Riverpoint Pharmacy is proud to provide Sterile Compounding services.
Low Dose Naltrexone
Naltrexone is a medication licensed in 1984 by the FDA as a treatment for heroin and alcohol addiction in a daily dose of 50 to 100mg. When used in a lower dose of 3-4.5mg, naltrexone may help to relieve pain associated with inflammatory conditions and improve autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Bahcet’s syndrome, Wegner’s granulomatosis, psoriasis, and Crohn’s disease. Low dose naltrexone (LDN) has also been used successfully in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Mechanism of action
Naltrexone is a long-lasting opiate receptor antagonist in high doses. However, at lower doses, its opiate antagonist activity turns into an agonist. This triggers a prolonged release of endogenous opioids such as β-endorphins (3).
More specifically, LDN will temporarily block opioid receptors and may then induce β-endorphins and µ, đ, and ƙ opioid receptors after 6 hours (1). The temporary...more
Restoring Hormone Balance
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the replacement of deficient hormones with hormones that are chemically identical to those the body produces, but which have declined due to aging or hysterectomy.
Customized BHRT has improved the quality of life for many women who suffer from hormonal imbalance. The ideal process for achieving hormone balance includes an assessment of hormone levels (lab work) and an evaluation of signs and symptoms. Replacement of deficient hormones is begun with the most appropriate dose using the most appropriate dosage form for each woman. Monitoring using patient feedback and repeat lab work allows fine tuning of replacement therapy.
All steriod hormones are created from cholesterol in a hormonal cascade. The first in the cascade is pregnenolone, which is subsequently converted into other hormones including DHEA, progesterone, testosterone, and several forms of estrogen. These hormones are interrelated, yet each performs unique physiological functions. A sound hormone replacement...more
The thyroid gland is located in the lower part of the neck. It secretes two essential thyroid hormones: triiodothyroine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones regulate cell metabolism. They promote optimal growth, development, function and maintenance of all body tissues. They are also critical for nervous, skeletal and reproductive tissue as well as regulating body temperature, heart rate, body weight and cholesterol.
The normal thyroid gland secretes all of the circulating T4 and about 20% of the circulating T3. The T4 made by the thyroid gland circulates throughout the body and is converted into T3 and a tiny amount of reverse T3 in the kidneys, brain and fat tissue. Most of the biological activity of thyroid hormones is due to T3. Reverse T3 has no action on the cell except it binds to T3 receptors blocking the action of T3. In normal thyroid function, however, T3 dominates and reverse T3 is not a problem.
A reduction in the conversion of T4 to T3 or a decreased production by the thyroid gland may lead to hypothyroidism. The...more
Preparation of specialized pet medication requires chemicals and equipment that are not available in most pharmacies. Our pharmacists have received extensive additional training in compounding techniques and have a support network that generates a constant exchange of ideas and innovations.
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With over 20 years experience working with veterinarians and other compounding pharmacists nation wide, our pharmacists can design medications specifically for the animals in your care.more
Riverpoint Pharmacy is proud to offer dermatology compounding services.
Our experienced compounding pharmacist carefully creates dermatological medications to treat almost any skin care disease or condition. Our custom medications treat skin conditions ranging from serious diseases to simple cosmetic improvements, and everything in between, including:
Riverpoint Pharmacy stays on the cutting edge of dermatology and skin care compounding through our unique relationships with dermatologists, aestheticians, cosmetic or plastic surgeons, and other skin care professionals across the nation.
We are able to prepare dermatological compounding medications in various forms, including:
We are constantly...more