Drug Shortages – We Can Help

     When medications are on back order or discontinued for reasons unrelated to safety, our pharmacy can often obtain the active ingredient as a pure chemical and compound the needed preparation. Compounding enables us to remove problematic excipients such as dyes, sugar and lactose; and to customize the dose or concentration of a medication. We can compound medications as dosage forms that are not commercially available, such as lollipops or transdermal gels, to make it easier for people to take their medications and help reduce side effects. When you need a medication [...]

storey2022-12-01T18:40:47+00:00December 1st, 2022|

Cracked Dry Skin on the Feet and Heels

Dry skin on the feet and cracked heels characterized by fissures (deep cracks) or hyperkeratosis (thickened areas of dry skin) can have various causes. Fungal infections are commonly associated with heel fissures, and the dry, cracked skin is often a chronic condition and quite difficult to treat. Athlete’s foot can present as dry cracked skin on the sole of the foot (moccasin tinea pedis), and this type of fungal infection is typically resistant to topical therapy when used as solo therapy, because the scale on the sole of the foot impedes or limits [...]

storey2022-11-03T16:36:11+00:00November 3rd, 2022|

Breast Cancer Awareness and the Gut Microbiome

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Early detection of breast cancer often improves the outcome of treatment. Therefore, if you are a woman over the age of 40 or have had a mother or sister diagnosed with breast cancer, you may be at a greater risk of developing breast cancer. Make sure you and the women you know perform self-exams each month, report any unusual bumps or changes in size of the breast, and are regularly screened for breast cancer. Ask our pharmacist how various types of hormones may affect your risk [...]

storey2022-10-05T14:55:37+00:00October 5th, 2022|

Learning to Deal with Stress

Stress is a normal part of life, however ongoing worry and fear for long periods of time can negatively impact one’s mental and even physical health. Understanding the types of stress and determining a healthy way to deal with stress is key to maintaining a healthy balance. When a person is stressed, they can experience feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, and overwhelm that can cause physical pain, emotional distress, or cause extreme behaviors. The main types of stress are acute, episodic acute, and chronic. Acute stress is caused by an unexpected event, such [...]

storey2022-09-06T14:54:42+00:00September 6th, 2022|

Our Pharmacists are Key to Back-to-School Planning

As your families prepare to go back to school, you visit the pediatrician, dentist, and other providers, but you may overlook the value our pharmacist can offer. Peachtree Pharmacy can help parents and children maintain their health as well as overcome sickness throughout the upcoming school year. In the weeks leading up to the new school year, include our compounding pharmacy in the planning. Here are some innovative ideas for how we can help!   If your child needs to transport daily medication to school. Our pharmacist can provide options to make dosing easier [...]

storey2022-08-03T15:39:28+00:00August 3rd, 2022|

Relief for Neuropathic Pain due to Shingles or Diabetes

Relief for Neuropathic Pain due to Shingles or Diabetes     Neuropathic pain is a common condition. Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to peripheral nerves from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes or exposure to toxins. One of the most common causes is diabetes mellitus. It often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in the hands and feet but it can also affect other areas of your body. People with peripheral neuropathy generally describe the pain as stabbing, burning or tingling.      Another problem that can progress to chronic neuropathic pain [...]

storey2022-07-05T18:14:13+00:00July 5th, 2022|

Effective Treatment for Chronic Pain – Dispelling the Myths

Pain is among the most common reasons Americans use the health care system and the leading cause of disability. Chronic pain (pain that lasts more than six months) can be caused by a variety of injuries and diseases, including nerve damage and cancer, and most commonly affects the lower back and legs. Chronic pain may be intermittent or continuous, and it prevents many people from working, eating properly, participating in physical activity or enjoying life. Left untreated or under treated, chronic pain may cause significant physical and emotional disability.  Cancer is a major [...]

storey2022-06-03T19:35:29+00:00June 3rd, 2022|

Depression – When Treatment isn’t Working

Depressive disorders have symptoms that vary from person to person. Depression is often paired with other issues, and can lead to severe disability. In spite of decades of research on the causes of depression and the wide variety of treatments available, some people only respond partially or become resistant to treatment. Recent scientific evidence has been pointing out the essential role of biological systems, in particular glutamatergic neurotransmission, which can be inhibited by the medication ketamine.  Ketamine is approved by the FDA to be used as an anesthetic; however, recent reports have shown [...]

storey2022-05-05T20:56:17+00:00May 5th, 2022|

Compounding for Complications of Diabetes

According to the CDC, 34.2 million Americans, approximately 1 in 10, have diabetes. Approximately 1 in 3 have prediabetes. Individuals with diabetes require lifestyle changes as well as regular management of their health. Diabetes affects everyone differently and compounding can help individualize management solutions and make treatment adjustments as needed. Multiple types of diabetes exist and being that it is a chronic condition, individuals are more prone to ancillary illnesses and health complications. Diabetes lowers or blocks the body’s ability to produce insulin. Insulin resistance is what causes several health complications associated with [...]

storey2022-04-08T15:32:57+00:00April 8th, 2022|

Customized Dermatologic Preparations

Peachtree Pharmacy can prepare customized dermatologic preparations that can improve therapeutic outcomes, have minimal side effects, and save you time and money. Preparations are compounded as prescribed by your dermatologist or family doctor to contain the needed medications in the best base or dosage form (gels, creams, ointments, lip balms, powders, sprays, etc.) to most efficiently deliver the needed drug to the affected area.  To create customized dermatologics, we work together with practitioners and their patients to provide innovative solutions to challenging medical problems. Commercial products are limited, and sometimes unavailable, and often [...]

storey2022-02-25T21:55:39+00:00February 25th, 2022|
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