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Constipation | Causes & Treatment

What you need to know about common causes of constipation, treatments and when to seek medical treatment. Just what you need to know for when you can't go.

September 10th, 2018|

Low Blood Pressure Management

Understand more about low blood pressure and what the benefits of management are in your overall health plan. Know the symptoms and causes of hypotension.

September 3rd, 2018|

Topical or Oral Medication?

How do you choose between a topical and an oral medication? Information to help understand the difference between the two and help you choose what's best for you.

August 27th, 2018|

Does Vitamin D3 Reverse Sunburn?

Does Vitamin D3 Reverse Sunburn? Sunburn damages skin and adds to your skin’s again process; even when you take precautions, sunburn can still happen. Maybe it is because you forgot to apply sunscreen; maybe you were in the exposed sun longer than expected, or maybe the sunscreen washed off from sweat or being in the water. Whatever the reason, sunburn can [...]

August 20th, 2018|

Administering Pediatric Creams

Administering Pediatric Creams Pediatric creams can be helpful for a variety of childhood ailments. Some ailments, such as diaper rash, have been treated with creams for generations, while other ailments are only recently being treated with pediatric creams. For diaper rash, the best treatment is to keep the baby’s diaper area as clean and dry as possible. Still, diaper rash can [...]

August 13th, 2018|

Usage for Pediatric Suppository

Usage for Pediatric Suppository Sometimes the best way to treat a pediatric ailment is with a suppository. Trying to get a child to swallow a medication when they are sick can sometimes be a very daunting task, and suppositories can often be a great way to avoid having a medication gets vomited back up. Whatever the suppositories are being used for, [...]

August 6th, 2018|

Compounded Corticosteroids to Treat Inflammation

Compounded Corticosteroids to Treat Inflammation Corticosteroids have been around for decades and are commonly used to treat inflammation in the skin and body. They are available both over-the-counter or with a prescription, depending on the route of administration and the strength being used. While very effective for treating certain conditions, corticosteroids can lead to several unwanted side effects, so if possible, [...]

July 23rd, 2018|

Compounded Capsules and Liquids for Children

Compounded Capsules and Liquids for Children It can be very difficult to get children to take oral medications, but compounding offers a tailored approach to creating products like capsules and liquids that are easier for children to take. What is compounding? Compounding is the art of combining both active and inactive ingredients into a single product. Unlike commercially available products, compounded [...]

July 16th, 2018|

Nerve Pain Modifier for Neuropathic Pain

Nerve Pain Modifier for Neuropathic Pain Neuropathic pain, also known as nerve pain, can be difficult to treat. Medication options vary greatly, and people respond to each of the medications differently, therefore treatment is not a one-sized-fits all approach. What is nerve pain? Nerve pain is shooting or burning pain that travels along the nerve. It is usually chronic and can [...]

July 10th, 2018|

Dissolving Troches

Dissolving Troches Commercial medications come in a select number of options and most commonly are only available as pills or liquids. Compounding allows your pharmacist to work with you and your doctor to create different types of products that are tailored to your individual needs. Troches are commonly compounded to help address challenges with swallowing, need for rapid administration, and avoiding [...]

July 7th, 2018|

Wound Care

Wound Care The skin acts as a natural barrier to protect the body from outside irritants, dirt, and bacteria. When the skin is compromised, several complications can occur. That is why wound care is extremely important. It can promote both healthy and rapid healing, while improper care can lead to infections, scaring, and in extreme cases, other complications, such as limb [...]

June 30th, 2018|

Compounded Opioids

Compounded Opioids Opioids are a common treatment for severe and/or chronic pain. They offer fast and reliable pain relief, however, they also come with a lot of unwanted side effects. Opioids are highly addictive, slow down the digestive system, leading to opioid-induced constipation, and also impair users, making it difficult to use while doing daily activities. Since they are so effective [...]

June 23rd, 2018|

Compounded NSAIDs

Compounded NSAIDs Oral NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are commonly used as over-the-counter and prescription medications. They provide rapid, effective pain relief, however, they also come with their own challenges. Because of these challenges, many people have turned to compounding as a way to get the benefits without all of the unwanted side effects. What are the challenges associated with NSAIDs? Oral [...]

June 16th, 2018|

Compounded Ointments and Gels

Compounded Ointments and Gels Medications come in different strengths and formulations. Some conditions require systemic treatment where the drug goes directly into the body through a pill, liquid, or injection, while others can be delivered topically. Ointments and gels are two common topical formulations that are applied directly to the skin. One of the biggest challenges with topical medications is that only [...]

June 9th, 2018|

Compounded Foams and Sprays

Compounded Foams and Sprays Topical foams and sprays can be a great alternative to the traditional oral formulation, and in some cases, may actually be a better option. The body absorbs active ingredients in topical medications, like foams and sprays, through the skin. Sprays can be delivered to the nose or mouth where they are absorbed through the mucosal lining. These [...]

June 2nd, 2018|

Compounded Creams

Compounded Creams Topical formulations are easy to use and an effective method for delivering medication. They are absorbed directly through the skin and avoid normal digestion. Since the medicine is not circulated through the body, it avoids side effects, like stomach upset, that is sometimes seen with oral medications. Compounded creams are one of the most common topical medication types used. [...]

May 26th, 2018|

Compounded Shampoos

Compounded Shampoos  Compounded medicated shampoos can be created to offer tailored treatment approaches to hair and scalp conditions. Compounding is a method of combining active and inactive ingredients to create specialized treatment options, including products for people with allergies or sensitivities. Compounded medicated shampoos can be used to treat common scalp and hair conditions, including dandruff and hair loss. Dandruff affects [...]

May 19th, 2018|

Lollipops and Freezer Pops

Medicated lollipops and freezer pops are great ways to treat oral thrush, sore throats, and other dental problems. Speak with your local Dallas pharmacist if you are interested in learning more about compounded lollipops and freezer pops and how your medications can be made into a convenient formulation.

May 12th, 2018|

Lip Balms for Viral Lesions

Compounded medicated lip balms offer personalized treatment for viral lesions. If you suffer from cold sores and would like to learn more about how compounded lip balms can help you, speak with your local Dallas pharmacist.

May 5th, 2018|

Dental Topical Anesthetics

Dental Topical Anesthetics Going to the dentist causes anxiety for a lot of people. Even if you don’t mind a routine tooth cleaning, getting a shot or dental work may deter people from having regular checkups. However, a compounding pharmacy can help address these challenges. Dentists and orthodontists can work with your compounding pharmacist to create a tailored topical anesthetic to [...]

April 28th, 2018|

Non-Staining Antibacterial Mouthwash

Non-staining antibacterial mouthwashes treat and prevent oral diseases caused by bacteria. If you would like to learn more about compounded non-staining antibacterial mouthwashes, talk our local Dallas pharmacist.

April 21st, 2018|

What Are Compounded Drugs?

What Are Compounded Drugs? A pharmaceutical compound is made by a licensed pharmacist at Renue Rx Plaza Pharmacy to produce a unique medication required for the specific needs of a patient. This is a new preparation of a prescription drug mixed with other pharmaceuticals or mixtures to produce a product that suits a patient’s particular and unique needs. The specific definition [...]

April 14th, 2018|

Importance of Multivitamins

Importance of Multivitamins Multivitamins are not to be taken instead of following a healthy diet, however, a good multivitamin can help to make up for vitamin and mineral deficits that all of us have. And while they may be a boost for your daily nutritional status, multivitamins do not prevent illness. They can also be overused. Multivitamins are meant to provide [...]

April 7th, 2018|

Sunburn Treatments

Sunburn Treatments Your Renue Rx Plaza pharmacists can offer you suggestions for best treating sunburn and its symptoms of red painful skin, dry skin, and peeling skin. Plaza pharmacists can also suggest the best sunscreen for your particular skin type. All sunscreens should be used daily throughout the year. They should be at least a 30 SPF (sun protection factor) and should [...]

March 31st, 2018|