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What is compounding?

Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are made based on a practitioner’s prescription in which individual ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the patient and the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs. Whether that need is a certain strength, dosage form, flavor, or allergy requirement our pharmacists are able to find a solution.

Our pharmacists are able to find solutions for:

  • Pain Management
  • Hormone Replacement for Women
  • Hormone Replacement for Men
  • Adrenal/Thyroid
  • Palliative Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Podiatry (Foot Care)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary
  • Unavailable Medications

Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a growing practice in pharmacy compounding, in which specialized pharmacists prepare customized medications for patients, by prescription order, when a practitioner determines that an off-the-shelf medication is not appropriate for the patient. HRT is most often prescribed to ease the symptoms of menopause, but it also can be used to treat a variety of conditions that women of all ages may experience, including:

  • Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Moodiness
  • Post-partum depression
  • Endometriosis
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Night sweats
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Infertility
  • Weight gain
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Hot flashes
  • Decreased libido
  • Vaginal dryness

These conditions affect millions of women. As the number of women seeking hormone-related treatment has grown, so has the mass production of pills, patches and creams by the drug industry. However, each woman’s body is different and has its own unique needs, but commercially manufactured products tend to be “one-size-fits-all,” and do not always account for the differences between individuals.

Working closely with a woman and her healthcare provider, a compounding pharmacist can help a woman start and maintain a hormone replacement regimen that brings her hormones back into balance and closely mimics what her body has been doing naturally for years. With a healthcare provider’s prescription, the pharmacist can prepare hormones in a variety of strengths and dosage forms, including capsules, suppositories, topical or vaginal creams, gels, and foams, sublingual drops or troches.

Once the therapy is begun, the pharmacist will continue to work with the woman and her prescriber to make sure the HRT is working correctly, adjusting the dosage if necessary, ensuring that the medication is just right for her body.

How to get started

Contact our compounding pharmacist and let us figure out a solution to your healthcare needs through a compounded product. Our pharmacist will work with you and your physician to create a product just right to meet your needs.

Consultations on Hormone Replacement Therapy with our compounding pharmacist are available by appointment. At this appointment the pharmacist will go over your symptoms and perform a saliva test to confirm the exact hormones your body needs more of. Our pharmacist then relays those results to your physician to obtain a prescription order for hormone replacement.

For Practitioners - How to write for a compound order

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