Monday, September 28, 2015

What Is A Compounding Pharmacy And Why They Are Unique

by Patrick Thompson

Everyone is unique. "One size fits all" doesn't work well in so many instances. Medications are no exception. Since our size varies greatly, the amount of medication needed for a 100 pound women would not be identical to a 300 pound man. Our body's reactions and sensitivities to medicines are not the same either. These differences have led many to seek help from compounding pharmacies, where prescriptions are individually customized for each person.

Dosage, form and precise mixtures are decided by a licensed pharmacist according to a doctor's or naturopath's tests and findings and also based on what the patient is presently taking. Factors such as age, existing health problems and difficulty in taking medications are taken in consideration.

For example, compounding pharmacies can make smaller, safer doses for pediatrics. This eliminates crushing or cutting pills with varying results. If your child is balking at taking that "icky" tasting medicine, how about a pleasantly flavored one like bubblegum or chocolate? No worries that they will chug down the whole thing because with these specially formulated meds comes child-proof packaging. Many people have difficulty swallowing pills. At a "Uniquely Yours" Pharmacy you may be able to get your prescription formulated as a liquid. Some medicines deplete nutrients. These nutrients may be added to your medication making it safer. You will have less pills to take if two medications can be combined in one capsule.

Your cat or dog may not want to swallow what your veterinarian has prescribed.You sneak the pills into their food. They eat around the food or throw it up. Put the pill down their throat and risk being bit. Yes, there are compounding pharmacies to benefit both you and your pet. What cat wouldn't enjoy a fishy smelling medication?Some medicines provided by compounding pharmacies are not commercially available. If you prefer a more natural approach, you may appreciate ingredients derived from plants rather than chemicals.

Some women have benefited from Bio-identical Hormones provided by some compounding pharmacies. This therapy can be administered in appropriate amounts with pills, patches, gels or suppositories to help promote hormonal balance in women with menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats and sleep disorders. Men also have taken advantage of some of the specialty medications that are available at compounding pharmacies for such health issues such as erectile dysfunction, low sex drive, and fungal infections.

Commercial medicines may use dyes, lactose, corn, soy or sugar and other ingredients that can cause an allergic reaction in some patients. You won't find these nonessential fillers or colors at compounding pharmacies since they are made "on the spot."Pain management for such problems as arthritis, migraines and fibromyalgia may be helped by going to a compounding pharmacy. Some pain killers that are used for these problems have extensive warnings about side effects like stomach irritation, ulcers or potential heart problems. A compounding pharmacy may be able to administer a like dose with topical application on the site of the pain or use a nasal spray or suppository.Compounding pharmacies are becoming a way to further individualize care of patients.

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Any Eye Color Clearly Natural With Color Contacts Canada

by Steven Hutt

Soft, disposable color contacts canada will enhance your appearance by giving you a clear and bright eye color that compliments your style. If you have dark hair and pale brown eyes, you can darken your eyes to look more intense and harmonious. With light hair and a pale complexion, you can also intensify blue, green or hazel eyes to enhance your appearance and make your eyes your best feature.

Color contact lenses can be corrective prescriptive lenses, but they can also be worn simply for cosmetic purposes with no prescription. The center of the contact is clear where the pupil is, and the iris which is the area around the pupil is tinted. Some are even hand painted to use several colors that add depth, so they are almost indistinguishable from natural color.

Color contacts can also be used to completely change the color of your eyes. Whether you have light eyes or dark eyes you can change them with opaque or color blend contacts. This is a great opportunity if you have changed the color of your hair. For example, if you have gone auburn or blond, it may be a good idea to change your eyes to blue or green. This is possible no matter what color your eyes are.

Enhance contacts have a small amount of tint and are used to enhance the color for light eyes. Opaque lenses have three times the color tint in order to change a brown eye to sky blue.

Maybe you feel the natural color of your eyes is too pale and does not add to your appearance. You can get the exact contact to match your eyes that will brighten the natural color and completely change the way you look without looking artificial.

Some people like to change the color of their eyes as often as they change their outfit. They wear green eye contacts with a green outfit during the day and brown eye contacts for the evening. Blue eyes if they are going to the beach and yellow eyes if they are going to a Halloween party.

There are many varieties of color contacts for Halloween and costume parties including evil looking cat's eyes, pure white blind eyes, black-out pupils, vampire, banshee and zombie eyes. All of these styles come in several different colors. If you want to go on the comical side try smiley face eyes, daisies, stars, shamrocks and other ridiculous, eye-catching designs. If you don't usually wear contacts, it is important to have a contact lens fitting from an eye care professional before you purchase lenses for costume purposes.

Care should be taken when handling colored contact lenses. To prevent infections in the eye, you should wash your hands before you handle the lenses as well as after they are in place. Even if the lenses are not prescriptive, it is not a good idea to allow another person to wear your colored contacts or for you to wear someone else's. For one thing, there may be bacteria transferred, and for another, they were fitted to a particular person's eyes and may damage someone else's.

A no-rub multipurpose solution should be used to disinfect your colored lenses. This is because any rubbing could scratch the tinting and spoil the effect when you are wearing them. Dust and lint is harder to see on colored contacts than on clear ones, so special care must be taken that they are clean before wearing. Extended wear contacts should be disinfected once a week, which is more often than disposable colored contacts. It is also not a good idea to sleep in the contact lenses even if the brand literature says it is all right to do so. It could cause a corneal ulcer.

It is easy and inexpensive to change the color of your eyes with color contacts canada. Whether it is for a whole new look or to enhance your natural look, it is definitely worth it.

About the Author
Steven Hutt is the Managing Director of VisionPros,ca, a Canadian online contact lens retailer that sells contact lenses like Dailies AquaComfort Plus. Learn how thousands of people a day in Canada are saving 50% or more on the cost of their contact lenses and glasses. Visit us at