Hormone Replacement

Customedica is your hormone replacement specialist.

Compounded hormone replacement therapy from Customedica contains only the highest quality components available and we are confident you will notice the difference.

We also offer private consultations concerning your hormone therapy, custom dosages, and even unique ways to administer your therapy.

Whether you are a woman experiencing the symptoms of menopause, or a man that realizes a decrease in energy, think of Customedica as your solution.

Hormone Replacement Consultations

We offer private consultations and will work with your current provider to help you find the best available therapy.  Our pharmacist Michael Bledsoe R.Ph. is a specialist in this area and his recommendations are valued by many practitioners.

If you would like to set up an appointment with Michael…
please call us at (208) 939-8008.

We also request that you print the patient evaluation form below, fill it out and fax it back to us at (208) 938-1067. This evaluation form will remain private and is used only as a clinical tool to help us make our recommendations.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be used therapeutically for many conditions. The most common condition that warrants the use of HRT is menopause. HRT can also be used in men, as the male hormone testosterone decreases with age.

What is menopause?

Menopause and the years leading to menopause can cause symptoms that can greatly affect a woman’s quality of life. During this time, the female sex hormones (estrogen and progesterone) start to decline and the body behaves differently. Eventually women stop having periods altogether. Replacing these “low” hormones can help alleviate the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, libido issues, irritability, mood changes, and insomnia.

What is “bio-identical” hormone replacement?

The terms “bio-identical” or “natural” hormone replacement have lost some favor with healthcare professionals as they can be misleading.
Historically, “bio-identical” hormones referred to the hormone replacement products made by compounding pharmacies. These pharmacies, like Customedica, purchase these hormones and make them into various dosage forms, such as creams or capsules. Bio-identical refers to the fact that these hormones are made to be chemically identical to the hormones our bodies make. These hormones are chemically derived from compounds occurring naturally in plants such as soy and yams, but some chemical alterations are done which is why the term “natural” isn’t 100% accurate.

The alternative was to supplement with hormones is by “synthetic” or “commercially available” hormones. These are branded products made by large pharmaceutical corporations. These synthetic hormones have altered chemical structures when compared to our naturally occurring hormones. These alterations allow the chemical to be patented, which is why larger companies prefer to make these altered hormones.

Why is the term “bio-identical” losing favor?

It is important to note that although compounded hormones may not be referred to as “bio-identical” much longer, they are identical to the hormones our bodies make. After receiving a letter from one of the largest synthetic hormone manufacturers, the FDA has asked that the term “bio-identical” be used with caution. The FDA feels that the term “bio-identical” can be misleading, although the reason why is largely unknown. The FDA feels that by calling a hormone bio-identical you are calling it safer. This may or may not be the case. Only in conjunction with a team including yourself, a physician, and a specialized pharmacist can you decide which therapy is right for you.

How do I get a prescription for hormone replacement?

A prescription is required for the vast majority of hormone replacement products. Please come visit with us about practitioners that may suit your needs. We also offer private consultation visits, where we can discuss your symptoms, go over labs, and recommend therapy to your current physician if they are willing. Many prescriptions for hormone replacement are written by OB-GYN’s, as they are commonly seen for symptoms associated with low hormone levels. Many practitioners specialize and feel comfortable prescribing compounded hormone replacement therapy. We can help you find the practitioner that will best suit you.

How do I take this product?

This is one of the biggest benefits in using compounded hormone replacement therapy. Many ways exist by which you can take in the hormone. You are not limited to what a manufacturer makes. We can put hormones in creams, capsules, lozenges, sub-lingual drops, suppositories, rapid-dissolve tablets, and many more forms. The possibilities are almost endless. Each dosage form has unique advantages as well as disadvantages. With all the possibilities we can help you find the perfect product.