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Archive for March, 2014

Fight Melasma with Tri-Luma Cream

Published on March 26th, 2014

Tri-Luma Cream Many people, especially women who are pregnant or using hormone replacement therapy, have noticed dark spots on their cheeks, noses, lips, and foreheads. This condition, known as melasma, is thought to be the stimulation of melanocytes by estrogen or progesterone. Fortunately, melasma can be easily treated using a simple topical application known as Tri-Luma Cream.

Using Tri-Luma Cream, melasma can be a thing of the past in about eight weeks. This unique triple-combination topical skin therapy is easy to use and extremely effective. It is generally prescribed for moderate to severe cases of melasma. If your doctor has recommended Tri-Luma Cream for you, filling your prescription is as easy as visiting your local compounding pharmacy.

Although standard Tri-Luma Cream can be obtained in its mass-produced form, a compounding pharmacy can create a topical application that is specially formulated just for you. Here at Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy, we can prepare a topical cream that is precisely formulated to meet your specific needs. This ensures that you can get the best treatment possible for your melasma, rather than a one-size-fits-all treatment.

Tri-Luma Cream is comprised of three compounds designed to “bleach” the pigment out of the dark spots caused by melasma. The active ingredients include hydroquinone, retinoic acid, and triamcinolone or hydrocortisone. The percentage of hydroquinone can range from two percent all the way up to twelve percent, depending on your individual needs. That’s one of the many advantages of using a compounded pharmacy: you get prescription medications with dosages specific to your needs, in this case the amount of hyperpigmentation and your particular skin tone.

Tri-Luma Cream has been on a manufacturing delay. Luckily, Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy has you covered. We produce this much-needed dermatological cream right here at our West Los Angeles facility. If you are in need of this skin treatment, look no further. Fusion Rx is the only place you need to go.

Finding Anal Fissure Relief

Published on March 17th, 2014

Anal fissures can be an uncomfortable and embarrassing condition. This tearing of the lining of the anus, the tail end of the colon, is usually caused by constipation or chronic diarrhea. Anal fissures can be especially painful while having a bowel movement. Fortunately, this condition usually resolves itself and does not lead to more serious problems. Healing can be made even more rapid and comfortable with the use of special creams or ointments, particularly those available from a compounding pharmacy.

Ointments for Anal Fissures

Compounded ointments have been tremendously successful as a fissure healing cream. It is a dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker that can reduce high blood pressure. Although this compounded drug is typically used to treat certain heart conditions, it has been shown to be quite effective against anal fissures. When used as a topical application, available from a compounding pharmacy, a compounded ointment can provide the relief you want now.

Anal Fissure Relief

Another calcium channel compounded drug blocker is commonly used for anal fissure relief. It can be taken either orally or topically, with increased effectiveness in a topical application. Some compounded drugs have short-term success rates.

Compounded Cream for Anal Fissures

Nitroglycerin for Anal Fissures Like the calcium blockers mentioned above, a compounded cream is primarily used as a heart treatment. When applied topically to anal fissures, it reduces the pressure of the anal muscles and allows the fissures to heal more comfortably. The topical application of this drug should be performed using a rubber glove, as all three can be absorbed easily through the skin of your fingers.

For the greatest relief, topical applications can be found here at Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy. We can produce an anal fissure cream that is easy to apply and relieves the pressure inside your anus.

Hydrocortisone Can Provide Adrenal Fatigue Relief

Published on March 10th, 2014

Your adrenal glands produce important hormones that help regulate your body’s natural systems. They sit on top of the kidneys, where they provide your body with adrenaline, cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, aldosterone, estrogen, and testosterone. In some cases, the adrenal glands may become under active, leading to a condition known as adrenal fatigue. This syndrome can lead to a number of conditions.

  • Fatigue
  • Achiness
  • Recurrent Infections
  • Poor Stress Response
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Difficulty Recovering from Infections

Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, can lead to a whole range of symptoms. Nervousness, dizziness, irritability, and fatigue can all present when your blood sugar is low. Dietary changes are often recommended to help control these symptoms.

Compounded Hydrocortisone

Hydrocortisone is often prescribed to help patients control their adrenal fatigue. This medication can provide low doses of adrenaline, easing the adrenal insufficiency in many people. Even better, however, is the hydrocortisone provided by a compounding pharmacy.

The hydrocortisone that is mass produced is sold at your average pharmacy. A compounding pharmacy however can prepare a compounded drug to better treat the problem. The reason for this is that these special preparations are time released, providing your body with a steady stream of the hormones it needs to regulate blood sugar and other functions. It is an immediate way to give your body the support that your adrenal glands are no longer able to give.

Other Adrenal Fatigue Treatments

In addition to compounded hydrocortisone, there are several foods and supplements you can take to help your adrenal glands heal. Foods that contain vitamin C, pantothenic acid (a B vitamin), licorice, and chromium all support the healing of your adrenal glands. If you are currently suffering from adrenal fatigue, ask your doctor about the best treatment options for you.

Trouble Sleeping? Try All Natural Progesterone

Published on March 4th, 2014

It is a lesser known fact that as women enter their 40s, getting a full night’s sleep becomes increasingly difficult. Long nights of tossing and turning, difficulty falling asleep, and waking frequently throughout the night become more and more commonplace during this time in a woman’s life. This is because even during the perimenopausal phase – which can begin 10 years before the onset of menopause – levels of progesterone can plummet.

Progesterone is a hormone that is vital to regulating sleep patterns. Woman struggling with sleeplessness may benefit from hormone replacement therapy using all natural, bioidentical progesterone. Bioidentical hormones can be used to replace falling levels of your body’s own hormones, providing the same great benefits that often get taken for granted when hormone levels are optimal.

Bioidentical progesterone behaves just like the hormones produced in your body. Most patients who begin using progesterone report a dramatic improvement when it comes to restful sleep. In fact, some women report noticeable progress after just a few treatments. This is because progesterone makes it easier for your body to enter the deep REM sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed when you wake in the morning.

There are many mass produced hormones on the market today. However, the advantage of bioidentical hormones is that they are derived from all natural materials, in this case soy bean plants. Bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to the hormones produced by the body, increasing the benefits and reducing the risks associated with these kinds of treatments.

Only compounding pharmacies produce bioidentical hormones, as opposed to the mass produced synthetic versions available at regular pharmacies. Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy proudly produces bioidentical progesterone to help alleviate the symptoms of perimenopause, menopause, and hysterectomy. Hormones are available in a variety of applications, although oral progesterone is the most popular form.

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