Compounding is like baking a cake from scratch. First, you have to have all of the right ingredients. Then you have to combine them in the correct order and in the correct amounts. Next, proper mixing of the ingredients ensures that the batter is uniform throughout. Finally, the cake is made into its final form (by baking) and the final touches (icing) are added to make it look just right.
At Collier Compounding we prepare medications from “scratch.” We take bulk ingredients and measure them very carefully to ensure the correct strength. Next, those ingredients are used to make custom creams or gels or placed into capsules or used to form suppositories. The final preparation is then packaged so that it may be easily used by the patient.
In essence, a compounded medication is like a personalized cake made for a specific person…You!
What Services Are Offered At Collier Compounding?
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, decreased energy and low libido – These are just some of the symptoms of hormone imbalance that millions of women experience on a daily basis. Most women’s bodies naturally transition from the reproductive years to the post reproductive years. Some women pass through this stage of life with few symptoms, while for other’s it can be debilitating. Symptoms can often begin early during Perimenopause (typically between the ages of 40-50) and can last well into Menopause (the time after your final menstrual period). Proper hormone balance can help reduce or eliminate these symptoms and get you back to feeling like yourself again.
Our method often includes the use of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). BHRT is a process of restoring and maintaining hormone balances with hormones that are biologically identical to the ones produced by our body. Bioidentical hormones have been available and used in hormone treatments for decades. They can be custom compounded to match your unique needs and body chemistry, instead of the “one size fits all” approach used with off-the-shelf hormones. We use saliva testing to give us a clear picture of what your hormones are doing in your body. For more information about hormone saliva testing, read our article, “What is a Saliva Test?”.
At Collier Compounding, our expertly trained hormone specialists can help you navigate through the complex world of hormone balance. We understand that no two women are exactly alike, and it is our goal to take a customized approach to your health. We offer a Personal Consultation Process that is designed to address your individual concerns in a one-on-one setting with our hormone specialist. Time will be spent discussing the results of your saliva test, the symptoms you are experiencing, where your individual imbalances are occurring, and what our plan is to begin restoring your hormone balance.
We also believe in using a team approach when it comes to treating a patient and will communicate our plan to your doctor so that everyone is on the same page and working towards the same goal. We rely on your physician’s approval before we can compound your prescription.
If you want to learn more about areas of hormone balance, click here to explore our Pharmatalk section. Use our search feature to find helpful articles that will address your questions.
If you are ready to begin your path to hormone restoration, click here to learn how.
Guys often have trouble admitting something is wrong. Not you, but those other guys, right? In no area is this a more common occurrence than when it comes to health concerns. Sometimes guys don’t want to admit they’re getting older or that they just don’t feel the same. As men age, they can experience symptoms like decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, depressed mood, and fatigue. Rather than accepting this as the “new normal” let’s see what can be done about it!
Low testosterone is often a common cause of these symptoms, however, at Collier Compounding we understand that these symptoms can also be caused by imbalances in other areas of men’s hormone health. To learn more about the complete male hormone panel, click here.
We offer a unique consultation designed for men that may be experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance (also known as Andropause). We typically use a saliva test to take a complete look at your testosterone and some other related hormone levels to get a clear picture of where you are. We can also provide a recommended lab profile list to take to your doctor if you prefer to complete labs in your doctor’s office. Once we receive your lab values, one of our expertly trained pharmacists will meet with you to discuss your test results and the symptoms you’re experiencing.
Following your consultation, our pharmacist will develop a recommendation for your doctor to review. We offer multiple dosing options for different therapies to treat male hormone imbalance including Testosterone therapy and erectile dysfunction. Once approved by your doctor, we can get you back on the road to balance.
To learn more about the symptoms and causes of Andropause, click here.
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If you have some questions first, explore our Pharmatalk section to learn more, or give us a call at (479) 935-4336.
Other Compounding Applications
Collier Compounding works with patients and physicians to compound specialized medications for those suffering either chronic or temporary pain.
We prepare both oral and topical medications for pain relief. We can also customize the dosage form to meet your specific needs. For example, a specially prepared medication may combine several medications into a single topical cream. Compounded creams applied directly to the affected area can block pain at the nerve source.
Compounding can provide valuable pain relief for those with drug interactions, allergies, or require an alternate method of delivery due to a conflicting medical condition.
You shouldn’t have to live in pain. Let Collier Compounding work with your physician to treat your pain effectively so you can get on living your life.
We understand the special needs of hospice care. We work with hospice staff and your physician to find the best option for treatment.
Compounding for hospice care includes specific products to improve quality of life such as oral and topical medications. We can also customize dosage forms to best suit the condition of the patient.
Our knowledgeable and caring staff can help your family through this difficult period. Let us find the best solution to make living easier for you and your loved ones.
Pets come in different sizes and have different biological systems. It’s important that they get the proper medications in the proper dosage. We work with your veterinarian to make sure your pet gets the medicine they need while you are not inconvenienced.
Through veterinary compounding we can provide medications in a form which is easier to administer to your pet than a pill, capsule, or injection, such as a trans-dermal gel. We can also flavor many medications to improve the taste such as tuna or fish flavor for cats, and beef or chicken flavor for dogs.
We have provided compounding for a wide variety of animals including cats, dogs, birds, guinea pigs, and horses. So no matter how exotic, if your pet needs medication, we’re here to help.
Veterinary compounding allows you to give your pet the exact dosage required in a dosage form that is most beneficial to you and to your pet.