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    Pain Management

    Pain is the most common symptom for which people seek medical help. It can be debilitating, whether it’s acute muscle or nerve pain from an injury; a chronic condition such as neuropathy, fibromyalgia or arthritis; or oral pain.

    Compounding offers personalized pain relief, often in dosage forms that bypass the gastrointestinal tract, helping patients with stomach irritation as well as those who have difficulty swallowing pills. In some cases, these delivery methods may allow for a smaller dose of the drug to be taken, which can reduce side effects like dizziness and drowsiness.

    Conditions & Compounded Formulas

    • Do commercial pain medications irritate your stomach or cause other side effects?
    • Medication too Strong?
    • Can’t Swallow?

    Compounding can provide strength variations based on individual size, symptoms and pain tolerance
    AND
    Compounding can provide alternate methods of delivery.

    Instead of a capsule or tablet, pain medications can be compounded in topical gel or cream that can be applied directly to the site of the pain and absorbed through the skin or administered with suppositories or lollipops.

    For example:

    If you have shoulder pain from playing sports or you have back pain you rub the cream where it hurts!

    These dosage forms bypass the gastrointestinal tract, helping with stomach irritation or with difficulty swallowing pills. In some cases, these delivery methods may allow for a smaller dose of the drug to be taken, which can reduce side effects like dizziness and drowsiness.

    Commonly Requested Formulas

    Inflammation/Neuropathic Pain
    • Ketoprofen  20%
    • Ketoprofen 20%/Gabapentin 10%
    • Amitripyline 2%/Ketoprofen 10%/Carbamazepine
    Decubitus Ulcers/Wound Care
    • Misoprostol/Metronidazole/Lidocaine
    Diabetic Neuropathy
    • Amitriptyline/Ketoprofen/Cyclobenzaprine
    Oral/Throat Pain
    • Magic Mouthwash-Tetracycline/Hydrocortisone/Nystatin/Diphenhydramine
    • Mouth Ulcers/Apthous Ulcers-Triamcinolone in Maalox
    • Sore Throat Pain-Tetracaine Lollipop

    Personalized Compounding for Pain

    • Strength Variations

      Because patients vary in size, symptoms and pain tolerance, commercially available medications sometimes my not provide the appropriate dosage strength for an individual patient.

    • Alternate Dosage Forms

      Some have difficulty taking pain medications in their commercially available forms due to stomach irritation or other side effects.

    • Delivery Methods

      Compounding can provide alternate methods of delivery. Instead of a capsule or tablet, pain medications can be compounded in topical gel or cream that can be applied directly to the site of the pain and absorbed through the skin, suppositories, or in the form of custom-flavored troches that dissolve under the tongue.