Meprobamate and Bruce Lee

It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow for relaxation.

Meprobamate is a carbamate (category of organic compounds that is formally derived from carbamic acid) derivative and is used as an anxiolytic (anxiety-relieving) drug.

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Can Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Treat Covid-19?

Just get vaccinated

There have recently been videos touting the use of Hydrogen Peroxide as an inhalant to treat the symptoms of Covid-19. These are not only false, unproven claims, but can be very dangerous to your health. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and health experts have warned that inhaling hydrogen peroxide can have harmful effects on the lungs.

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Making Capsules

capsule
[ kap-suhl, -sool, -syool ] Pharmacology. a gelatinous case enclosing a dose of medicine.

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I’ve been working in a compounding pharmacy for 19 years at the time of this blog post. I have made a countless number of capsules with the Jaansun Capsule Machine from PCCA. They had it when I started and we still use it today. It can make from 1 to 100 capsules, in one load, sizes 4 – 000.

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Suspension (Pharmacy)

What are chemical suspensions?

We make suspensions, all day long, at Stacy’s Compounding Pharmacy for dogs, cats, children and even adults. But, exactly what is a suspension? Dictionary.com defines it as the state in which the particles of a substance are mixed with a fluid but are undissolved.

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Cod Liver Oil

You might want to sit down for this… Cod Liver oil is a dietary supplement derived from the liver of cod fish. We use it at the compounding pharmacy for making medical suspensions for animals. This got me wondering about the history of this oil. It contains the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which play an important role in the human diet and in human physiology. Cod liver oil also has vitamins A and D and was historically given to children to prevent Rickets (weak or soft bones in children). A tablespoon contains 4,080 μg of retinol (vitamin A) and 34 μg (1360 IU) of vitamin D.

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MCT Oil

We use medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) to make eye drops at our compounding pharmacy and I decided to do a little research. It seems that they can be derived by fractionation from Coconut Oil to be used for medical applications, special diets and cosmetics, sometimes also being used as a carrier oil for fragrances.

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Tranquilizer

A tranquilizer is a drug for treatment of anxiety, agitation, fear, tension and disturbances of the mind. The term was first used by F.F. Yonkman (1953) in his studies of the drug reserpine which when given to animals showed a calming effect. The term tranquilizer is used to reference antipsychotic or neuroleptic medications. It is also a synonym for sedative.

Coal Tar Creosote

Ever time we use the Coal Tar Topical solution at our compounding pharmacy it takes me back to when I was a kid. The smell is the same as telephone poles or walking alongside the railroad tracks. I thought I would do a little research on this product. This Coal Tar Solution is used to treat eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and other skin disorders. What I was smelling at the railroad tracks was Coal Tar Creosote.

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