Bio-identical hormones are derived from diosgenin, which is sourced from Mexican yams and then converted into human hormones. They need to be prescribed by a doctor and bespoke prescriptions are designed for each individual patient.
Compounding is the mixing together of active ingredients in precise measured dosages as prescribed by a doctor,made specifically to treat an individual patient’s needs.
All ingredients used in Specialist Pharmacy compounded products are approved by the FDA and MHRA.
The base that we use for our creams contains ingredients that are commonly found in UK medicines and dermatological products such as moisturisers and emollients. It is supplied to us by a reputable, well known manufacturer in Germany, which complies to EU law.
The lozenge base contains a natural sweetener, Stevia, which is an FDA-approved sweetener and comes from the leaves of a plant. Various flavours are available to suit your palette. Please ask your doctor or Specialist Pharmacy customer services when ordering your medication.
12 months for transdermal creams, 6 months for capsules, lozenges, hair tonics and facial creams. If there is a different expiry date due to medication ingredients, the expiry date will be issued on the medication. Always check the expiry date in case it differs.
Apply the cream to clean, dry skin, for approximately 1 minute, preferably the thin skin on the inside of the forearm or inner thigh. The cream will take 30 minutes to absorb so please refrain from applying anything further during this time. Should you need to apply sunscreen please do so 30 minutes after you’ve applied your hormone cream.
Lozenges should be stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and humidity. If you are travelling to a hot country it is best to purchase a medication cooler bag (most online and high street chemists stock these) to store your medication in. The lozenges will also maintain stability in the fridge.
Creams should be stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and humidity. Our creams can maintain stability in temperatures of up to 45 Degrees Celsius so you don’t have to put them in the fridge or a cooler bag, however, you should keep them out of direct sunlight.
We only share information if this is requested by your GP.
Depending on the personalised medication that has been prepared for you, each hormone prescription usually averages between £1-£3 per day.
No. It is the responsibility of the patient to see their doctor at the appropriate time for regular check-ups, and to ensure there is enough repeat medication before running out.
The pharmacy is open between 9-5.30 Monday – Friday. You can call and leave a message outside of those hours and we will call you back during opening hours. You can alternatively email us with your query on email@example.com.
We accept payment by all major credit and debit cards. We cannot accept payment by any other form, including bank transfer.
The Specialist Pharmacy does not offer refunds on medication, in line with the General Pharmaceutical Council guidance, please visit the terms and conditions for more information. If you have repeats remaining, you can pay for the next prescription, or alternatively contact your doctor and they can issue a replacement prescription order.
It is important to maintain dosage in accordance with your prescription. If you do miss a dose, you should take it as soon you remember. However, if it is nearly time for your next dose, you should wait to continue from the next dosage date.
You can return your medication to any NHS local community pharmacy who will dispose of it for you. By law we have an obligation to dispose of unused medication however you can send us your unused /out of date medication for safe disposal.