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

What Makes our Proven Process Work

Posted by The claRx Content Team on May 1, 2020 4:25:36 PM

Our proven process has been honed over years of experience. And like all great processes, it was born out of a higher cause. Our team knows what our purpose is, we believe in affordable access to dermatology medications. And because each one of our team members comes to work every day with that belief, we are able to create processes and find ways to provide that service to our patients.

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Topics: dermatology, clinic, process

The Benefits of Working with a Derm-Specific Pharmacy

Posted by The claRx Content Team on Apr 24, 2020 4:30:49 PM

As knowledge increases worldwide, we are advancing every day in every field. Over the years, the field of pharmacy has continued to make the existence of man a better one through the regulation of drugs.

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Topics: dermatology, clinic, process

What is iPledge, Why Does It Matter?

Posted by The claRx Content Team on Apr 16, 2020 3:58:58 PM

Simply defined, iPledge is a patient safety program for patients on or intending to take isotretinoin and it is designed to prevent harm from coming to unborn children of pregnant women, as well as other potential harmful side effects if not monitored by your provider. In technical terms, it is a REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) program implemented through the FDA.

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Topics: dermatology, prescription, guarantee, Accutane