Pain is the most common symptom for which individuals seek medical help
Most people experience pain at one point or another. Pain can take on various forms; it ranges from a headache, a muscle group strained from sports activities, or the result of an injury at work or an automobile accident.
For some, pain can be chronic in nature and something they live with on a daily basis. Many commonly prescribed, commercially available pain relief medications help the symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, and other nerve and muscle pain, but they can also result in unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or stomach irritation. Most patients accept these conditions, but pain medication from through pharmacy compounding can provide a solution.
Pharmacy compounding provides valuable benefits to those for whom pain management has become a way of life. 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.
Whether you need pain medication for kidney stones, or pain medication for sprains, compounding can provide exceptional relief with fewer side effects.
Compounding for Pain Management
Medicines…Re-Engineered for Better Pain Management
Topical and transdermal creams and gels can be formulated to provide high local concentrations at the site of application (e.g., NSAIDs for joint pain), for trigger point application (e.g., combinations of medications for neuropathic pain), or in a base that will allow systemic absorption. Side effects associated with oral administration can often be avoided when medications are used topically. Studies suggest that there are no great restrictions on the type of drug that can be incorporated into a properly compounded transdermal gel. When medications are administered transdermally, they are not absorbed through the gastrointestinal system and do not undergo first-pass hepatic metabolism. We work together with patient and practitioner to solve problems by customizing medications that meet the specific needs of each individual. Please contact our compounding pharmacist to discuss the dosage form, strength, and medication or combination that is most appropriate for your patient.
Uncontrolled pain may prevent individuals from working productively, enjoying recreation, or taking pleasure in their usual roles in the family and society.
Chronic pain may have a myriad of causes and perpetuating factors, and therefore can be much more difficult to manage than acute pain, requiring a multidisciplinary approach and customized treatment protocols to meet the specific needs of each patient.
Commonly Requested Pain Management Preparations
SOFT TISSUE INFLAMMATION: Lipoderm transdermal gels containing either Ketoprofen or Ibuprofen or other NSAIDs, alone or with Cyclobenzaprine HCl
ANAESTHETICS: benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, tetracaine or BLT,in many different concentrations and forms
MIGRAINES: Indomethacin 10% in Lipoderm Transdermal Gel
BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME: Capsaicin 0.25mg Troche; Salicylic Acid 0.3% Mouthwash (BMS Mouthwash); Salicylic Acid 0.3% Alternate
MOUTH PAIN: Misoprostol / Diphenhydramine Compound Oral Rinse; Tetracaine Lollipop; Diphenhydramine/Lidocaine/Hydrocortisone lollipop, Ketamine lollipop; Misoprostol/Lidocaine Oral Suspension
SMOOTH MUSCLE SPASM: Belladonna Extract / Morphine Sulfate
ULTRASOUND: Hydroxyethyl Cellulose 3% Aq gel; Hydrocortisone Gel
IONTOPHORESIS: Acetic Acid 2% ; Lidocaine Hcl 4% Iontophoresis solution