Hormone sources

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Here's a list of hormones and where you can fill your prescription.

Compounding Pharmacies[edit]

Compounding pharmacies can manufacture injectable preparations of hormones directly. Even during a nationwide shortage, compounding pharmacies can make more vials of the drug to order. Note that these pharmacies may be significantly more costly than buying the mass-produced stock.

  • Stroheckers Pharmacy stocks mass-produced injectable estrogen, testosterone and progesterone, and can compound more as needed. Stroheckers can ship to most states.
  • This tool lets you search for a compounding pharmacy near your area.

Injectable Estradiol[edit]

In the US, two pharmaceutical companies produce estradiol valerate (Delestrogen): Par and Perrigo. There is a nationwide shortage.

  • Par Pharmaceutical is listing all products as backordered, with the reason as "Other." Illuminating..
  • Perrigo Pharmaceuticals appears to be back in stock, as of 1/24/2017!. [1]
  • GoodRx lists the price of generic Delestrogen as $97 on the cheap end up to $200 or more for the 40mg/mL x 5mL strength.

Note that since the shortage has just eased up, it may take a while for new stock to reach your local drug store. Use GoodRx to find pharmacies and call around, or resort to a compounding pharmacy until supplies are replenished.

Two forms of estradiol are manufactured: estradiol valerate (Delestrogen) and estradiol cyprionate (Depo-Estradiol.) Estrogen can be suspended either in sesame oil or cottonseed oil. You may have more of a sensitivity to one of these two.

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