There are two major problems associated with the thyroid gland; hyperthyroidism (when the gland is overactive) and hypothyroidism (when the gland is underactive). Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder which affects about 6-10% of women while hyperthyroidism affects about 2% of women. The signs and symptoms of the two thyroid disorders can present themselves in different and in most cases opposing ways. Below are the main symptoms for each.

For optimal thyroid replacement therapy, a combination of both T3 and T4 may be used

Another thyroid replacement therapy is Thyroid Extract.

Note; if a patient finds inadequate responses to his/her current thyroxine treatment, he/she should discuss it with his/her GP.

We prepare custom compounded medications for children to help treat a variety of conditions including headlice, nappy rash, skin disorder and oral thrush. In consultation with your healthcare provider, we can develop medications in alternative dosage forms and flavours that can be easily administered in the exact dose for your child’s age and weight. Compounded medications are a great solution for children with allergies and dietary sensitivities and for those who have difficulty swallowing capsules or tablets.

Every human being is unique in his/her own way with different tastes and preferences and so are you. What this means is that at times not all the commercially manufactured medications are fit for you. Medication is not available in your optimal strength or flavour. Commercially available medications are not working. A medication that works well is unavailable. You have allergies to dyes, gluten or lactose or have issues with alcohol, sugar or preservatives in your medications. You have nausea/trouble swallowing which makes it difficult to take oral medicine. You are concerned about or unable to take medication due to their effects.

We can prepare medications in alterative dosage forms to those that are commercially available, making them flavoursome and easy to administer. Alternate dosage forms include syrups, suspensions and transdermal gels, many of which can be compounded in a variety of great flavours.

Unlike oral therapy, the transdermal delivery system carries hormones directly into the bloodstream. In addition, it releases hormones at a steadier rate over prolonged periods of time, which ensures constant tissue and blood levels. This helps prevent mood swings and migraine headaches typically associated with oral administration.

Dating back to the 1800s, troches have gained popularity in the last 15 years for fast and efficient absorption of medications, especially hormones. Synonymous with lozenges, troches are placed between cheek and gum, and gradually dissolves over 30 minutes. The mucus membranes in the mouth are thin and very vascular, so as the troches dissolve they are absorbed into the bloodstream, essentially bypassing the gut and liver.a

We create custom doses and hormone combinations in a flavour of your choice to make the troches up to your taste.