Pharmaceutical Compounding 101
Custom-formulated prescription medications.
Most of the medicines people take are mass-produced by large drug manufacturers from around the world. This system allows for consistent, efficient production of large quantities of medication. But sometimes a one-size- fits-all approach isn’t best. At Riverside Village Pharmacy, we make custom-formulated prescription medications for our patients’ individual needs. We’ll work with your provider to determine what is most suitable for you, then prepare it by hand in our compounding lab.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Replacing hormones with hormones.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy supports your health by using hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones produced by your body. These hormones include estrogens (estriol, estradiol, and estrone), progesterone, and testosterone. Bioidentical hormones are used to treat many conditions, including hormone imbalance and menopausal symptoms.
Our laboratory sources hormones from plants like yam and soy, and we use only the highest quality ingredients for our products. We dispense hormone creams in an easy-to-use pump for a more convenient, consistent application. You’ll find our prices are very competitive, and we offer free shipping to the continental US for those outside our area.
Conventional hormone replacement involves chemicals that are engineered to trick your body’s systems. In large research studies like the Women’s Health Initiative, it has been found that these synthetic hormone-like drugs increase your risk for serious problems, like heart attack, stroke, and certain types of cancer.
Bioidentical hormones are the same as your own, so they are potentially safer to use than conventional hormone replacement. By restoring your body’s hormone levels, bioidentical hormones support a natural balance for a healthier you.
Teaming up for your health.
Your doctor will usually perform a test with your blood or saliva and use the information to prescribe your medicine.
Because every person’s needs are different, the doses of bioidentical hormones are customized for each patient. Then, we prepare the medication in our compounding lab specifically for you.
Our Compounding Lab
Better equipment, better results.
In our state-of-the-art compounding lab, we use only pure USP and FDA-approved ingredients. With our professional-grade equipment, we’ll take the time to make sure your medication is made to a high standard.
Under a microscope, the difference is clear. The traditional method of compounding a medicated cream results in an uncomfortable, inconsistent product. Our cream is reduced to a 5-micron particulate size with our industry-grade ointment mill. You’ll notice the smooth texture, and the medicine will work like it was meant to.
Right medicine, right price.
Because pharmaceutical compounds aren’t generally covered by prescription insurance, many patients can’t afford medicines from other compounding pharmacies.
We know that the cost of health care is an important issue for our patients. We work to keep our compound prescription prices low, so more of our patients have access to the medicines they need.
Read more about compounding pharmacies, compounding pharmacists, and compounded medications from the following organizations:
- American Pharmacists Association
- International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists
- US Food & Drug Administration
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
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