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Comments Off on The Benefit of Compounded Medication
To Compound or not to Compound
We can prepare medicines in a variety of dosage forms and flavours. With instructions from the physician, we can easily alter the strength of medications to make it more convenient for patients, thereby improving medication compliance. We bring our skills, knowledge and experience to improve therapeutic outcome.
Benefits of compounded medications includes:
• Avoidance of dyes, preservative, fillers
• Palatable liquid medications
• Administrable dosage forms
• Avoidance of side effects
• Dose, dosage form, or medication not commercially available
• Combination or sustained release therapy to improve compliance
• Cost effective therapy
As you can see, compounding means that you are no longer limited in the choice of treatment. At West Lindfield Pharmacy we work with you and your physician to create medications that suit you best.
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Did you know that adults have about 10,000 taste buds, and children have even more?
Flavouring is designed to meet each individual preference. A choice from a variety of different flavours can help to increase the palatability of your medication.
We currently have the following flavours:
- Cherry Brandy
- Choc Mint
- Creme De Cafe
- Cream De Menthe
- Lemon Lime
- Orange Brandy
- Pralines & Cream
- Tutti Frutti
- Vanilla Butternut
Comments Off on Understanding Your Body
In order to understand what happens to a woman’s body as she ages, it is necessary to review the normal menstrual cycle. The purpose of the menstrual cycle is to prepare a woman for pregnancy through the following hormonal steps:
The pituitary gland near the brain releases a chemical called follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). FSH causes an egg to mature in the ovary and signals the production of estrogen.
• Estrogen stimulates the lining the uterus to thicken, creating an acceptable environment for a potential fertilised egg.
• The pituitary gland releases another chemical called luteinizing hormone (LH). LH causes the egg to be released from the ovary and travel to the uterus (in anticipation of being fertilized).
• Meanwhile, the part of the ovary from which the egg was released (the corpus luteum) begins to produce progesterone.
• Progesterone continues to stabilise the lining of the uterus and readies it for implantation of a fertilised egg.
• If the egg is not fertilised, it will not implant and progesterone is no longer produced. Without progesterone, the lining of the thickened uterus begins to shed and leads to menses. Thus, one cycle ends and another begins.
Menstrual cycles change vastly over a woman’s life because of varying estrogen and progesterone production. Menopausal women reach a point where estrogen levels are so low that the uterine lining is not thick enough to shed. This is why periods no longer occur.