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Compared to oral medications, advantages of topical pain therapy include being able to apply the medication directly to the problem area to provide a higher amount of drug where it is needed and faster onset of action. Lower systemic drug levels mean fewer side effects and drug interactions, and a substantially reduced risk of dependency or abuse. Our compounding pharmacist can combine multiple medications into one preparation for synergistic benefits.

Contact our pharmacy today to see how we can work with you and your doctor to help manage your pain. [05/20/17] After a brief time of determining the legality of Industrial hemp derivatives in North Carolina, we are once again carrying Charlotte's Web products. We will answer your questions and plan on having a seminar soon. [01/25/17] Interfaith Assistance Ministry needs canned soup! We will make sure it is delivered to IAM on February 5th. [12/17/16] We carry CBD oil products at Shelton Pharmacy. If you have questions, call or visit to speak with one of our pharmacists.

[11/22/16] Relief for Severe Joint Pain Frequently, pain is inadequately treated, resulting in needless suffering, inability to enjoy activities, and lost productivity. A report from the Centers for Disease Control states that recently there were 14.6 million people in the U.S. The problem it likely to get worse, since joint pain is often linked to arthritis, which is on the rise. Our compounding pharmacists work together with patients and their other health care providers to customize medications that relieve pain when patients have not responded to other treatments. Ask us for more information about transdermal gels which have been shown to cause fewer side effects than oral anti-inflammatories. While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, the “flu” is most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity usually begins to increase in October, peaks between December and March, and can last as late as May. For the 2016-2017 season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends use of the flu shot but not the nasal spray flu vaccine. Also, make sure you are stocked up on professional quality supplements that can help to boost your immune system like Vitamin D and probiotics, and don’t forget Vitamin C. [10/04/16] Novel Compounded Analgesic Cream for Chronic Pain. Complex regional pain syndrome, formerly called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, is an uncommon form of chronic pain that can affect anyone over the age of 5 but most commonly occurs in women ages 61-70. CRPS usually affects an arm or a leg and typically develops after an injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack, but the pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. It can lead to changes in skin texture or abnormal sweating. Early treatment can lead to improvement and even remission. A recent study found a compounded analgesic cream demonstrated this topical combination may be a useful treatment in multimodal therapy, with the potential to resolve pain/symptoms in early CRPS patients. Ask our compounding pharmacist for more information. Do you or someone you know have difficulty or discomfort in swallowing? The medical term is dysphagia, and it is a problem for many people, especially stroke victims, the elderly and people with advanced dementia. Difficulty with swallowing oral medications increases the risk of aspiration (breathing in a foreign object or sucking food or medication into the airway) which can lead to pneumonia. These are some of the reasons why alternative routes of administration, including transdermal or rectal, can be very helpful. Many medications can be compounded as transdermal preparations to be applied topically and absorbed through the skin, to treat pain and inflammation, spasms, and nausea/vomiting. Our compounding pharmacist works together with physicians, patients and their families to compound the most appropriate medication, strength and dosage form for each patient. [07/26/16] Chronic Pain, Fatigue, Memory and Weight Problems? Fibromyalgia, a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, affects 3-6 million Americans.

Many of these patients not only have chronic pain but also other symptoms like fatigue, memory difficulties, sleep disturbances, and weight gain. Integrative treatment, including diet changes, nutritional therapies, hormonal therapies, and pain control gels can help those suffering from fibromyalgia. Our compounding pharmacists will work with your doctor or other healthcare practitioners to provide the best therapies for your individual needs such, including customized hormone or topical pain therapy. Roughly half of the 2 billion prescriptions filled each year in America are not taken correctly and as many as 22 percent of all prescriptions filled are not picked up from the pharmacy. Approximately 125,000 deaths per year in the United States can be attributed to medication non‐adherence, according to the National Pharmaceutical Council. Our compounding pharmacy can make it easier for you to take your medicine by providing personalized medications. Our professionals can prepare unique dosage forms, medications free of problem-causing additives, combinations of compatible medications as a single dosage form, and much more.Call or stop by the pharmacy to learn more about how compounded medications may help you and your family. [06/24/16] Supplements and Drug Interactions More seniors than ever are taking supplements alongside their medications, a practice that puts them at risk for dangerous drug interactions, researchers report. "Alongside the growing use of multiple medications, there is also a hidden, and increasing, risk of potentially deadly drug interactions in older adults… A medication or supplement may be safe and beneficial when you use it alone, but when you mix it with other medications or supplements, it can be very dangerous," said Dr.

Dima Qato, an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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