College Pharmacy – Colorado Compounding Pharmacy
Since 1974, the College Pharmacy difference has been quality, innovation, and experience. For over 35 years, their experienced pharmacists have collaborated with patients and healthcare practitioners to provide innovative solutions for health and wellness success. Their compounding expertise includes bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, natural thyroid formulations, environmental medicine, chelation therapy, Mesotherapy, age management, aesthetic medicine formulations, pain management, and discontinued medications. The range of services that they offer customers is surpassed only by their years of compounding experience. As one of the most experienced and comprehensive compounding centers in the U.S., they are proud to work with practitioners and patients Nationwide!
At Colorado Compounding Pharmacy, experience makes the difference. College Pharmacy’s comprehensive compounding experience and state-of-the-art facility allows them to compound both traditional and advanced dosage forms. College Pharmacy’s compounding practices are both USP 795 and 797 compliant, and their testing protocol includes Potency, Sterility, Endotoxin, and fungal testing. Their Class 100 clean room enables them to produce the highest quality formulations that are potent, stable, and sterile. One of the advantages of using College Pharmacy to fill prescription needs is the variety of dosage forms available. While traditional oral routes of administration are available, advanced dosage forms may increase compliance and treatment efficacy.
College Pharmacy & Bioidentical Hormones
College Pharmacy is a Colorado Compounding Pharmacy that uses high quality forms of compounded bio-identical hormones that are safe and effective. The pharmacy will tailor prescriptions and give patients minimal dosages to supplement their hormonal imbalances. Bio-identical hormones are mirror images of the hormones produced in the human body, and they exactly mimic their structure and function. For this reason, most people can easily metabolize them and they can become active in the human body to help support immunity and overall health. Compounded bio-identical hormones do not usually produce side effects, and people can enjoy the benefits of hormone supplementation without reaping harmful consequences.
Because hormones control thousands of functions in the human body, it is important to make sure levels are exactly balanced. When hormones fall out of synch, several issues can arise, and many of these issues are related to aging. Often men going through andropause and women going through perimenopause or menopause experience a wide variety of health issues. Symptoms that include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, anxiety, joint pain, increased inflammation, fatigue, weight gain, depression, anxiety, reduced stamina and endurance, sadness, bloating, and water retention can result from deficient hormones. Supplementing compounded bio-identical estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone can help to reduce these symptoms.
Compounded bio-identical hormones can also supplement thyroid or adrenal imbalances, which can improve energy, sex hormone production, and metabolism. These can be improved with the supplementation of bio-identical cortisol, Thyroid hormone, and DHEA. Many people have been able to reduce body fat, improve energy, increase metabolism, improve immune function, and reduce joint pain or inflammation with compounded forms of bio-identical hormones.
Bio-identical hormones can be dosed to fit individual needs, and there are many delivery methods. Some of the delivery methods and dosages of College Pharmacy Compounds include:
Specialty Dosage Forms include:
Fused Pellet Implants
Pellets are inserted subcutaneously every 3 to 5 months, and this method of delivery provides a constant flow of hormone levels. Pellet implant formulations include Estradiol, Testosterone, Biest, Pregnenolone, Progesterone, DHEA, Testosterone, and Anastrozole.
Lipid Matrix Sublingual Tablets
Sublingual tablets are conveniently placed under the tongue for sublingual absorption and are not subject to first-pass metabolism by the liver, which reduces the medication’s potency.
With this delivery method, the skin acts as a reservoir, slowly releasing hormones from its microcirculation into the main circulation continuously over a 24-hour period. This gel is extremely hypoallergenic and compliance is very good due to its common once-a-day dosing.
Traditional Dosage Forms Include:
- PLO Gel
- Thick Gel
- Topical Creams
- Oral Capsules
- Oil-Filled Capsules
- Vaginal Suppositories
- Vaginal Creams
Combination Dosing of Hormones
Hormones can be compounded into a gel, cream, sublingual tablet, or capsule, and they can be combined into a convenient single-dose prescription.
Gels are available in an airless metered pump bottle or an adapt-a-cap bottle and syringe. Creams are available in the Topi-Click™ Dispenser, jars, and pre-filled syringes.
Free College Pharmacy Bioidentical Hormone Consultations
Contact College Pharmacy for a FREE BHRT consultation with one of the consulting pharmacists specializing in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). The pharmacists will provide patients with a hormone self-assessment questionnaire. Together, patients and the pharmacist can review the self-assessment questionnaire and discuss the patient’s options. The pharmacist may suggest appropriate saliva or blood tests to check current hormone levels. Patients will then receive a personalized recommendation for BHRT, which can be given to them or faxed directly to their healthcare practitioner. A prescription from a licensed healthcare practitioner is required for all compounded bio-identical hormone prescriptions.
800-775-4902 Ext. 173 to learn more about Compound Medications or to speak to a College Pharmacy Pharmacist to ask any questions you may have.