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Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a serve bacterial infection that can be acquired from the bite of an infected tick. This disease is the most common vector borne disease in the United States. The bacteria that causes Lyme disease is called borrelia burgdorferi. Symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and skin rash. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart and the nervous system.

Mold

Mold is a fungus that can be black, white, orange, green, or purple. Mold thrives on moisture and reproduces through light weight sores that travel through the air. When a patient is exposed to a large amount of mold in walls and floors without ventilation it can lead to biotoxin illness. Mold illness is extremely serious and should be treated by a physician. Symptoms include sleep disturbances, menstrual problems, bleeding, tremors, cool hands/feet, discolored hand/feet.

Liposomal Capsules

Precision Compounding Pharmacy prides themselves on providing the most advanced compounded formulations in the industry. Our state-of-the-art facility allows us to prepare liposomal capsules. A liposome is a spherical vesicle having at least one lipid bilayer and it includes an aqueous solution core. This allows the hydrophilic active ingredient to pass right through a lipid membrane. Liposomal based medications enhance therapeutic index and minimize adverse effects. One of the most intense side effects of antimicrobial medications is the Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction which can cause fever, chills, myalgia, headache, tachycardia, hyperventilation, flushing, and hypotension. Using antibiotics in the liposomal capsule form can decrease the chances or severity of the Jarish-Herxheimer reaction.

Examples of Active Ingredients Used in a Liposomal Capsule:

  • Azithromycin
  • Clotrimazole
  • Clarithromycin
  • Disulfiram
  • Doxycycline
  • Gentamicin
  • Minocycline
  • Rifampin

Disulfiram

Disulfram is a FDA-approved medication that is used as an alcohol antagonist to help patients get sober. When a patient takes disulfram with alcohol they have a reaction that leads to unpleasant symptoms. In a study looking at disulfram for borrelia burgdorferi, it was found that it can eliminate the infection. When using disulfram for Lyme disease the dose can be started as low as 25mg and slowly titrated up. At Precision Compounding Pharmacy we make our disulfram capsules in a liposomal base in order to decrease side effects and increase efficacy.

Nasal Sprays:

  • VIP (Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide)
  • BEG Spray (Bactroban, Edetate Disodium, Gentamicin)
  • Itraconazole Spray
  • Amphotericin Spray
  • Glutathione Spray
  • And Many More

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

Low Dose Naltrexone can be very useful in Lyme disease for multiple reasons. LDN will decrease autoimmune illness triggered by Lyme and it will also lower cytokine inflammation.

Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (DMSA)

This compound is used to treat lead, mercury, and arsenic poisoning.

Cholestyramine

Cholestyramine is a bile acid sequestering agent. It binds with bile in the gastrointestinal tract forming a complex to prevent its reabsorption; it then gets excreted in the feces. More specifically, Cholestyramine has a net positive charge which allows it to bind to negatively charged bio-toxins found in the bile, allowing them to be excreted.

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