Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Compounding pharmacists are meeting the needs of peri-menopausal and menopausal women and men (andropause) by use of bio-identical hormones. These hormones are appealing to patients because they help to mend a hormonal balance with hormones that are identical to those produced in the human body.

A compounding pharmacist can tailor a hormone regimen, which mimics what a female’s body has been doing for the past 50 years or so. All women are not the same; therefore, a compounding pharmacist can add value by preparing the medication to “fit” the patient with the appropriate dosage strength and form. For male patients, supplementation of basic hormone testosterone has shown to be an effective treatment for most men experiencing andropause.

The compounding pharmacist, working in triad with the patient and her physician, can start and maintain bio-identical hormone replacement.