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Prescriptions should begin with the phrase "Compounded Medication"
Prescriptions should begin with the phrase “Compounded Medication”

At Fort Worth Pharmacy, our compounding professionals are ready to work with you on a customized medication solution that fits the needs of your patient or patient population. But first, we will need a prescription order.

As patients take advantage of seeking alternatives to commercial medication forms prescribers have questions about the best way to write compound medication prescriptions. Our Pharmacists are here to answer formulation questions to help your patients.

Popular dosage forms that can be created in our compounding pharmacy include:

  • Sublingual Troches
  • Transdermal Cream – various cream options available
  • Creams, Gels, or Suppositories
  • Oral Capsules
  • Solutions
  • Suspensions
  • Ointments
  • More options available

How to write a compound prescription

Writing for a compounded medication is straightforward – the most complex part is choosing the active pharmaceutical ingredient(s) (API) and the dosage form. We offer easy-to-use pumps for cream or gels.

Please include the following information. We are happy to consult with you regarding your patient’s prescription if you have questions.

  • Patient name
  • Date of birth
  • Best daytime phone number for patient
  • Active drug name
  • Dose/Strength/Concentration
  • (i.e. Oral Tablet, Cream, Suppository, etc.)
  • Directions for use
  • Quantity to dispense
  • Number of refills authorized
  • Contact information for prescriber

How Prescribers Can Send a Prescription

By Phone By FaxeScribe
Call our pharmacy at 817-361-9960 and click 3 to speak with a pharmacist or leave a voicemailFax our pharmacy number 817-361-9970. If there is any missing information, we will contact you back via fax asking for specific content.We use a secure 2-factor authentication that is compatible with most systems. Just search for Fort Worth Pharmacy and our connection information should populate.

We offer a variety of dispensing options

In addition to customizing the dosage and delivery type for your compounded prescription, our team can also help you choose the right dispensing option for your medication. Here are a few of our most popular options.

Sublingual Troches

These are easily dissolved under the tongue, and can be mixed with just about any flavor (e.g. peppermint, raspberry or vanilla butternut).

The larger size troches are ideal when you need higher doses of your medication, and they can even be cut into your desired size/dosage (making them more cost effective). Smaller troches are more easily dissolved, but may require multiple doses.

Tube with Optional Applicators

Ideal for the application of creams or gels, either topically or vaginally. Many choose a vaginal option for hormone replacement therapy because it allows for localized application.      

Pump Top

We offer two versions of an easy-to-use pump for cream or gels. Their ergonomic design is especially helpful for those with arthritis who are using pain medication topically. And our unique manufacturing process ensures that there are no air bubbles that can cause loss of medication when undergoing pressure changes (i.e. on airplanes).

Topi-CLICK Cream Dispenser

This unique cream-dispensing method offers consistent dosing and limits cross contamination. Just turn the appropriate number of clicks, and apply to desired area of the body. It’s especially helpful for those who are sight impaired—and may not be able to accurately dispense the correct dose.


Common Compounded Prescriptions

Please reach out to our pharmacy if you need a compounded prescription not on this list. We’d be happy to work with you to meet the needs of your patients!

FEMALE COMPOUNDED HORMONE THERAPY OPTIONS
ORAL ESTROGENSDOSAGESCOMMON DOSING
Estradiol (E2) capsulesAny0.125 mg – 2 mg
once daily or in divided doses
Estriol (E3) capsulesAny1 mg – 4 mg
once daily or in divided doses
Biestrogen (Bi–est)Any1.25 mg – 5 mg
20% estrodiol (E2)once daily or in divided doses
80% estriol (E3)
Triestrogen (Tri–est)Any1.25 mg – 2.5 mg
10% estrone (E1)once daily or in divided doses
10% estradiol (E2)
80% estriol (E3)
ORAL PROGESTERONE
PROGESTERONEAny50 mg – 200 mg
once or twice daily
or according to cycle
ORAL ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE COMBINATIONSDOSAGESCOMMON DOSING
Estradiol (E2) with progesteroneAny0.125 mg – 2 mg estradiol
once daily or in divided doses
50 mg – 200 mg progesterone
once or twice daily
or according to cycle
Estriol (E3) with progesteroneAny1 mg – 4 mg
once daily or in divided doses
50 mg – 200 mg progesterone
once or twice daily
or according to cycle
Biestrogen (Bi–est) with progesteroneAny1.25 mg – 5 mg
once daily or in divided doses
50 mg – 200 mg progesterone
once or twice daily
or according to cycle
Triestrogen (Tri–est) with progesteroneAny1.25 mg – 2.5 mg
once daily or in divided doses
50 mg–200 mg progesterone
once or twice daily
or according to cycle
ADDITIONS TO ORAL HORMONES (CAN ALSO BE TAKEN ALONE)DOSAGESCOMMON DOSING
TestosteroneAny1 mg – 5 mg
once daily or in divided doses
DHEAAny5 mg – 50 mg
once daily or in divided doses
PregnenoloneAny5 mg – 50 mg
once daily or in divided doses
TOPICAL CREAMS/GELS – ESTROGEN
ESTRADIOL (E2)Any0.125 mg – 2 mg
once daily or in divided doses
Estriol (E3)Any1 mg – 4 mg
once daily or in divided doses
Biestrogen (Bi–est)
20% estrodiol (E2)
80% estriol (E3)
Any1.25 mg – 5 mg
once daily or in divided doses
Triestrogen (Tri–est)Any
10% estrone (E1)1.25 mg – 2.5 mg
once daily or in divided doses
10% estradiol (E2)
80% estriol (E3)
TOPICAL CREAMS/GELS – PROGESTERONE
ProgesteroneAny25 mg – 200 mg
once or twice daily
or according to cycle
TOPICAL CREAMS/GELS – ESTROGEN & PROGESTERONE
Estradiol (E2) with progesteroneAny0.125 mg – 2 mg estradiol
once daily or in divided doses
Estriol (E3) with progesteroneAny1 mg – 4 mg
once daily or in divided doses
Biestrogen (Bi–est) with progesteroneAny1.25 mg – 5 mg
once daily or in divided doses
Triestrogen (Tri–est) with progesterone1.25 mg – 2.5 mg
once daily or in divided doses
ADDITIONS TO TOPICAL HORMONES (CAN ALSO BE TAKEN ALONE)
TestosteroneAny1 mg – 5 mg
once daily or in divided doses
DHEAAny2.5 mg – 10 mg
once daily or in divided doses
PregnenoloneAny5 mg – 10 mg
once daily or in divided doses
VAGINAL ESTROGENS
Estradiol (E2)Any0.01%
    cream or gel1 g, 2 – 3 times weekly
Estriol (E3)Any0.5 mg – 2 mg/g
     cream or gel1 g, 2 – 3 times weekly
ADDITIONS TO VAGINAL ESTROGENS (CAN ALSO BE TAKEN ALONE)
ProgesteroneAny20 mg – 100 mg
once or twice daily
TestosteroneAny0.5 mg – 2 mg/g
1 g, 2 – 3 times weekly
COMPOUNDED TOPICAL PAIN MEDICATION OPTIONS
NSAIDS/ANALGESICSDOSAGESCOMMON DOSING
KetoprofenAny5–10%
IbuprofenAny5–10%
DiclofenacAny1–3%
FlurbiprofenAny5–10%
NaproxenAny5–10%
MUSCLE RELAXERS
CyclobenzaprineAny2–5%
BaclofenAny2–10%
TOPICAL ANESTHETICSDOSAGESCOMMON DOSING
LidocaineAny2–10%
BupivacaineAny1–5%
TetracaineAny1–5%
BenzocaineAny2–5%
NEUROPATHIC PAINDOSAGESCOMMON DOSING
AmitriptylineAny2–5%
GabapentinAny2–10%
OTHER ANALGESICSDOSAGESCOMMON DOSING
KetamineAny2–5%
MALE COMPOUNDED HORMONE THERAPY OPTIONS
TOPICAL (ALONE OR IN COMBINATION)DOSAGESCOMMON DOSING
TestosteroneAny5–10%
ProgesteroneAny0.50%
ChrysinAny5.00%
DHEAAny5 mg/g  – 10 mg/g
ORAL CAPSULES
DanazolAny12 mg – 40 mg, once daily or every other day
AnastrazoleAny0.25 mg, once daily, every other day or every third day
Danazol and AnastrozoleAny12 mg/0.25 mg – 40 mg/0.25 mg, once daily or every other day
COMPOUNDED THYROID REPLACEMENT OPTIONS
CAPSULESCOMMON DOSING
Liothyronine (T3)2.5 mcg – 25 mcg
Immediate release or long acting
Levothyroxine (T4)25 mcg – 150 mcg
Immediate release or long acting
T3/T4 combinationSee above
Immediate release or long acting
Thyroid USP (Porcine)1 grain – 2 grain
(60 mg – 120 mg)
COMPOUNDED PET MEDICATION OPTIONS
TOPICAL (FELINE)DOSAGESCOMMON DOSING
MethimazoleAny25 mg – 50 mg/ml
PrednisoloneAny25 mg – 50 mg/ml
TramadolAny25 mg – 100 mg/ml
FluoxetineAny20 – 50 mg/ml
AmitriptylineAny100 mg/ml
AmlodipineAny0.625 mg/ml
ORAL LIQUID (Plain, chicken or sardine flavor)DOSAGESCOMMON DOSING
Can also be made into a capsule
GabepentinAny50 mg – 100 mg/ml
MethimazoleAny5 mg – 10 mg/ml
PrednisoloneAny1 mg – 10 mg/ml
PrednisoneAny1 mg – 10 mg/ml
UrsodiolAny50 mg – 100 mg/ml
MethocarbamolAny50 mg–100 mg/ml
MetronidazoleAny50 mg – 100 mg/ml
AmlodipineAny1.25 mg – 2.5 mg/ml
AtenololAny5 mg – 10 mg/ml
FluoxetineAny10 mg/ml
Diethylstilbesterol (DES)Any0.25 mg – 1 mg/ml
DoxycyclineAny50 mg – 100 mg/ml
TramadolAny50 mg – 100 mg/ml
AlprazolamAny1 mg/ml
FamotidineAny10 mg/ml
colchicineAny0.6 mg/ml
CalcitriolAny16 ng/ml
PhenobarbitalAny10 mg – 30 mg/ml
AmitriptylineAny10 mg/ml
MirtazipineAny2 mg – 4 mg/ml
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