26 12, 2019

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion – Correct the Deficiency and Improve Your Life!

2019-12-26T16:38:49+00:00December 26th, 2019|

Common prescription and over-the-counter medications can deplete your body of vital nutrients which are essential to your health, and this drug-induced nutrient depletion (DIND) can be life-threatening. Nutrient depletion can lead to fatigue, anxiety, depression and insomnia. And even worse – widely-prescribed statins, which are used to reduce cholesterol, deplete coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), and lack of CoQ10 can weaken the heart and lead to left ventricular failure. To treat this problem, drugs known as beta-blockers are prescribed, which can cause more adverse effects. This is an example of how DIND is often not [...]

3 12, 2019

Intranasal Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression

2019-12-03T15:58:05+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

Multiple studies have shown that when used as a nasal spray, ketamine may help depressed patients who have not responded to conventional therapy. Ketamine is a medication that is most often used intravenously for anesthesia, and multiple studies have shown that a single intravenous infusion of ketamine produces a rapid antidepressant response. Intranasal medications avoid the inconvenience and discomfort of IV therapy. And, intranasal drug delivery offers many advantages: it provides a route to the brain that bypasses problems related to gastrointestinal absorption as well as drug metabolism prior to absorption, and intranasal [...]

25 10, 2019

Advantages of Topical Pain Therapy

2019-10-25T19:26:28+00:00October 25th, 2019|

There are a number of advantages of using topical pain creams/gels instead of oral pain relievers in tablet, capsule or liquid form: • Can be applied locally only on the area where pain relief is needed. • Fast onset of action. • Higher concentration of the analgesic in the pain area. • Low or no systemic drug levels means fewer or no side effects. • Absence of drug–drug interactions. • Ease of combining multiple medications into one formulation for synergistic benefits. • Improvement of compliance. • No risk of dependency or abuse. Combinations [...]

30 09, 2019

Testosterone Boosts Sexual Well-Being in Older Women

2019-11-14T16:00:36+00:00September 30th, 2019|

Postmenopausal women with low sexual desire or sexual dysfunction may benefit from testosterone therapy. There are no commercially available testosterone preparations specifically indicated for women in any country. This is how the compounding pharmacists at Peachtree Pharmacy can help! Read on… A group of researchers reviewed the medical literature between 1990 and 2018 and found 36 randomized controlled trials that included a total of 8480 postmenopausal women. The analysis showed that testosterone therapy increased several parameters of sexual function compared to placebo or other therapy, such as estrogen with or without a progestogen. [...]

23 08, 2019

Diabetes Epidemic in Children and Teens

2019-08-23T13:15:12+00:00August 23rd, 2019|

Type 2 diabetes is developing at an alarming rate among American children and teenagers. Type 2 diabetes was formerly known as “adult onset” diabetes because it typically occurred in adults over 45 years of age, primarily as a result of being obese or overweight, but also due to inactivity, low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides levels, or high blood pressure. In previous generations, almost all children, adolescents, or young adults diagnosed with diabetes had type 1 diabetes (formerly known as “insulin-dependent diabetes” or “juvenile onset diabetes”). In type 1 diabetes, the person is [...]

22 07, 2019

Low Dose Naltrexone for Chronic Pain? New Uses for an Old Drug

2019-07-22T19:54:11+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

Naltrexone is a medication that is traditionally used in a dose of 50 mg to help people who have stopped taking narcotics to stay drug-free, and alcoholics to stay alcohol-free. But over the past several years, PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, has posted many studies and case reports about the benefits of Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN), in doses of 4.5 mg or less, to treat chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, migraine headache, and interstitial cystitis.  LDN is an inexpensive drug with infrequent and mild [...]

22 06, 2019

Compounding for Palliative Care/Hospice

2019-07-22T19:52:12+00:00June 22nd, 2019|

Palliative care is treatment provided to patients who suffer from a chronic disease or terminal illness. Palliative care is intended to improve the patient’s quality of life, but not cure the disease. This treatment is best provided by a team of specialists that may include doctors, nurses, social workers, clergy, nutritionists and pharmacists.      It is important to customize treatment for each patient since diseases vary and each patient’s response to treatment varies. Palliative care aims to relieve and manage symptoms - such as nausea and vomiting, pain, dry mouth, mouth pain or inflammation, wound care, fatigue, loss of appetite, [...]

17 05, 2019

Men’s Health: Restoring Vitality

2019-07-22T19:55:03+00:00May 17th, 2019|

As men age, their testosterone levels slowly decline. When aging men have low levels of testosterone, the condition is often referred to as “andropause” because testosterone is included in a class of hormones known as androgens. Androgen deficiency is strongly associated with common medical conditions including metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerosis; as well as elevations in triglycerides (TGs), total cholesterol (TC), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Androgens may provide a protective effect against the development and/or progression of atherosclerosis in men, and studies show that appropriate therapy can help relieve or [...]

18 04, 2019

Do You Have Problems Taking Your Medications?

2019-07-22T19:55:29+00:00April 18th, 2019|

At our pharmacy, we have found that many people want to take their medicine as directed but don’t because they have trouble taking their prescriptions or they cause intolerable side effects.   Peachtree Pharmacy can help! Our compounding pharmacy prepares customized medications to help people to receive the medications they need and feel better faster. Here are some of the problems that interfere with therapy, and how our compounding pharmacist can help:  Gastrointestinal upset caused by oral medications: we can usually compound the needed medication into a transdermal gel or cream so that the medication [...]

21 03, 2019

Customized Hormone Therapy for Migraine Sufferers

2019-07-22T19:55:57+00:00March 21st, 2019|

Migraines are most common among women, but can be more difficult to treat in older women. It was discovered that women suffering from migraines were also more likely to have night sweats and hot flashes. According to a recent review of data from 67,903 participants in the Women’s Health Initiative study, hormone therapy may benefit migraine sufferers without concerns about an increased risk of heart disease. Hormone use has been on the decline since the WHI clinical trials were published in 2002, but new data shows that customized hormone therapy can be recommended [...]