All Pellets are Not Created Equal
Wells Pharmacy Network is recognized throughout the industry for the outstanding quality of our implantable sterile pellets and the support we offer our physician customers. Preparations include estradiol, testosterone, and other bioidentical hormone components prescribed for pellet therapy. Whether you are new to using sterile pellets or have used them for years, we ensure high quality compounds that are customized to meet your specific requirements.
- Resistant to breakage
- Consistent color and texture
- Dedicated facility for pellet preparation with a DEA manufacturing license
- Third party sterility tested and quarterly validation
- PVP free, for patients sensitive to these binders
- Overnight shipping available upon request
- Pellet expert pharmacists available and ready to answer your questions
What are Sterile Pellets?
Sterile pellets are used to treat hormone deficiencies and imbalances by implanting them in the subcutaneous tissue of the gluteal or abdominal regions in men and women. The sterile pellets are a small and cylindrical dosage form, about the size of a grain of rice, containing compressed bioidentical hormones. They are placed beneath the skin by a health care practitioner, during a simple office procedure. This method of hormone delivery allows the body to slowly draw out small, physiologic doses of the needed hormone, providing for a more consistent steady-state delivery. The sterile pellets typically dissolve over a period of three to four months, sometimes lasting up to six months, and then need to be repeated again. The simple office procedure requires a small local anesthetic injection in the insertion area, then a tiny incision is made in the skin. A device called a trocar, is then inserted into the subcutaneous layer beneath the skin. The needle end of the trocar is removed, the pellets are placed into the trocar device and a blunt obturator is inserted into the trocar to gentle advance the pellets down into the insertion tract. Once pellets are placed, the practitioner will typically close the tiny incision site with a simple sterile strip closure and then cover with an adhesive bandage.*
How are Sterile Pellets Created?
Wells Pharmacy Network is recognized throughout the industry for the outstanding quality of our sterile implantable pelletsThe most common hormones used to create pellets are estradiol (E2) and testosterone. At Wells Pharmacy, we do not use any chemical binders to prepare the pellets – only hormone powder and stearic acid are used. Testosterone USP or Estradiol USP is fused together with stearic acid in a press to form a small cylinder. Pellets are sterilized using an autoclave and the sterility is tested and confirmed by third party testing procedures. Each sterile order includes the sterility report for verification, and all of our facilities comply with the latest USP <795> and <797> regulations to ensure safety and quality.
Why use Pellet Hormone Therapy?
Pellet hormone therapy has been used since the late 1930s and is often considered one of the most natural ways to deliver hormones to the body. The hormones are identical to the body’s own both structurally and biologically. Because the body does the work on its own once the sterile pellet is inserted, this increases compliance because patients do not have to remember to take a pill, give an injection, or apply a cream each day.
Both men and women are prescribed testosterone pellets for a variety of reasons. They can be used in the treatment of conditions such as:
- Menstrual headaches
- Vaginal dryness
- Urinary Problems
- Low libido
- Testosterone deficiencies
- Erectile dysfunction
- Weight gain
Each pellet is custom-prepared to meet the patient’s specific needs and goals. Only the best available ingredients are used to provide a high quality, sterile pellet.
Learn More About Sterile Pellets
Physicians, contact your Wells Pharmacy Account Team to learn how more about our sterile pellets or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patients download our Sterile Pellet Flyer Sheet and share it with your Physician.
*Low incidence of side effects, can include: slight bruising, minor bleeding, infection or extrusion of the pellets.