Why Do We Need Compounding Pharmacies?
First let’s look at the definition of drug compounding, it is the process of combining, mixing, or altering ingredients to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient.
Here are a few reasons you might need a compounding pharmacy:
Sometimes pharmaceutical manufacturers discontinue certain products due to lack of demand but it’s likely there are still a few patients taking the medication when it is taken off the market. A compounding pharmacy can recreate it through compounding. They can do the same for medications in short supply.
In certain cases, people may be allergic to, sensitive to or intolerant of some of the non-active ingredients in commercially available medicine. Many people need to avoid lactose, certain dyes, gluten, casein and sugar, but those ingredients are found in many drugs–prescription and over the counter. A compounding pharmacist can create a formulation that omits the allergen but is just as effective as the original.
Making medicine more palatable
For children and pets, medication can be hard to take if they don’t like the taste. A compounding pharmacist can add flavors to make the medicine taste more enticing without affecting efficacy. In addition, the compounding pharmacist can also provide a different form such as creams and liquids. For instance, some people have trouble swallowing pills, and crushing the pill is often not an option. Depending on the type of medication, the pharmacist can put it into a liquid form. Also, if an oral medication has a harsh side effect, the pharmacist may be able to put it into a topical cream that bypasses the digestive system altogether.
Here at Red Carpet Pharmacy, we love to serve the community with quality compounding. No matter what the reason, we are readily able to help you feel better. Please call us with any questions or concerns at (770)-529-9277.
A healthy diet has been scientifically proven to provide numerous benefits, such as reducing your risk of several chronic diseases, keeping your body healthy and effectively reaching your weight loss goal. However, making major changes to your diet can sometimes seem very overwhelming. Instead of making big changes to your diet plan, it may be better to start with a few smaller ones. This article discusses a few small changes that can make a regular diet a little bit healthier.
Try at Least One New Healthy Recipe Per Week
Deciding what to have for dinner can be a constant cause of frustration, which is why many people tend to use the same recipes again and again.
Aim to try making a new healthy recipe at least once per week. This can change up your food and nutrient intakes and hopefully add new and healthy recipes to your routine.
Alternatively, try to make a healthier version of a favorite recipe.
Eat Your Greens First
A good way to ensure that you eat your greens is to eat them as a starter.
By doing so, you will most likely finish all of your greens while you are the hungriest and be apt to eat less of other, perhaps less healthy, components of the meal.
Furthermore, eating vegetables before a carb-rich meal has been shown to have beneficial effects on blood sugar levels. Greens also have more nutrition than other foods.
It slows down the speed at which carbs are absorbed into the bloodstream and may benefit both short- and long-term blood sugar control in people with diabetes.
Cook at Home More Often
Try to make a habit of cooking at home most nights, rather than eating out.
By cooking your food yourself, you’ll know exactly what is in it. You won’t have to wonder about any hidden unhealthy or high-calorie ingredients.
Cooking at home has been shown to reduce the risk of excessive weight gain, especially among children.
Drink Enough Water
Drinking enough water is important for your health.
Many studies have shown that drinking water may benefit weight loss, weight maintenance and even slightly increase the number of calories you burn daily.
Studies also show that drinking water before meals can reduce appetite and calorie intake during the subsequent meal in middle-aged and older adults.
That said, the most important thing is to drink water instead of other beverages. This may drastically reduce your sugar and calorie intake.
People who drink mostly water have been shown to consume 200 fewer calories per day, on average, than those who drink other beverages.
The pace at which you eat influences how much you eat, as well as how likely you are to gain weight.
Your appetite, how much you eat and how full you get is all controlled by hormones. These hormones signal your brain whether you’re hungry or full.
However, it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to receive these messages, so eating more slowly would give your brain the time it needs to perceive that you are full.
Studies have confirmed this, showing that eating slowly may reduce the number of calories you consume at meals and help you lose weight.
Therefore, simply by eating slower and chewing more often, you can reduce your risk of eating too much and gaining excess weight.