Costa Mesa Compounding Pharmacy located in Orange County, CA provides professional and personal care like that of an old-fashioned pharmacy, while staying on the cutting edge of technology with state-of-the-art computers and a compounding laboratory.
We specialize in working closely with physicians to compound customized medications for you. Whether you are a patient looking for discontinued medications, a hospice or geriatric patient, or a veterinarian or pet owner with unique needs, we can help. The possibilities are endless. Not only can we compound the forms with which you are most familiar (solutions, suspensions, suppositories, and creams); our pharmacists can prepare lozenges, sprays, transdermal preparations, powders, otic insufflations, lollipops, oral rinses, popsicles, urethral inserts, inhalations, etc.
To find information on our web site, simply select from the main categories at the top of each page, or choose sub-categories from the left menu. We also invite you to to directly access additional resources, documentation, and updates from us. Be sure to check out our new Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Andropause sections.Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Below are some resources and articles concerning Biodentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, commonly referred to as BHRT.
Overview of BHRT According to the North American Menopause Society, there are approximately 4,900 women entering menopause everyday, with a total of over 40 million menopausal women in the United States. It was estimated that 15 to 38 percents of these menopausal or post-menopausal women were on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) of conventional or synthetic hormones, such as Premarin or Prempro. That was over 8 million women taking synthetic hormones daily 1. However, criticism of the use of conventional HRT has increased among gynecologists, and patients often refuse that treatment because they fear the side effects of therapy, such as breast cancer, coronary heart disease, and venous thromboembolism. As a result, more women are interested and willing to take Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) instead of conventional HRT. Download the full article.
Overview of Estrogen Natural estrogens are made from soybeans. These estrogens can be used as a single agent or in combination for replacement therapy due to menopause, ovarian failure or for women who have had a hysterectomy with removal of their ovaries. They can be taken po, sublingual or dissolved in the cheek pocket, rubbed into the skin, inserted vaginally or apply transdermally. The advantage of the transdermal, vaginal or sublingual routes is that the dose can be lower than the oral dose because there is no first pass effect by the liver. However, the disadvantages of patches are skin irritation and sometimes they won’t stick, and the taste or time it takes to dissolve a sublingual lozenges. Get more information.
Overview of Progesterone Progesterone is a steroid hormone that prepares the uterus for the reception and development of the fertilized egg. It is a precursor for estrogen but conveys its own unique message to the cell. It directs cells to slow their growth and mature normally while estrogen directs cells to grow and multiply. In the other word, progesterone controls and modifies the message of estrogen. Progesterone is produced by a woman’s corpus luteum after her ovulation. Get the details.
Overview of Testosterone Replacement for Women According to the Gallup survey conducted by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) in 1995, there were only 5 % of the women knew that their bodies make “androgens” and that production of these hormones declines after menopause. Today, increasing numbers of peri- and postmenopausal women are approaching their healthcare providers with questions about testosterone deficiency and supplementation. More info.
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