Hormone Replacement Therapy

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)
  • Infertility
  • 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:

Estrogens:

  • Estrone (E1)
  • Estradiol (E2)
  • Estriol (E3)
  • Progesterone
  • Androgens
  • Testosterone
  • 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

Research

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%.