Wart Peels and How To Apply Them

Posted by The claRx Content Team on Sep 18, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Here at claRx Big Country Dermatology Pharmacy, we offer a variety of wart peel products. Our wart peels come in cream, ointment, and liquid formulations. Most wart peel products contain salicylic acid, which softens the skin cells and leads to peeling. They usually contain fluorouracil, which works by interfering with cell DNA, which leads to cellular death in the targeted area. Some of the wart peel ointments contain podophyllin, which interferes with cell division and the formation of new wart skin cells. 

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Topics: dermatology, prescription, medication, compounds, Counseling Corner, wart, peel

Fluorouracil

Posted by The claRx Content Team on Sep 11, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Fluorouracil is a topical chemotherapy agent that is typically used to treat precancerous cells for people with actinic keratosis or basal cell carcinomas. It is manufactured under the brand names Efudex and Carac. 

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Topics: dermatology, medication, compounds, Counseling Corner, fluorouracil

Isotretinoin

Posted by The claRx Content Team on Sep 4, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Isotretinon is an oral retinoid that is derived from Vitamin A and is commonly used as the last option to treat severe acne that hasn’t responded to other treatments. It is manufactured under the trade names Absorica, Absorica LD, Myorisan, Zenatane, Claravis, and Amnesteem. 

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Topics: dermatology, medication, Counseling Corner, isotretinoin

Retinoid Counseling

Posted by The claRx Content Team on Aug 31, 2020 10:23:43 AM

Topical retinoids are used in the treatment of acne, fine wrinkles, and to improve the overall appearance of your skin. There are many medications in this class, including tretinoin (brand names: Altreno, Renova, and Retin-A), tazarotene (brand names: Tazorac, Fabior, and Arazlo) and adapalene (brand name: Differin). Combination products that contain topical retinoids include Epiduo and Epiduo Forte (adapalene + benzoyl peroxide), Duobrii (tazarotene + halobetasol), Veltin and Ziana (tretinoin + clindamycin) and Tri-Luma (tretinoin + hydroquinone + fluocinolone). 

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Topics: dermatology, medication, Retinoid, Counseling Corner

How Compounding Pharmacies Mix Compounds

Posted by The claRx Content Team on Aug 21, 2020 12:34:16 PM

A key part of the compounding process is the method chosen to mix the medication. There are several processes used by pharmacies to create topical compounds. The 3 primary options we are reviewing are the traditional mortar and pestle, the electronic mortar and pestle, and the planetary mixer. In order to better understand and appreciate the planetary mixer, you have to first know about the more common compounding methods used by most compounding pharmacies.   

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Topics: dermatology, compounding, dermatology equipment

The Compounding Process

Posted by The claRx Content Team on Jul 31, 2020 11:52:49 AM

Compounding medication in pharmacy has been done for hundreds of years. You can even say thousands of years depending on how you view the process. While compounding itself may not be new, we continually improve our processes using the most up to date methods and equipment. Today we want to help you understand the process of actually creating a compound from start to finish. To do that, we will go through the steps of creating a compound and some of the details along the way.

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Topics: dermatology, compounding, process

The Tetracycline Puzzle

Posted by The claRx Content Team on Jul 24, 2020 5:46:50 PM

There are at least 35 options to decide from once a provider decides Tetracycline is the best treatment at that time for the patient. 35! What happened to the days when there were only 1 or 2 drug choices in a class? And 1 or 2 different strengths or release mechanisms? Well, those days are long gone.

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Topics: Tetracycline, Proven Process, Acne Treatment, Provider Protocols

A Higher Level of Patient Care

Posted by The claRx Content Team on Jun 26, 2020 5:07:06 PM

 

Our Company's Purpose.

To make a positive difference in people's lives.


Like most healthcare professionals, we are in this business because we really want to help other people. As an organization, one thing every one of our team members has in common is this desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives. And in order for them to see the positive difference they are making, we need to have ways to measure it. Not only does this result in our patients really seeing a significant difference between our pharmacy and other pharmacies they have used, but it refuels the gas tanks of our team members. Everything we do in some way points towards the ultimate purpose we have as an organization: The purpose of making a positive difference in people’s lives.

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Topics: our purpose, purpose, core values, patient care, niche

Pharmacy and Provider Relationships

Posted by The claRx Content Team on Jun 3, 2020 10:00:00 AM

claRx Big Country Dermatology Pharmacy prioritizes provider relationships. We utilize a pharmacy liason to build trusting relationships between us and the dermatology clinics.  Our purpose is to make a positive difference in people's lives and the best way to do that is by seeing people for whom they are and developing relationships. 

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Topics: clinic, protocol

Provider Protocols to Streamline Medication Changes

Posted by The claRx Content Team on May 8, 2020 6:00:12 PM

A patient waiting a week for a medication change is unacceptable. We can make a positive impact here. 

Provider protocols are not new to the world of medicine. Physicians have been using them for years in hospitals in order to allow a more team centered approach between providers and pharmacists. This team approach gives patients better care and lower costs.

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Topics: dermatology, prescription, protocol, compounds, efficiency, Medication change