Friday, April 29, 2016

5 Unbeatable Advantages of Compounding

Ideally, your medication should provide your body with the resources it needs to not only survive, but thrive. Having a healthy body is essential in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and we have seen time and time again that a person's physical health is strongly correlated to their overall happiness.

Our compounding pharmacy at the Lake of the Ozarks is dedicated to helping your body achieve and maintain the health it needs for you to lead a healthy, happy life. Keep reading to learn more about some of the distinct advantages that compounding medication offers.

Advantages Of Compounding

1. Your Prescription Is Unique To You
Compounding is more than a medicinal science - it's an art. Standard prescriptions are mass-produced in massive quantities, with little to no thought given to the individual patients who will be taking them. With compounding, on the other hand, each prescription is made specifically for its intended patient. Essentially, compounding fits the medication to the patient (not the other way around).

2. Compounded Medication Causes Fewer Side Effects
Because they are mass-produced with barely any thought given to the unique individuals who will be taking them, standardized prescriptions often cause numerous undesirable side effects. Depending on the specific ingredients used, these side effects can range from slightly annoying to incredibly dangerous. By customizing all medications specifically to each patient's individual needs, our Lake of the Ozarks compounding pharmacy is able to drastically reduce the number of side effects our patients experience.

3. Your Prescription Will Almost Always Remain Available
Massive, multi-million dollar pharmaceutical companies are more concerned with their own profit than they are with the health and well-being of their individual patients. If not enough patients are taking a certain prescription, it becomes unprofitable to continue to mass-produce it and, consequently, it may be taken off the market. Although it may be a smart business decision, it doesn't account for the hundreds of patients who were taking the medication and still in need of it. Fortunately, your Missouri compounding pharmacy may still be able to make the medication you need.

4. Your Prescription Can Come In Several Different Dosage Forms
Maybe your child (or your pet) is sick, but they refuse to take their medicine because they dislike the taste. Maybe you've always had trouble swallowing pills. Maybe the oral pain relievers you're taking are causing unpleasant side effects. When we compound medication, we can make it unique to the patients' needs. Topical pain gels, medicated lollipops, and flavored troches are just a few examples of the different dosage forms we offer.

5. Compounding Pharmacies Are Allergy-Conscious
Standardized medications often contain one or several ingredients that may cause allergic reactions in patients, such as gluten, dyes, preservatives, sugar, and/or lactose. Because they are produced in such huge quantities, the pharmacies cannot accommodate the small percentage of patients who may not be able to take the medication due to allergies. Since compounding pharmacies make all medication unique to each patient, this is rarely (if ever) an issue.

Remember Us For All Your Compounding Needs!

The Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy is honored to get to provide our customers with the medication their bodies need to stay healthy both healthy and happy. We love what we do, and we are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to help our patients in any way that we can. Visit our website at or call us at 573-964-6786 to learn more about how we may be able to help you!

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday, April 18, 2016

Common Headache Causes & Their Cures

Depending on their severity, headaches can range from minor annoyances to debilitating health problems. There are countless different causes for headaches (some more serious than others) but the end result is always the same: the patient is faced with mild to severe head pain that, in extreme cases, may impede daily functioning.

At The Lime in the Coconut Specialty Compounding Pharmacy, we are dedicating our careers to the health and well-being of our valued customers. In this week's blog, we're taking a closer look at some of the different causes of headaches and how you can take steps to counteract them.

Migraine Facts:
SOURCE: Migraine Research Foundation

1. Almost 1 in 4 households in the U.S. includes someone with migraine.

2. Migraines are most common between ages of 25 and 55

3. 18% of women and 6% of men suffer from migraines.

4. Migraines tend to be hereditary; if you parent suffered from them, you may be more likely to get them.

Headache Causes & Cures

CAUSE: Tight Muscles In The Back Of Neck
Tension headaches are the most common type of headaches experienced by adults in the U.S., and often occur when the muscles in the back of the night become tightened. This can stem from a huge variety of different issues, including inadequate sleep/rest, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and poor posture.

CURE: Making Self-Care A Priority
If you are tired of suffering from tension headaches, it's time to make self-care a priority. Set aside time to get more rest, stop taking on additional projects, exercise regularly, and seek treatment if you deem it necessary.

CAUSE: Inflamed Sinuses
Sinus headaches occur when a sinus (nasal passages are a common example) becomes inflamed. This may be the result of allergies, infection, or head cold.

CURE: Medication
Most typically, sinus headaches are best treated by antihistamines, antibiotics, or decongestants. CranioSacral Therapy may also be beneficial.

CAUSE: Too Much Medication
If you have been suffering from a headache for several hours (or days), you're probably trying everything you can to relieve the pain. Unfortunately, taking too many painkillers can also lead to a unique form of headache typically called "rebound headaches."

CURE: Alternative Remedies
If painkillers are having an adverse effect, you may be better off exploring alternative pain relief memories. Our CranioSacral Therapist at the Lake of the Ozarks has been extremely effective at relieving headaches through his gentle manual therapy. 

Trust The Lime In The Coconut With Your Headache Relief!

The many causes of headaches are too varied and complex to discuss in a single article; the few types of headaches we have discussed barely scratch the surface of the many different kinds that plague Americans every day. If you have been battling a chronic headache for years or have recently begun experiencing intermittent headaches, we encourage you to stop by our compounding pharmacy at the Lake of the OzarksOur compounded pain relievers and our CranioSacral Therapy in Lake Ozark MO have both been shown to offer outstanding results. Visit our website to learn more:

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Join Us At The Dogwood Festival Parade!

It's the most beautiful time of year here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Flowers are blooming, trees are covered with bright young leaves, and playgrounds are filled with families eager to get out and enjoy the sunshine. The Dogwood Festival is held every year at this time as a special opportunity to celebrate all that our local community has to offer in the springtime. As active participants in our local community, the Lime in the Coconut Pharmacy is excited to participate in this year's festivities by cruising in the Dogwood Festival Parade. We hope you'll come out and join us!

Dogwood Festival
Lake of the Ozarks

With tons of different attractions spanning several days. the Dogwood Festival is a major annual event at the Lake. Highlights of some of this year's events include...
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Dog Contest
  • Fine Art Display
  • Melodrama
  • Dance Performances
  • Pageants
    • Baby Contest: up to 4 years
    • Little Mr. & Miss Contest: 5-8 years
    • Junior Miss Contest: 9-12 years
    • Teen Miss Contest: 13-15 years
    • Miss Dogwood Festival: 16-22 years
  • Garage Sale
  • Fine Art Display
  • Carnival
  • Craft Show
  • Parade

With so many events and attractions to choose from, you're sure to find something for everyone in the family! Click here for the complete calendar of events.

Spot Morty In The Parade!

The Lime crew and Morty (our company car) will be marching in the parade on Saturday, and we want YOU to join in the festivities! The parade is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 16th. The parade route will wind through downtown Camdenton. Bring camping chairs and be sure to arrive ahead of time so you can get the best seats!

Remember The Lime For All Your Compounding Needs

On behalf of everyone at our compounding pharmacy at the Lake of the Ozarks, we hope you have a wonderful weekend at the Dogwood Festival. If you should ever find yourself in need of compounded medication or if you are unhappy with your current pharmacy's service, we hope you'll keep us in mind! We pride ourselves on making each medication as unique as the customers who purchase them. Check out our website to learn more about our personalized medication at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday, April 8, 2016

Get To Know Cyndie Riffel!

We've said it before and we'll say it again: we're all about fantastic customer relationships here at The Lime in the Coconut Pharmacy! We are proud to have phenomenal staff who are truly dedicated to keeping each and every one of our clients healthy and happy. This week, we'd like to introduce you to the employee who has been with us the longest: Ms. Cyndie Riffel!

1. Where Did You Grow Up?
I grew up in Southwest Iowa, in a town called Burlington.

2. Where Did You Attend School?
I attended Notre Dame High School in Burlington and a year at State Fair.

3. What Brought You To The Lake Of The Ozarks?
We (my now ex-husband and I) moved here when we bought a local business.

4. Who Is Your Family?
I have three children: Lenzie, Ryan, and Alexis. They have blessed me with three beautiful grandchildren: Emerie, Kasen, and Brecken.

5. How Did You Get Started In The Compounding Industry?
During the crushed economy in 2008, I was taking classes at State Fair. There was a notice posted about studying for the pharmacy tech certification. I signed up for it and then applied for the job that was available here at the Lime. The rest, as they say, is history!

Cyndie's grandkids
6. What Is Your Favorite Thing About Your Job?
Everything - but I especially love making something new each day and having such great, caring people to work for and with.

7. What Is Something You Wish Everyone Knew About Compounding?
That it is specialized for each individual's needs, and that there are many different formulas to help with the different situations any individual may be facing.

8. If You Could Travel Anywhere In The World, Where Would You Go And Why?
I have had the opportunity to visit London and England, and I would LOVE to go back. There is so much to see!

9. What Is Something Very Few People Know About You?
This one is a tough one to answer... I'm pretty much an open book!

10. What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do When You're Not At Work?
I love to crochet and spend time with my grandkids.

Feel As Good On The Inside As You Do On The Outside!

111 Crossings West, Suite 6
PO Box 2145
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

(573) 964-6786

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM