Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
Your body is unique. Why not give it customized therapy?
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) replenishes the hormones your body needs to function that may be diminishing due to the aging process or disease. Bio-Identical Hormones are an alternative to using commercially available and synthetic hormones for hormone replacement therapy. Bio-identical hormones are derived from plant (yam or soy) or other natural sources and have identical chemical structure to those made by the human body.
At the Apex Pharmacy prescription compounding lab we prepare your hormone replacement therapy to your physician's order. One advantage of custom compounded HRT is that it can be adapted to fit your individual hormone levels, unlike the standard commercially available medications. You are a unique individual and your Apex pharmacists will work closely with your doctor to provide the therapy that will be the most beneficial for your unique needs.
The most commonly compounded hormones are progesterone, estrogen and testosterone. The dose of each component can be modified in response to your changing needs and can be created in a variety of formulations based on your preferences.
By using a customized dose of HRT, instead of the “one size fits all" products manufactured by the drug companies, the side effects of hormone therapy can frequently be reduced. The Physician-Pharmacist-Patient relationship is essential in order to provide optimum HRT. However, HRT is only one component of a total wellness program. Proper nutrition and exercise are important too.
Why use natural hormone replacement therapy?
HRT relieves the symptoms of menopause: hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, mood swings, vaginal dryness, loss of concentration and memory, sleep disturbances, and diminished sex drive. HRT also can prevent and reverse osteoporosis and may help protect against neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease and many other aging disorders.
Hormone Replacement Prescription Dosage Types
Prescriptions can be compounded in many dosage forms to accommodate each patient's individual needs including capsules, liquids, suppositories and topical creams. Most compounded prescriptions are completed within 48 hours.
Other prescription dosage forms include:
- Cream – for topical or vaginal use
- Ointment – for topical use
- Gel – for topical use
- Alcohol Gel – for topical use
- Non-Alcohol Gel – for topical or vaginal use
- Troche / lozenge – for sublingual use
- Oil capsule – for oral, vaginal or sublingual use
- Powder capsule – for oral use
- Drop – for sublingual, topical, or vaginal use
- Suppository – for vaginal or rectal use
- Suspension – for rectal use
Compounded Prescriptions at Apex Pharmacy
- A wide range of accepted insurance providers
- Pick-up at our pharmacy
- Easy prescription transfers
- Contact us toll free at 1-800-426-2831