, it doesn’t always have to be. A compounding pharmacy can make medications into different easy to swallow products. What are pediatric oral medications? Two commonly compounded types of pediatric oral products are capsules and liquids. Even products that are not commercially available in these forms can be compounded into capsules or liquids, each with their own benefits. Capsules – capsules are made up of two solid shells that fit together. The medication is placed inside the capsule and then released as the shell [...]

July 23, 2018|General Compounding|

Neuropathic Pain Relief- Nerve Pain Modifiers

Neuropathic Pain Relief- Nerve Pain Modifiers Compounded nerve pain modifiers provide a personalized, tailored approach to treating nerve pain. What is nerve pain? Nerve pain results from damage to or overstimulation of the nervous system. It can present as pain, numbness, tingling, or burning sensation. Nerve pain can be caused by several things, including diabetes, shingles, stroke, trauma, or fibromyalgia and can be very debilitating if not treated appropriately. How do nerve pain modifiers work? Nerve pain is often treated by anticonvulsants, antidepressants, and/or topical pain agents that all work in different ways. Anticonvulsants such as gabapentin and [...]

July 16, 2018|General Compounding|

Effects of Compounded Corticosteroids

Effects of Compounded Corticosteroids Corticosteroids have been used for decades in a wide range of diseases, including auto-immune and inflammatory conditions. While they are very effective at treating certain diseases, corticosteroids come with their own sets of challenges and side effects. Because of these side effects, it is important to reduce the exposure as much as possible. Compounding is a great way to achieve this. What are compounded corticosteroids? Corticosteroids come in different strengths and different formulations, however, as with any product, there are only limited commercially available options. Therefore, compounded steroids offer a great alternative. Corticosteroids can [...]

July 10, 2018|General Compounding|

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs – NSAIDs

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs - NSAIDs Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs, are medications that effectively reduce inflammation and pain. Oral NSAIDs When taken orally, NSAIDs are rapidly absorbed in the gut. The drugs are metabolized in the liver and eliminated by the kidneys. Therefore, individuals with kidney or liver conditions may better tolerate a topical NSAID. NSAIDs are some of the most common pain relief medications and can be beneficial in reducing pain caused by a number of conditions including: Arthritis Tendonitis Muscle aches Bursitis Menstrual cramps Headache Toothache Back pain Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can also help [...]

July 7, 2018|General Compounding|

Dissolving Troches Compounding

Dissolving Troches Compounding Troches are medicated lozenges that can be compounded with different medications to dissolve in the mouth. They can be made into hard lozenges that are designed to be held in the mouth and allowed to melt slowly, or soft lozenges that can be chewed and swallowed. Since troches stay in the mouth for a period of time while they dissolve, they can be compounded with several flavors and colors to make them more appealing and appetizing. What conditions are troches used to treat? Troches enable the medication to stay in contact with the mouth for [...]

June 30, 2018|General Compounding|

Wound Care Compounding

Wound Care Compounding Good wound care is vital to proper healing. Custom compounded medications can help speed healing, reduce the risk of infection and avoid complications. Importance of good wound care Proper wound care is vital to efficient healing. An open wound is at risk for infection which can result in scarring, amputation or even death, if not properly managed. Regardless of whether the wound occurred as a result of surgery, traumatic injury, site pressure, tissue donation, burns or cancer, appropriate medication therapy is needed to ensure the best possible healing. The goal of quality wound care is [...]

June 23, 2018|General Compounding|

Compounded Opioids

Compounded Opioids Compounded opioids offer personalized pain control while reducing the side effects often associated with oral narcotic consumption. Oral opioids for pain management While oral narcotics are frequently prescribed for both chronic and acute pain, the risk of side effects and addiction make it difficult to safely and effectively manage these prescription pain medications. Numerous side effects are associated with oral narcotics, including: Nausea Constipation Drowsiness Cognitive changes Abuse and addiction are additional concerns associated with oral opioids and high rates of unintentional death due to overdose have also been recorded. Compounded transdermal pain medications For physicians [...]

June 16, 2018|General Compounding|

Dental Compounding Topical Anesthetics

Dental topical anesthetics can be used to make the dentist a more pleasant experience. Understanding your unique needs allows your local Frisco pharmacist to create the medication that will work best for you, so talk to your ReNue Rx pharmacist before your next dental appointment.

May 12, 2018|General Compounding|

Non-Staining Antibacterial Mouthwash

Some antibacterial mouthwashes may stain the teeth, but with compounding, your local Frisco compounding pharmacist can create a product that will meet all of your needs without staining. If you would like to learn more about antibacterial mouthwashes, talk to your ReNue Rx pharmacist today.

May 5, 2018|General Compounding|

Importance of Multivitamins

Importance of Multivitamins While multivitamins are widely used by US consumers, there are many types of multivitamin from which to choose. You may wonder why you should take multivitamins? Who needs them? Which ones are the best? Multivitamins are meant to provide the daily requirement of vitamins and minerals recommended for healthy and balanced nutritional needs. This can be an important daily support because most Americans have some nutritional deficits. Your ReNue RX pharmacist can give you guidance when it comes to choosing the multivitamin best for you. Your pharmacist will look at your profile including age, medications, [...]

March 10, 2018|General Compounding|

Best Way To Treat Sunburns

Best Way To Treat Sunburns All skin types can burn after too much sun exposure, although fair skin burns faster than others. While there are ways to treat sunburn pain and burned skin that does not remove any sun damage caused by the overexposure. Overexposure to the sun can cause red, dry, and painful skin. Red or pink skin, that feels warm to the touch, can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Pain can accompany the burn and make your skin hurt to be touched. Your ReNue RX pharmacist can advise you on how [...]

March 7, 2018|General Compounding|

Why Are Pharmacies Specifically Dedicated to Compounded Drugs?

Why Are Pharmacies Specifically Dedicated to Compounded Drugs? Before the days of mass drug manufacturing, nearly all medications were compounded. Pharmacists’ roles changed from preparing medications to being the dispenser of medications. Either way, a pharmacist’s role is crucial and their expertise in drugs, medications, and their interaction is essential for the consumer. With mass-producing medications, most prescription needs get met. However, there are some patients that do not do well with a mass-consumed drug. They may need a little tweak in the medication or a big change to make the medication work best for them. Today there [...]

March 3, 2018|General Compounding|

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|

Dental Compounding

Dental Compounding Going to the dentist can be an unpleasant experience and cause anxiety for some people, but with dental compounding, your dentist and pharmacist can work together to overcome these barriers. Compounding is a method of creating personalized medications for patients where separate ingredients are combined to create a formulation that is tailored to each individual. In dental compounding your pharmacist works with your dentist to customize a medication, including the strength and dosage form, to your specific needs. What is dental compounding? Dental compounding has become more popular in recent years because there are so many [...]

October 9, 2017|General Compounding|
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