Compounding for Fungal & Yeast Infections
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Yeast and fungi are parts of the fungal kingdom and cause infections on the skin and in the body. Separate from bacteria and viruses, yeast and fungi require specific treatment options and compounding allows prescribers to combine medications in various dosage forms for an effective result.
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Fungi are consumers in the same way that bacteria are, which means they feed on their host organisms. The fungal group includes yeast, which are single-celled fungi that can coalesce into colonies. Fungal infections tend to thrive in moist areas of the body. 1 2
Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis) is a fungal infection that typically occurs between the toes. It commonly occurs in people whose feet sweat in enclosed shoes and presents as a scaly rash that can cause itching, stinging, and burning. It can also cause breaks in the skin. It is contagious and can be spread via contaminated floors, towels, or clothing.
Vaginal Candidiasis is a vaginal yeast infection that affects three out of every four women at some point in their lifetime.
Ringworm (Tinea Manuum) is a fungal infection that typically appears as a scaly, ring-shaped area on the buttocks, trunk, arms, and legs. There is often a clear or scaly area inside the ring, perhaps with a scattering of red bumps. The rings are usually raised and/or overlapping. It is very itchy and is highly contagious through contact with infected objects or surfaces, such as clothing, towels, bedding, combs, and brushes.
Candida (Candida Albicans) is a yeast commonly found throughout the body. Oral thrush, which is more common in babies and children, presents as creamy white lesions. Vaginal candidiasis causes itching and irritation in the vagina and vulva. It may present as a burning sensation, especially during intercourse or while urinating. A thick, white, odorless discharge may be produced.
Intertrigo (Intertriginous Dermatitis) is caused by a fungus often aggravated by heat and moisture. This inflammatory condition typically arises in areas of skin folds, such as under the arms, folds of the neck or groin. Miconazole/Gentamicin/Desonide topical cream, compounded at New Drug Loft and VLS Pharmacy, can provide much needed relief.
Certain fungal infections are highly contagious, such as ringworm, which can pass from animals and people. Other types of fungal growth are usually controlled by the immune system. However, certain conditions can contribute to breakouts.
For example, Candida Albicans are typically found on the skin and inside the body of a healthy person. It is located in the mouth, throat, gut, and vagina and rarely causes disease.
In diabetics, however, higher levels of glucose in the blood make Candida overgrowth more likely, which means that, if diabetics fail to control their blood sugar, they may find themselves prone to yeast infections. Similarly, if the immune system fails, candidiasis may arise. Candidiasis is a serious bloodstream infection that can affect the blood, heart, brain, eyes, and bones, among other parts of the body.
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While most fungal infections do not impose a great threat of severe disease, they may cause discomfort. Immunocompromised patients are at risk of severe disease and it is prudent to consider the potential of co-morbidities as the cause of an outbreak. Treating fungal infections includes educating patients to recognize the trigger(s) or sources of reinfection. 3
Fungal infections of the skin often respond well to topical therapies. These are available in the following formats:
|Type of Fungi||Compounded Formulas & Treatment Options|
Topical antifungal creams include clotrimazole, ketoconazole, miconazole, terbinafine. Compound base is flexible per the area being treated:
For Oral Candida (take age into consideration), options include:
For Vaginal Candida, options include:
Topical antifungal therapies may be compounded into a large range of vehicles. Our bases are non-irritating and offer a range of options such as sprays for weeping infections or a cream or ointment for cracked skin. At VLS Pharmacy we can prepare these bespoke solutions for you.
It is also possible to customize the mode of applying topical treatments. For example, it is often preferred to treat weeping infections with spray formulations, whereas with cracked skin, a cream or ointment is the solution of choice.
If large areas of the body must be treated with topical therapy, cost often indicates prescription choice. VLS Pharmacy & New Drug Loft will work with you to develop a cost-effective option for treating fungal infections.
Our sterile facility is registered for ophthalmic therapy preparation, which allows us to assist clinicians in treating rarer conditions such as ophthalmic fungal infections with the following solutions:
Clotrimazole ophthalmic solution
Fluconazole ophthalmic solution
Miconazole nitrate ophthalmic suspension
Voriconazole ophthalmic solution
We can also create a bespoke therapy as needed. Learn more about personalized compound options here.
Please note: information on this site is not intended as medical advice and the medications listed are not specific to any individual. The content is intended to inform as to what may be possible. Listed medications and/or compounded formulas are not necessarily those compounded at VLS Pharmacy & New Drug Loft . Please speak with your prescribing clinician about your specific needs.
As a 503A pharmacy, VLS Pharmacy* is committed to providing high-quality formulations of sterile and non-sterile compounded medications to you and your patients. Thanks to rigorous testing measures, we guarantee the safety, stability, purity, sterility, and quality of each formulation from preparation to administration. We use high-quality, active pharmaceutical ingredients sourced directly from PCCA, the leader of superior-quality APIs. Additionally, our pharmacy network meets USP <795> non-sterile standards and USP <797> sterile compounding guidelines. We’re also proud to host one of the first pharmaceutical labs built to USP <800> standards for handling hazardous drugs.
All of our medications undergo third-party potency and stability testing, and we complete high-sensitivity rapid endotoxin detection on-site. These measures allow for shorter delivery times to the patient without compromising our product quality. Because we source all of our active ingredients from PCCA, we also promise an additional level of pre-formulation testing, as PCCA ingredients undergo 14 high-level checks and reviews in order to pass inspection.
*New Drug Loft is also a 503A compounding pharmacy but specializes in strictly non-sterile compounding and therefore abides by USP <795> only.
For almost three decades, our team has been committed to serving our network of physicians and patients. We appreciate the opportunity to share our expertise as we develop advanced compounded formulations for those who need and want more than what is commercially available. We work hard to achieve excellence in all areas of our business -- from investment and advancement to personalized customer service and rigorous in-house and third-party safety testing and quality assurance. We are proud to prove the best, individualized medical solutions, compounded as needed.
Our 503A pharmacy network specializes in providing custom-made sterile and non-sterile compounded medications to physicians and patients across the country. Each prescription is crafted and delivered with a commitment to the highest level of quality, safety and service.
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