Specialty Disease States Treated

Carteret Pharmacy is proud to service our community through customized, all-inclusive care plans for a variety of chronic conditions.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the digestive tract. It limits daily activity with symptoms such as nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and weakness. At Carteret Pharmacy, we are committed to helping you by working along with your doctor to find the best treatment.

We are here to help our patients understand and manage their disease. Our pharmacists will help you break down the barriers that keep you from enjoying each day with easy access to the medications you need.

Therapeutic options depend upon the disease location, severity, and complications.

The team at Carteret will help you explore all your medical options, identify potentially serious side effects, and provide ongoing support.

Crohn’s Disease Referral Form for Providers

 

Dermatology

Psoriasis affects many Americans and here at Carteret Pharmacy, we have a knowledgeable team dedicated to helping you every step of the way.

It is believed that psoriasis occurs when the immune system overreacts. Although this disease does mainly affect the skin, psoriasis is actually classified as an autoimmune disorder.

Stress, the climate, dry skin, infection, and even taking certain medications can trigger flares. Avoiding things that cause your psoriasis to flare can help, but people with this disease may still have patches of dry scaling skin. There are many treatments available today. Typically, treatment will start with creams or lotions, but occasionally psoriasis patients need to consult with their physician to explore a different combination of treatment options.

Treatment options are not commonly seen in your local pharmacy. At Carteret Pharmacy, we regularly stock these treatments and we are available to answer any questions you may have.

Dermatology Referral Form for Providers

 

Multiple Sclerosis

No two people experience MS exactly the same way, it is important you find a treatment to slow the progression of the disease. At Carteret, we are committed to helping you by working along with your doctor to find the best treatment.

This disease affects the central nervous system, where there are cells that deliver messages back and forth to the brain. These messages travel on a path that is protected the myelin sheath. When a person has MS, this myelin becomes inflamed and disrupts the flow of messages. The type of symptoms a person experiences varies depending upon where the disruption occurs. The damaged caused by inflammation are referred to as lesions. The number of lesions (damage caused by the inflammation) in addition to their location usually determines the severity of the disease & symptoms.

Multiple Sclerosis Referral Form for Providers

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Since Rheumatoid Arthritis affects so many people in the United States it is imperative that treatment is carefully considered so symptoms can be controlled and joint damage can be avoided. At Carteret Pharmacy we are devoted to helping you throughout your course of treatment.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is considered an autoimmune disease in which the body mistakes healthy tissue as a foreign substance. The body assumes it is harmful which causes inflammation, creating stiffness and pain in the affected joints.

Rheumatoid Arthritis usually starts in smaller joints such as fingers. Symptoms come and go and can vary in severity. Flares (periods when the disease is active) can last anywhere from days to months. If left untreated, it can cause joints to become deformed and shift out of place. Although RA mainly affects the joints, it can also affect other parts of the body such as your eyes, mouth, heart, lungs.

Treatment options are not commonly seen in your local pharmacy. At Carteret Pharmacy, we regularly stock these treatments and we are available to answer any questions you may have.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Referral Form for Providers

 

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a contagious disease of the liver, which can be acute or chronic. It is a serious disease which can be life threatening if not treated.

Symptoms typically occur within 6-7 weeks of exposure to the disease and may include: fever, fatigue, abdominal pain, dark urine, joint pain, and jaundice. There are many treatment options available including new oral therapies.

Disease management is important to ensure successful outcomes. Treatment options are not commonly seen in your local pharmacy.

At Carteret Pharmacy, we regularly stock these treatments and we are available to answer any questions you may have.

Hepatitis C Referral Form for Providers