The PharmaCompoundia Neuropathic Pain Compounds

Neuropathic Pain is a complex, chronic pain state that usually is accompanied by tissue injury. With neuropathic pain, the nerve fibers themselves might be damaged, dysfunctional, or injured. These damaged nerve fibers send incorrect signals to other pain centers. The impact of a nerve fiber injury includes a change in nerve function both at the site of injury and areas around the injury. If you or someone you care about has nerve pain, you know that it can erode quality of life.

Causes of Neuropathic Pain

Although the etiology of neuropathic pain is often unknown, some common causes include the following:

  • Alcoholism
  • Amputation
  • Back, leg, and hip problems
  • Chemotherapy
  • Diabetes
  • Facial nerve problems
  • HIV infection or AIDS
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Shingles
  • Spine surgery

Because every individual is unique and the types of pain experienced can be equally diverse, working with a compounding pharmacist at The PharmaCompoundia can provide treatments tailored specifically for your pain management needs.

Alternate Dosage Forms

Many patients experience stomach irritation or other unpleasant side effects from taking pain medication. Some have difficulty taking the medication in its commercially available form. Pharmacy compounding can provide alternate methods of delivery to make the process easier. Instead of a capsule or tablet, pain medications often can be compounded into alternative dosage forms such as:

  • A topical gel, cream or spray form that can be applied directly to the site of the pain and absorbed through the skin.
  • A custom-flavored troche that dissolves under the tongue, a nasal spray, or a suppository.

Such dosage forms bypass the gastrointestinal tract providing optimal results with less GI irritation and lower total doses, helping patients who have difficulty swallowing pills.

Combination Formulations

Some chronic pain sufferers are placed on a variety of medications to help address the symptoms associated with their condition. On many occasions, multiple medications can be combined into a single dose of a specially prepared compound that combines the medications into a single capsule or topical preparation, providing greater convenience for the patient.

Strength Variations

Because patients vary in size, symptoms and pain tolerance, commercially available medications may not provide the appropriate dosage strength for an individual. Through compounding, a prescriber and pharmacist can customize the dosage to the exact amount the patient requires and find a dosage form that best suits the patient’s needs.

Pain can be debilitating, whether it’s acute muscle or nerve pain resulting from an accident or a chronic condition such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Patient specific medications may help improve a patient’s quality of life by providing relief with potentially fewer side effects and less overall medication.

We can formulate any neuropathic compound based on a doctor’s specific prescription customized for your neuropathic pain needs.

Please contact us today for more information about our neuropathic pain compounds: 972-378-6867 or email us at: questions@pharmacompoundia.com

Helpful Links:

http://www.painmed.org/patientcenter/facts_on_pain.aspx
http://www.physio-pedia.com/Neuropathic_pain