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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a compounding Pharmacy?

A compounding pharmacy specializes in the art and science of producing personalized medications.

2. Why compound a medication?

Manufactures produce many different medications but frequently patients need a medication that is not manufactured. Pediatric patients may need a liquid from of a medication that is only available as a tablet. Woman may want Bioidentical Hormone Replacement. Men may need Bioidentical Testosterone replacement and pets frequently need customized medications.

3. What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical means biologically the same as found in the body. Estriol, Estradiol, Estrone, Progesterone, DHEA and Testosterone are the hormones produced by the body naturally. Compounded BHRT uses hormones that are chemically identical to those found naturally in the body.

4. Where do Bioidentical Hormones come from?

The precursors are derived from Soy or Yams and are then converted in the laboratory to be chemically identical to the hormones found in the body.

5. How does BHRT compare to commercially available hormones?

Most of the commercially available hormones have been derived from horses to produce conjugated estrogens or have been chemically altered to become a progestin. Neither are Bioidentical to the body.

6. What is Andropause?

Andropause or male menopause is the steady decline of Testosterone and Dehydroepiandrosterone in men as they approach middle age. It can cause many symptoms like low energy, low stamina, depression, insomnia, erectile dysfunction to name a few.

7. Are compounds of high quality?

Compounds are made based on a master formula that list the ingredients needed and steps needed to produce the product. There are many quality control steps during the compounding process ensuring that the compound is of high quality. Compounds are also sent to independent laboratories for testing to verify the quality.

8. Do compounded medications require FDA approval?

Manufactures have to have FDA approval as their products are mass produced and then marketed to patients and doctors to treat various approved conditions and diseases. Compounded medications are produced for an individual patient upon a prescription from that patients doctor and thus do not need FDA approval.

9. How is compounding regulated?

Each State Board of Pharmacy licenses pharmacies and sets and enforces regulations for compounded medications.

10. How are the ingredients in compounds regulated?

The FDA regulates and inspects wholesalers that supply the active ingredients in compounded prescriptions.

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