Moye’s Pharmacy is proud to offer prescription compounding at our Stockbridge location.
Moye’s Compound Lab can compound Bio-Identical (Natural) Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Hormone Replacement Therapy is used to eliminate or reduce various problems and symptoms at different stages of women’s lives, which may include:
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Dysmenorrhea (cramps)
- Postpartum depression/Postnatal illness (PNI)
- Uterine bleeding
- Perimenopausal/postmenopausal symptoms
- Hot Flushes
- Mood swings/drop in energy level
- Reduced libido (sexual desires)
- Vaginal thinning/dryness(painful intercourse)
- Urinary tract infection/Urinary incontinence
- Night sweats
- Mild depression/irritability/anxiety
- Poor concentration/memory lapses
- Insomnia/disturbed sleep
- Heart disease/Arteriosclerosis
- Osteoporosis (bone-density loss)
- Decreasing the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
- Potential for treating Multiple Sclerosis
- Decreasing the risk of Colon/colorectal cancer 3
- Potential for treating Arthritis
What are the Compounded Natural Hormones?
After physical examinations, personal and family medical history analysis, and laboratory testing are considered, your physician will prescribe a precise compound to meet your exact needs. Hormones typically prescribed for BHRT are:
- Estrone (E1)
- Estradiol (E2)
- Estriol (E3)
- Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Often prescribed combinations to re-establish body’s normal physiological balance include:
- Tri-estrogen(Tri-Est) = 80% Estriol + 10% Estradiol + 10% Estrone
- Bi-estrogen = 80% Estriol + 20% Estradiol
According to a study by the Mayo Clinic, women reported an overall 34% increase in satisfaction when used micronized progesterone as apposed to their previously used synthetic progesterone. They also reported a 50% improvement in hot flushes, 47% in anxiety and 42% in depression levels. 4-5
Immediate-release dosage forms might cause unwanted side effects due to producing a higher peak blood level of hormones. Slow-release capsules could be prepared to dampen high peaks and low valleys to prolong absorption over several hours to enable less-dosing and improve results.
A 1999 study showed women who have had PMS to have a higher chance of developing postpartum depression and those who have had postpartum depression once have over 60% chance of developing it again after another pregnancy. Preventive progesterone treatments can reduce the recurrence to less than 10%.