Compounded Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is commonly prescribed to ease the symptoms of menopause. However, hormones have a significant effect in each stage of our life, for both men and women. HRT can be prescribed for a variety of conditions:
- Sleep disturbance
- Weight gain
- Decreased libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Post Partum Depression
Pharmacy compounding provides the opportunity for the practitioner to develop a course of treatment precisely designed for each person’s needs. In this way, a course of treatment can be provided that offers the exact amount of hormones needed for each patient, adjusting the dose or combination to suit the bodies needs over time.
The dosage form of each treatment can be tailored to suit an individual patient and their course of treatment. The compounding pharmacist can prepare hormones in a variety of strengths, combinations and dosage forms. For example: capsules; troches (lozenge); sublingual drops; suppositories; topical vaginal gels, creams or foams.