Many commonly prescribed pain relief medications help the symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, but they can also result in stomach irritation and other unwanted side effects.
Compounding can provide alternate methods of delivery by combining the ingredients of traditional oral pain medications into a one of the following, and applied directly to the site of pain:
- topical gel
- cream or ointment
For migraine sufferers, pain medication can be administered through
- nasal sprays
- flavored troches or lozenges
These dosage forms bypass the gastrointestinal tract, providing optimal results with less GI irritation. Because patients vary in size, symptoms and pain tolerance, commercially available medications often do not provide an appropriate dosage strength. Through compounding, a physician and pharmacist can customize a medication to the exact amount needed by the patient.
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. Pharmacy compounding is effective in providing relief with potentially fewer side effects and less overall medication. Through compounding, the relief of pain can be customize to meet your patients specific needs.