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  1. February 27, 2024

    A Guide to Writing a Compounded Prescription for Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

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    Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a treatment option widely prescribed for patients experiencing various symptoms related to hormonal imbalances. Compounded prescriptions for HRT allow healthcare practitioners to tailor medications specific to individual patient’s needs, providing a more personalized approach to therapy. This blog will guide practitioners through writing a compounded prescription for Hormone Replacement Therapy to ensure optimal patient care and treatment outcomes.

    1. Patient Assessment

    Before writing a compounded prescription for HRT, it is critical to conduct

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  2. February 27, 2024

    Oral testosterone: What you need to know

    Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is an important piece in the management of aging and overall health for men from their early adulthood to their golden years. The understanding of testosterone and testicular function has been pursued for thousand of years. The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Chinese used castration to create soldiers, harem guards, and infertile sexual partners. (1) This illustrates a long-standing interest in what we know today about testosterone, the endocrine system, and reproductive systems. This led to the consumption of animal testes and testicular extracts to promote fertility and strength. (2,3)

    By the 1930s, our technology and knowledge allowed for extraction and synthesis of testosterone compounds for patient use. (4,5,6) The use of testosterone injections and implanted testosterone pellets became therapeutic options for treating patients with

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  3. February 02, 2024

    Revelation celebrates National Wear Red Day!

    The Revelation Pharma family was proud to celebrate National Wear Red Day — a day to remind people of the importance of heart health. Considernig that more than half of Americans don't know that heart disease is the country's leading cause of death, that's important!

     

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  4. January 30, 2024

    Ketamine ain’t esketamine

    Ketamine’s been in the news a lot as a potential treatment for depression, PTSD, and more. It’s not FDA-approved (yet), but its cousin esketamine is approved for treating some forms of depression.

    That gets confusing, especially among lay people who don’t realize how important those extra two letters are. (Consider how you’d feel if you landed in Kansas instead of Arkansas, especially during tornado season.)

    Luckily, the good folks at Medscape have a great overview of the differences between ketamine and esketamine, including how they’re delivered, what they’re approved for, and the issues popping up as clinics offer “treatment” that could be ineffective, dangerous, or somewhere in between.

    While ketamine and esketamine are chemically related, they are very distinct in terms of their chemical compositions, the FDA-approved indications, dosing, and administration, as well as the level of study and data

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