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Hormone Replacement Therapies Designed for You

Hormonal problems come in many forms and they can strike both men and women. Compounded pharmaceuticals can bring welcome relief, because treatment is customized for your particular needs.

Infertility and menopause
The female reproductive system is an amazing example of nature’s ability to engineer miracles. When everything is in tune, the result is often the miracle of birth, but hormonal imbalance can affect everything from mental acuity, attitude, changes in physical appearance, and how well the body’s different systems function, i.e. infertility. Doctors often talk about boosting estrogen or progesterone in an attempt to find hormonal balance. Customized topical creams made through compounding, but without unnecessary additives or harsh chemicals, can be an easier and more natural approach to treatment and getting hormones levels balanced.

When you reach an age where your body slows its production of hormones, and menopause is looming on the horizon, it can be a frustrating time of life. And as with all things, while women in menopause no longer have to deal with monthly mood swings, bloating, and their menstrual cycle, there are new problems: hot flashes, loss of libido, dryness, and sleep problems, among others. Some women prefer to take a wait and see attitude when it comes to hormone replacement, while others want to start therapy at the first sign of “the Change.” Either way, compounded hormone replacement that is tailored to your specific and individual needs, versus traditional hormone replacement that is many times a “one-size-fits all” approach, can help wherever you fall on the treatment curve.

Male “Menopause”
Technically, it can’t be menopause because men do not have a cessation of menses; however, men do deal with hormone imbalances as they get older. This much slower process of decreasing testosterone is often ignored. Men suffer in silence with thinning hair, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, and yes, mood swings. When you feel like things are changing, pay attention – they probably are!

Talk to your doctor and work with a compounding pharmacy
Hormone replacement therapy can be confusing; what’s the difference between estrogen and progesterone; or bi-estrogen and tri-estrogen? How can testosterone make a difference? Your doctor can help you figure out what you need and how much. Our job is to create it in a dosage and form that work for you.
Indianapolis is a big place with a lot of choices, but Nora Apothecary is the perfect combination of caring professionals and experience; you can trust that your compounded prescriptions are made with the highest quality assurance standards around. We care about your needs as an individual and as a customer. We’ll work with your doctor to make sure you’re getting everything you need from your medication.

Whether you’re trying to have a family, are beyond childbearing years, or looking to maintain a normal active lifestyle, and your hormones are making it difficult, talk to your doctor and bring your compounded prescriptions to us. We’ve been serving the Indianapolis area since 1962, and we’d love to serve you.

custom compounding for hormone replacement

Custom Compounding for Hormonal Replacement Therapy

For many women, the middle years can be a time of frustrating hormonal fluctuations that leave them feeling mentally and physically drained and tired. The good news is that women don’t have to suffer through this life period without help. Hormone replacement therapy has long been used to help alleviate these symptoms.

What are some of the signs that a woman should look into hormone replacement therapy?

She underwent a hysterectomy before menopause.

Having a hysterectomy before menopause unfortunately means that a woman is significantly more likely to need hormone replacement therapy.


She is suffering from low libido and vaginal dryness.

Contrary to widespread myths, there is no need for women to lose their sex lives due to hormonal fluctuations caused by menopause.


She finds herself dealing with hot flashes and insomnia.

A few hot flashes are normal, but if a woman is being debilitated by them, and they are causing insomnia, then hormonal replacement therapy might be in order.


Significant mood swings, anxiety or depression become part of life.

Women may experience changes in mood with the onset of menopause, but if a woman experiences depression and/or anxiety symptoms that disrupt her daily life, hormonal replacement therapy may be needed.


Any woman experiencing the symptoms described above, or experiencing a lower quality of life due to menopausal symptoms, may find it useful to look into hormonal therapy options.

However, every woman’s hormonal levels and needs are unique, and mass-produced medication therapies do not serve every woman’s needs. This is where custom compounding for hormone replacement comes in. Every woman’s level of hormonal imbalance is different, and a compounding pharmacist will work with the patient and her doctor to create custom hormonal therapy treatments tailor-made for that patient to help address symptoms caused by fluctuating hormones during menopause. Many treatment options are offered, including progesterone, triestrogen, biestrogen, testosterone, DHEA, and thyroid hormones.

A good compounding pharmacy will offer custom hormonal therapy medications in a variety of forms, including capsules, sublingual drops and troches, suppositories, mini-suppositories, vaginal creams, and topical creams. This makes it easy for a woman to choose a method that is both comfortable and effective. Nora Apothecary, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one such pharmacy that understands the importance of personalized care and meeting the unique needs of each individual patient. Nora Apothecary creates custom medications as unique as the patient herself.

Custom compounding for hormonal replacement therapy can help women navigate the difficult parts of hormone imbalance with grace and health, and offers the perfect solution for any woman who wants to work with her doctor to create a hormonal therapy treatment plan tailored to the specific needs of her body.