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Applications of Compounded Tetracaine in Oral Medicine

Tetracaine, previously referred to as amethocaine, is a potent local topical anesthetic of the ester class. Tetracaine acts by reversibly interrupting impulse conduction in peripheral nerves fibres and inhibiting depolarization by stabilizing excitable cell membranes by blocking sodium channels. ¹ It has been in use for a variety of purposes...

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HRT Cream - A new base to deliver your hormone therapy

Xenex Labs is introducing its proprietary HRT Cream that is formulated to provide a stable and effective vehicle for bioidentical hormones topically. This base is paraben-free, made without dyes nor fragrances, it is non-occlusive, and non-greasy and these properties allow the base to be versatile - it can be used...

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Compounding Capsules 101

  Compounding pharmacists are constantly faced with the challenge of finding ways to assist patients with their special drug requirements while ensuring the medications’ safe and effective use. And while there are many different ways to administer medications to patients, oral capsules have established an incredibly important role in drug delivery. Capsules are a form...

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Compounding Insight: Pain Management with Transdermal NSAIDs

  The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage”.¹ The sensation of pain alerts us that there is something (actually or potentially) wrong and there are generally thought to be...

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Compounding Insight: Tadalafil as a compounded prescription

Tadalafil belongs to a class of drugs called phosphodesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors which originally were designed to treat cardiovascular diseases. With the ground-breaking discovery of sildenafil (also in the same class of drugs as tadalafil) as a treatment for erectile disfunction in 1998, more and more options for treatment arose and...

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