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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. 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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  3. January 09, 2024

    Compounded Liothyronine (T3): What you need to know

    Clinical info on liothyronine

    By Zoom Heaton, RPh., CDCES, ABAAHP, FAAMFM
    Clinical Liaison – Women’s Health
    Revelation Pharma

    Liothyronine is a synthetic form of triiodothyronine (T3), one of the two primary thyroid hormones produced by the thyroid gland. It is commonly used in the treatment of hypothyroidism, a condition characterized by insufficient production of thyroid hormones.

    Clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of liothyronine in improving symptoms and normalizing thyroid hormone levels in patients with hypothyroidism. One study, published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, investigated the effects of liothyronine and levothyroxine (T4) combination therapy versus levothyroxine monotherapy in patients with hypothyroidism. The study found that combination therapy resulted in greater improvements

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  4. January 04, 2024

    High-five for one staffer in 20 Ways

    Shout-out to our own Emily Durham — she’s got an article in the latest edition of Rx Insider’s 20 Ways magazine: (almost) everything you need to know about the new USP Chapter <795> updates. Click here to check it out.

    For non-pharmacists, USP chapters are one of the important ways of ensuring compounded medications are safe, and that compounding pharmacists are always practicing at the tops of their games. Chapters like <795> cover best practices for everything from updated safety protocols to education requirements — and a lot more.

    We’re proud to have Emily’s article in a prominent pharmacy magazine like 20 Ways — just more proof that the Revelation Pharma family has the best and brightest of compounding pharmacy!

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