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Here is something you can do for ADD and ADHD

What are you doing this year to help your child with ADD/ADHD?

It is that time of year again.  Kids are starting back to school and the questions come about ADD and ADHD.  Most parents I talk with do not want their child to have to take ADD or ADHD medications.  A few years back I provided a guide to help your child with ADD and ADHD.  You can see it here.

I have a bit more information on this subject, but for the most part, this regimen works if you can stick to it.

Exercise – Let them play outside
Eat right – See below for more on this
Sleep – Get to bed on time and wake up on time.  If you exercise enough you should sleep great.
Limit screen time

Here is some additional information:

Children on long term ADD and ADHD medications are altering their neurotransmitters.  This often times requires the child/teenager to have to take an antidepressant.  The reason is because the overstimulation of the serotonin receptor.  These receptors experience “burn out” due to continual sympathetic receptor stimuli from the stimulant add/ADHD medications.

There separate studies dating all the way back to 1985 showed negative effects on ADD/ADHD from items in the diet.  Those items include:

Artificial Colorings
Artificial Flavorings
Wheat (gluten)
Citrus Fruits

How about a short 2 week elimination of these foods from your or your child’s diet and see the response?  What are you doing for your child with ADD/ADHD?  Is it working?

My perspective on the opioid epidemic

Is there a problem?

I am sure you are aware that there is an opioid epidemic out there and many are overdosing and some are dying.  Overdosing is not a new problem.  So why is this topic being talked about so much?  Is there something new going on or is this one of those things the media has overblown?

In my opinion, this problem is getting worse and this subject is not getting reported enough.  I am sure many of you have heard reports or you may know of a family that has been affected by a drug overdose.  My intention in writing this is to help make you aware of the problem and understand what you can do to help prevent this problem from directly affecting your family.

The reports that I have read are putting the blame on the easily accessible medications that are sitting in your medicine cabinet right now.  Many of us have had dental work or minor surgery and an opioid was prescribed for pain.  Even a medication that is years beyond it’s expiration date can still be effective.  Your teenager or young adult may not be the one to take the medications out of your medicine cabinet but did you think about friends and relatives that come to visit?  You probably would not even know the medication was gone.

A few years back the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) made one of the most common pain medications (Lortab, Vicodin, Hydrocodone) a schedule 2 medication.  This change made these medications a lot more difficult to get on the street.  So the supply of medication was not meeting the demand.  This forced the price “on the street” to go up for these illegal medications.  What the drug dealers saw was an opportunity.  This opportunity was by lowering the price of another opioid that was plentiful and easily smuggled in they could profit more.  That opioid is heroin.  When I first thought about it I asked myself “who would decide to take heroin?”  Many make this decision for several reasons, the price of the prescription opioids, the availability and the higher high from a stronger opioid.  Also, there are many names that heroin goes by and often times individuals don’t know that they are taking heroin.

For $5 to $10 you can get a dose of heroin.  Heroin is 3 times more powerful than morphine and will cause a pronounced high (euphoria).  So, for many, this is a perfect solution to their addiction.  Cheaper and more powerful.

The latest reports indicate that some of the heroin on the street is being mixed with another opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.  This opioid is called fentanyl.  Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is used in cancer pain and other chronic pain situations.  It is usually dosed in a slow release patch.  When snorted along with heroin the effect is immediate and can be deadly.  There is no way for someone to tell if their heroin has fentanyl in it.

So the reason I think that we are seeing more overdoses is the individual is addicted to prescription pain medications first.  Then there is a need for a cheaper version that gives a higher high.  Then the addicted person unknowingly takes a heroin/fentanyl combination and overdoses.

What can you do to avoid being apart of this epidemic?

Get rid of your old pain medications.  You can drop off medications at area locations for disposal.  Click here to find out were you these facilities are located.

Do your part and dispose of these medications.  These medications in the wrong hands can affect you or your loved one for a lifetime.

Did you know that the compounding pharmacists at Regel Pharmalab can help you control your chronic pain?  If you have uncontrolled chronic pain and would like me to review your story, give me a call or send me a message.  You can reach me (901) 757-9434 or  I look forward to helping you with your pain and possibly reduce the amount of pain medications that is required for your pain.

Comment below on other ways to help prevent opioid addiction.

A compounding pharmacist’s guide to Migraines

Have you tried everything for migraines?

Many of our patients that suffer from migraines tell me that they are glad that they asked “What can you formulate for my migraines?”  Many of these patients are desperate for something that really works.  If you or someone you know struggle with migraines I may have a couple new ideas to consider.

It has been estimated that migraines cost ~ $20 Billion a year in medical expenses and loss of productivity.  Affecting 36 million Americans.  Migraines can last from hours to days.  With several reasons that can cause a migraine, it is a difficult problem for patients as well as for physicians to deal with.

What are the current treatment options?

When you are diagnosed with migraines most likely your physician will prescribe a medication that is in the family we call triptans.  Examples of this family are:

  • Imitrex (Sumatriptan)
  • Zomig (Zolmitriptan)
  • Maxalt (Rizatriptan)
  • Relpax (Eletriptan)
  • Treximet (Sumatriptan and Naproxen Sodium Tablets)
  • Amerge (Naratriptan)
  • Frova (Frovatriptan)
  • Axert (Almotriptan)
  • Sumavel DosePro (sumatriptan)
  • Zecuity (sumatriptan iontophoretic transdermal system)

These medications do have side-effects and many cannot take them.  They are also very expensive and can be out of the price range for many patients.  These medications are not recommended for patients that have cardiovascular disease, history of a stroke, and uncontrolled blood pressure.

Another option for patients that have 15 migraines or more a month is Botox.  These injections can cost $6000.00 up to $10,000.00 a year.  And this option requires a monthly office visit for each shot.

Migranal is a nasal spray that can cost $1500.00 up to $2500.00.

With these options many report poor success relieving migraines.  A study has shown that 56% of patients report inadequate relief 2 hours after their treatment.  Since there is not a current cure for migraines and there are many causes, a product that has multiple benefits may be more effective than using just one medication.

What can a compounding pharmacist do for migraines?

  • A compounding pharmacist can provide medications in different dosage forms
    • Combining several medications into:
      • capsules
      • sublingual tabs
      • transdermal gels.
      • Nasal Sprays
  • Using TRNA therapy
  • Taking a medication like sumatriptan in a transdermal gel and administering it at the base of the head/neck area.
  • Ketamine can help with the prolonged aura that meany patients suffer with as well as increasing blood flow.
  • Gabapentin reduces the release of inflammatory neuropeptides that are consistent with headache pains, such as calcitonin gene-related peptide and substance-p.
  • Tizanidine inhibits the release of norepinephrine and acts as a muscle relaxant.
  • Magnesium reduces inflammation, relaxes muscles and blood vessels, and modulates calcium ion channels within our cells.  This can trigger the release of neurotransmitters.  Magnesium also decreases the release of substance P and may be more effective in migraines with auras.  For more information on Magnesium click here.
  • Lavender oil is known for its soothing and calming effect.  71% of patients inhaling the fragrance of lavender oil for 15 minutes fully or partially improved their headache.
  • Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that can help by its membrane-stabilizing effect, which inhibits the release of vasoactive substances from platelets.  This inhibits the inflammatory response.
  • Caffeine can inhibit neuronal activity.  Activating adenosine receptors leads to antinociception in neuropathic pain and inflammatory models.
  • Hormones can effect migraines when there is a sudden drastic drop in estrogen usually at the start of a menstrual cycle.  Progesterone can play a huge part at balancing the effects from the estrogen dropping.  Progesterone also calms the stimulatory effect of estrogen.  Read more about Hormones and Migraines click here.

As you can see, a compounding pharmacist can provide quite a few more options than the standard of care.  If you would like me to help you talk with your physician about your migraines give me a call.  What we will do is set up an appointment for you to meet with myself or Anita Hester, RN.  We will work out a plan and send a recommendation for your physician to consider.  Our best results for patients usually happen when we team up with you and your physician.

What is your trick to prevent migraines?  Post in comments below.

Know your medications – High blood pressure


There are so many medications that are being used for blood pressure and many patients suffer the side effects from these medications.  Today I would like to talk to you about a class of medications called Beta-blockers.  Here is a quick list of the medications that are in this group or drug class.

Propranolol (Inderal)
Sotolol (Betapase)
Nadolol (Corgard)
Atenolol (Tenormin)
Acebutolol (Sectral)
Metoprolol (Lopressor and Toprol)
Timolol (Blocadren)
Pindolol (Visken)
Betaxolol (Kerlone)
Bisprolol (Zebeta, Ziac)
Cartelol (Cartrol)
Carvedilol (Coreg)
Labetolol (Normodyne)
Nebivolol (Bystolic)
Penbutolol (Levatol)

This list is not a complete list and many blood pressure medications are a combination of a beta-blocker and other blood pressure medications.  To determine if you currently take a Beta-Blocker give me a call (901) 757-9434 or send me a message so you can know for sure.

These medications have been around for years and are very helpful in lowering blood pressure as well as controlling heart rate, migraines, chest pain, glaucoma, and anxiety.  Here are some quick facts/helpful tips about these medications:

  1. Be sure to check your pulse (heart rate) regularly.  There are many devices like digital blood pressure cuffs and smart watches that have this capability now.  A normal resting heart rate is between 60 and 100.  A highly trained athlete may have a lower resting heart rate.  For us normal people the closer you get to 60 the more efficient your heart is working.
  2. For most of the medications on this list I would recommend that you take the medication with a meal.  This enhances the absorption of the medication.
  3. Avoid foods and beverages that can alter your heart rate like caffeine and alcohol.
  4. Do not take medications for cold and allergies that contain pseudoephedrine (Sudafed).  This can increase your blood pressure and heart rate.

Nutrient Depletions with Beta-blockers

Did you know that these medications can cause a depletion of the key nutrients Coenzyme Q-10 and melatonin?

A depletion of Coenzyme Q-10 can lead to the following symptoms:

  1.  High Blood Pressure
  2. Chest Pain
  3. Stroke
  4. Irregular heart beat
  5. Congestive heart failure
  6. Poor insulin production
  7. Lack of energy
  8. Gingivitis
  9. Weak immune system
    With a list like this it makes me wonder if the Beta-Blocker is helping or hurting.

A depletion of Melatonin can lead to the following symptoms:

  1.  Insomnia and other sleep disturbances
  2. Some reports are showing a link between low levels of melatonin and increase in cancer risk

If you take a Beta-Blocker I would recommend a quality Co-enzyme Q-10 product as well as a small dose of Melatonin.  If you would like me to suggest a strength for these nutrients contact me so I can determine your specific needs. or (901) 757-9434.


Why I chose HCG for weight loss.

This time of year I get several questions like “What is the latest pill for weight loss?”  With only a few weeks till summer break, many are seeking a quick fix for weight loss.  I never remember who I have told about my own experience with weight loss.  A few years ago I lost 32 pounds in 35 days.

I am always looking to improve my current health or prevent disease in the future.  Sometimes I forget to share this information.  One of the best things that I have found for weight loss came across my desk several years ago.

Here is my story

I became aware or concerned one day when I found out that a 6 foot man that weighs 225 pounds is considered obese.  I was just checking out a couple of cool new on-line pharmacy calculator programs (I know sounds a bit geekish) and I found a BMI calculator.  The BMI is the Body Mass Index.  Using this calculator my BMI is 30.5.  A BMI of 30 or greater is considered obese.  That was a total shock to me.  Anything above a 25 is considered overweight.  But I was OBESE.  Yikes.  Having a BMI above 30 means that I am at higher risk for cardiovascular disease.  This revelation opened my eyes to the fact that I needed to do something.  I tried a few diets and a bit of exercising, but I had a long way to go and nothing seemed to work for me.

At the time, the extreme weight loss options were limited. There was phentermine, which increases your metabolism while you take it, but when you stop the metabolism goes back and you gain the weight back, or the other option,which was a medication that caused a side effect of “anal leakage”. Nuff said.

At this point I had kind of given up when one of my mentor pharmacist told me about something that she was doing that worked for her and for several of her patients. This option was HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin). HCG is a hormone that naturally occurs in the body.  Side effects of this formulation are very minimal, but can include dry skin and constipation.  My mentor pharmacist gave me all the details so I thought I would give it a try.  I asked my physician to do blood work before and after the HCG program.  My Cholesterol was high as well as my Triglycerides.  My blood pressure was high normal.  So off I went to formulate my first HCG nasal spray.

Phase 1

I studied the plan and what to expect for a month or so and I decided to start on January 2nd.  This was great because the first 2 days were on a weekend and a holiday.  These 2 days were filled with eating whatever and however much I wanted.  Yep that is right.  You eat whatever you want for 2 days while taking the nasal spray.  This is called phase 1.  I went from Waffle House to the donut shop then had a burger at Huey’s and a mid-afternoon milkshake.  For dinner I had a big Mexican feast.  The next day was similar but I was starting to feel the effects of the fullness of the day before and the HCG was kicking in.  The HCG works by curbing your appetite.  So I didn’t eat much from about noon on January 1st until the next day.

Phase 2

January 2nd came and so did the 500 calorie diet.  Yep, 500 calories, 250 calories for lunch and 250 calories for dinner.  This is what is known as phase 2.  This phase lasts for a minimum of 23 days, up to a maximum of 40 days.  I made it 35 days.  The first week was the most difficult.  During this time you are not eating much and you are detoxing.  All of the allowed foods are clean like a paleo menu.

I was concerned that I would not be able to function mentally and physically at work with only 500 calories, but I experienced the opposite.  I had more energy and was mentally sharp.  During phase 2 you are not supposed to exercise.  Walking and normal day stuff is allowed, but pushing yourself at the gym can possibly lead to more muscle breakdown.

The first week I lost 10 pounds.  The expectation is to lose 0.5 to 1 pound every day.  This was so exciting to see the pounds and inches fall off every day.  I noticed that if I ate beef that there would not be as much of a weight loss as when I ate chicken or shrimp.  I purchased a couple books to help me out HCG Weight Loss Guide by Linda Prinster and HCG Maintenance Recipes.  One of the lessons that I learned was that an empty stomach does not necessarily mean you are hungry.

Phase 3

This turned out to be where I struggled the most.  The goal of this phase is to maintain your new weight for 6 weeks.  You are allowed to eat more but you have to make sure that you don’t fluctuate up or down more than 2 pounds.  It was hard to restrain myself from eating too much but I learned how much I could eat and not gain weight.  I think this was the most valuable lesson that I learned from the whole program.  During this phase you are encouraged to exercise as much as possible.  Get in shape and build your metabolism back.

Once phase 3 is over phase 4 is to eat the rest of your life with a new knowledge of yourself.  Also, you are now enjoying a lifestyle change.

Now how about you?

If you are in need of a 15 to 30+ pound weight loss I would ask that you consider HCG as an option.  So far we have had over 1300 patients on the HCG program.  If you are interested click here and I will send you a program overview.

If you have had experience with HCG, what were your results?  Comment below.

Does your pet have healthy ears?

Most dogs and cats scratch their ears a lot, so how can you tell when it’s time to drag your pet to the animal clinic? Since Rufus and Clifford can’t tell you when they have an ear infection, here are some signs and symptoms to look out for:

• Shaking the head
• Redness
• Odor and/ or discharge from the ear
• Tender to touch
• Scabs and/ or hair loss around ear

Several factors may be triggering your pet’s discomfort. It is important to keep your pet’s ears clean to prevent complications from chronic inflammation such as hearing loss.

6 reasons why you pet might have inflammation in the ears:
• Parasites such as mites, fleas or ticks
• Objects in the ear
• Yeast infections
• Swimmer’s ear
• Hypothyroidism
• Allergies

Breeds at risk:
Water-loving dogs such as Labrador retrievers are more likely to get ear infections if they spend time in the lake or swimming pool. Hounds are at risk because their long ears trap moisture, while bulldogs are more likely to get a yeast infection because of their extra skin folds.

These common problems lead to inflammation of the outer ear (otitis externa) and may become infected, itchy, and painful. What pet owners might not know is that these conditions, if left untreated, could lead to loss of hearing!

Most Americans would do anything for their fur baby…. But when it comes to ear infections, administering drops up to three times a day can be challenging! We are now able to make a product that is administered once weekly by the veterinarian that works the same way other ear drops do without all of the hassle. Ask us about what we can do for your pet’s health today!

5 reasons to stop taking acid lowering medicaitons

Proton Pump Inhibitors

I am surprised by how many people take acid lowering medications every day.  Did you know that you need acid in your stomach?  It is there for a reason.  Read on to find out why I think you should consider weaning off your acid lowering medications.

Just so you know what medications that I am talking about, I thought I might share the full list.  If you are on one of these medications give me a call (901) 757-9434.  If your medication is not on the list give me a call and we can discuss your medication.

Medication Class:  Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)

Prilosec or Omeprazole
Nexium or Esomeprazole
Prevacid or Lansoprazole
Dexilant or Dexlansoprazole
Protonix or Pantoprazole
Aciphex or Rabeprazole
Yosprala or Aspirin/Omeprazole
Vimovo or Naproxen/Esomeprazole
Zegrid or Sodium Bicarbonate/Omeprazole

Reason #1 to consider stopping your acid lowering medication

Taking one of these acid lowering medications may lead to dependency.

“The observation that more than 40 percent of healthy volunteers, who have never been bothered by heartburn, acid regurgitation or dyspepsia, develop such symptoms in the weeks after stopping one of these medicaitons is remarkable and has potentially important clinical and economic implications,” said Christina Reimer, MD, of Copenhagen University

So if you start taking these medications for a short period of time, your body may adapt to the lower acidity in the stomach. When you stop taking the medication the acidity causes irritation to the stomach that may lead to heartburn, acid regurgitation, or dyspepsia.

Reason #2 – Brittle Bones

Taking one of these medications may lead to nutrient deficiencies.  According to a study from the National Institutes of Health there is significant concern for deficiencies of Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Iron and Vitamin B12.  So the acid is required to absorb these essential nutrients.

Magnesium – if you have been around me very long you know what I think about Magneium Glycinate.  If not here is a link to Magnesium.  Click Here.

Calcium – Bones, Muscles and many other important functions require Calcium including the heart.

Zinc – This critical nutrient is so important for immune support.  Supporting the immune system can help you defend against cancer.

Iron – Structural support for the body.  Muscles, bones and many other uses.

Vitamin B12 – this nutrient is known to help with energy but did you know it can help with brain function and even nerve pain.

Reason #3 – Long term Diarrhea

Have you ever heard of C. Diff?  If you have not, just wait someone close to you is bound to have it soon.  This gastrointestinal infection causes diarrhea that you cannot get rid of.  There are actually several medications that can cause this, but these acid lowering medication are quickly rising to the top.  I am always curious as to how things work.

Did you know that the acid in your stomach is not only used for digesting food but also killing bacteria, viruses and fungi?  When you reduce the acid by taking one of these medications you take away the protection.  C. Diff is a bacteria that is normally found in the gastrointestinal tract.  When this bacteria is allowed to grow it can overtake the digestive system and the toxins that the bacteria releases cause diarrhea.  If you have been struggling with C. Diff give me a call (901) 757-9434.  I have a solution to your problem.

Reason #4 – Increased risk of heart attacks

Research has shown that proton pump inhibitor users were 16 percent to 21 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack than people with chronic acid reflux who were not taking the drugs.  The theory is that proton pump inhibitors can interfere with normal blood vessel function — a potential mechanism by which the drugs could affect heart attack risk.  We are not sure of the exact mechanism as of yet.

Reason #5 – Increased risk of pneumonia

One study showed a 30% increased risk for developing hospital-acquired pneumonia.  By reducing the acid load in the stomach, the drugs may promote the growth of different bacteria in the upper gastrointestinal and upper respiratory tract linked to pneumonia.

In conclusion  you can see the potential issues related to these medications, let’s do something about it.  I can walk you through the process.  It does take some time but we will get there.  Contact me (901) 757-9434.
Have you already started?  Comment below to give us some feedback as to how you are doing?

Time to get some Poison Ivy?

Every year I am determined to get out and do some yard work and every year I get a case of poison ivy.  If you are like me, I can get poison ivy just by looking at it.  Last year I had a pretty bad case. This year I am going to be ready for it.  Here are some facts that you might want to consider if you start itching.  By the way, I have several formulas to help you recover faster and minimize the itching.

Facts about Poison Ivy

How long does the rash last?

The typical rash can last anywhere from a week to 3 weeks, depending on how bad it is and how you treat it. Prescription medications can reduce the time to heal.

How long does the oil last?

The oil from poison ivy is extremely stable and will stay potent – essentially forever. You can get a rash from clothing or tools that have the oil from last summer, or even from many years back.

So if you don’t remove the oil by washing, using alcohol to dissolve it, or by just hosing off with a hard spray from a hose – assume it will stay forever.

Is it contagious?

Once you have the rash the oil has been absorbed and you probably can’t spread it to others or to other areas of your body. The big blisters filled with liquid it is mostly water.  If these rupture they do not make the rash worse by spreading.

Aren’t there 2 types of poison ivy?

Climbing variety (toxicodendron radicans) and the non climbing (toxicodendron rydbergii) poison ivy. Many people confuse poison ivy and poison oak are essentially the same when comparing the rash that is created.

If you have a bad case the typical treatment is a steroid dose pack and a topical steroid.  Let me know if you need a topical treatment that can provide you with better control of the itching and reduce the inflammation.  I often recommend adding Lidociane, Tranilast, Ketoprofen, Aloe, and many other items to improve the way the medication works.  So next time you start itching give me a call (901)757-9434.

5 Quick Tips for Migraines

Migraine Quick tips


I always recommend replacing what is deficient before starting medications, herbs or essential oils.  All of these can have a place in treating migraines, but I have found that replacing some key nutrients and minerals can reduce the number of migraines and how bad they hurt.  What I am talking about is prevention of migraines.

Tip #1

Sleep – There is nothing better for migraine sufferers than getting a full 7 to 8 hours of sleep.  Some individuals may require more sleep.  Contact me for help with getting better sleep.

Tip #2

Magnesium Glycinate (or any chelated magnesium).  This powerful mineral is used in over 300 different enzyme reactions in the human body.  According to the experts we are all deficient.  You may not see this deficiency in the blood, because only 2% of our magnesium is found in the blood.

Recommendation:  Magnesium Glycinate 100mg up to 400mg at bedtime.  

Tip #3

Riboflavin (Vitmain B2)

One 1998 study of 80 patients who suffer from migraine with aura or migraine without aura found that 400 mg of Riboflavin worked better at preventing migraines than an inactive placebo pill. After three months, patients in the Riboflavin group experienced fewer migraines and decreased severity of migraines than those in the placebo group.


Recommendation: Riboflavin 400mg take one capsule every morning.

Tip #4

Hormone Balance – Replace the missing hormones.  Progesterone is my favorite hormone for patients with migraines.  Even those patients that cannot take estrogen can benefit from this hormone therapy.  Call me to set up a time to discuss your hormone balance.

Tip #5

Stress relief

One of our most difficult problems to work with is stress.  Exercise is my favorite tool for stress along with prayer.  Letting go of those frustrations and problems that life throws at you can impact you migraines.

If you would like to order the Magnesium Glycinate or the Riboflavin you are welcome to stop by or order online (click here).

Hair loss and Hormones

Why is my hair falling out?

Many women are asking this question.  Often times the condition is called androgenic alopecia.  Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss.  Androgenic is referring to the breakdown of the androgen “testosterone” into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  Research shows that this breakdown occurs at the hair follicle.  The reason for this breakdown is due to the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase.  I tell you all this not to put you to sleep with “medical talk” but to give you a target to shoot for.  That target is 5-alpha-reductase.  Here is a list of common symptoms that your 5-alpha-reductase is doing its job too well.

  • Hair loss on scalp
  • Hair growth on body and face
  • Oily skin
  • Acne
  • Oily hair
  • Excessive sweating
  • Sleep apnea
  • Aggression
  • High blood pressure

Could it be one of my medications?

Don’t forget about your medications.  As a pharmacist I have often been asked “is hair loss a side-effect of my medication?”  Yes, some medications can cause hair loss.  Here is a short list of common medications that can cause hair loss.

Anticoagulants – Warfarin (coumadin)
Gout Medications – Allopurinol
Beta-Blockers – Atenolol, Metoprolol, Propranolol
ACE inhibitors – Captopril, Lisinopril, Enalapril
Acne Medication – Accutane
Female Hormones – Birth Control Pills, and Premarin
Male Hormones – Testosterone and anabolic steroids
Antidepressants – Amitriptyline, Paroxetine, Sertraline, Fluoxetine and many more

This is a simple list of the most common medication-induced alopecia.  If your medication is not on the list it could still be affecting your hair loss.  Contact me with your list of medication and I can review them for you.

What can I do to keep my hair?

  1. Send me a list of your medications.
  2. Have your saliva levels tested.  I can help you with this.
  3. Supplement with Biotin 8mg, ProOmega (Omega 3’s) 2000 mg, and a multivitamin or B-complex.

We have recently started formulating a couple prescription medications to help you hang on to your hair.

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