Published on August 26th, 2014
Although we carry some of the best migraine treatments in West Los Angeles here at Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy, we still think it is important for every patient who suffers from this condition to have as much information as possible. In that mission, we have decided to provide some basic migraine statistics, as well as tips to recognize the onset of a migraine before your experience the actual pain and sensitivity.
For starters, all you migraine sufferers out there should know that you are hardly alone. In fact, approximately 12 percent of people in the United States have some form of migraine disorder. When it comes to women, the number is even higher; about one in three women will experience at least one migraine in her lifetime. If you have ever had a migraine, then you know that the condition is marked by a throbbing headache on one side of your cranium, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and hypersensitivity to light and noise, among other things. What you may not be aware of are the signs and symptoms that can predict a migraine long before it actually occurs.
During the hours and days before the onset of a migraine – a period known as the premonitory phase – there are several predictive symptoms that you can look out for. Chief among these are fatigue and neck discomfort, but you may also experience:
- Increased Urination
- Trouble Concentrating
About a quarter of people also experience something known as the aura, a blind spot or spinning wheel of light that obscures the vision.
Managing your condition can sometimes come down to recognizing signs of onset and avoiding anything that you may notice is triggering your condition. Of course, we also offer a variety of helpful treatments for one a migraine does set in.
Published on May 21st, 2014
If you are among the approximately 28 million Americans who live with migraines, you know that finding the right treatment for this debilitating condition can be a trying process. Here at Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy, we are proud to be able to offer our West LA customers a wide variety of options when it comes to migraine medications.
Because migraines often strike you when you need to be at your best, stopping them in their early stages is crucial. Otherwise, you may need to lock yourself in a dark room, keeping you from being an active participant in your own life. When your symptoms begin, applying a compounded topical cream to the back of the neck at the hairline can relieve the pain. The process is known as Topical Regional Neuro-Affective (TRNA) Therapy, which succeeds where some migraine medications fail. This is because this delivery method avoids systemic and cerebral blood (these drugs can have adverse side effects when circulated in the blood).
This unique compounded drug is successful mostly due to its secondary active ingredient: ketamine. In small doses, ketamine is an extremely effective topical analgesic. Doctors routinely use this drug for inducing anesthesia, especially in patients who have asthma or are at risk of hypotension. Like similar products, the main ingredient in our componded formula is sumatriptan. Triptans are a group of migraine drugs that work by constricting the serotonin receptors in cranial blood vessels, a major cause of migraines.
Published on May 12th, 2014
Transdermal migraine medications represent a revolutionary path forward in migraine relief. In addition to medications, such as MigraDerm topical migraine cream – Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy is excited to offer our customers with its very own compounded prescription to treat migraine symptoms.
The main ingredient in these compounded prescriptions is sumatriptan, which works by reducing the vascular inflammation associated with migraines. During these intense headaches, the veins and arteries in the cranium become dilated. Sumatriptan works by reversing this effect. It has also been shown to reduce activity in the trigeminal nerve – which is responsible for sensations in the face and movement of the jaw – making it highly effective for treating cluster headaches.
Our compounded topical regional neuro-affective (TRNA) therapy – the drug’s method of delivery – also allows for quicker absorption of the active ingredient.
If you have tried other migraine relief products and found them lacking, contact us to inquire about our strategy to develop a compounded medicine catered to your symptoms. To get your own custom dosage of from our compounding pharmacy in West Los Angeles, contact us today.
Published on May 5th, 2014
Here at Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy, we are pleased to announce that we are now offering customized transdermal migraine headache medications. This topical migraine treatment is a revolutionary leap forward in the quest for migraine relief. It is a new application for one of the most effective migraine medications in use today: triptan.
The main active ingredient is sumatriptan, which is a part of a group of migraine medications that have been in use for more than a decade. This special group of drugs essentially stops the migraine process in midstride, reversing the neurological process that triggers symptoms. However, it can be difficult to find an effective delivery system for sumatriptan. This is because nausea is one of the main symptoms of migraines.
When it comes to migraine therapy, sumatriptan is extremely valuable. In order to get this medication in your system, we can make a compounded drug for topical regional neuro-affective (TRNA) therapy. This solution is applied to the back of the neck at the hairline, where it absorbs into the skin and provides migraine headache relief.
This compounded formula has other advantages over oral triptan medications. Unlike oral medications, our compounded prescription has not been found to cause rapid heartbeat, a frequent complaint among those who take oral medication. In addition, the topical application can go to work fast without relying on cerebral blood flow for delivery.
At Fusion Rx Compounding Pharmacy, we can make a custom preparation just for you. This compounded formula is not found in regular pharmacies, so contacting our West Los Angeles store is the only way to get it. Contact our compounding pharmacy today.