Everyone experiences some sort of pain in their lives. Whether it’s a headache, a pulled muscle, an injury or from a car accident. Pain can vary from chronic, everyday-type pain to acute stabbing-like pain.
Whichever it is, PAIN is the most common symptom that people seek relief from via medical help.
The problem with most pain medications especially in chronic conditions is the unwanted side effects. Anything from drowsiness, stomach irritation, dizziness and constipation are not uncommon complaints and difficult to manage when using one or more medications.
Compounding for pain management can alleviate many of the above mentioned symptoms and more patients are turning to compounding for this kind of solution. Transdermal compounded pain medication is an effective alternative to treating pain.
Many of the bases that we use at Echo Pharmacy have proven in
study after study, that they penetrate through the skin and transport directly to the area of discomfort.
Multiple types of pain medications can be mixed into our bases and result in effective pain management while at the same time experiencing none of the side effects that are normally seen when taken by mouth.
The solution through the suffering of chronic pain and the side effects that come with it can be a customized compounded medication for the individual prescribed by the compounding pharmacist along with your doctor. Doses can be fine tuned to meet the individual needs for each patient.
Some examples of treatment includes compounds that are:
- 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 may bypass the gastrointestinal tract, providing optimal results with less GI irritation,
and help patients who have difficulty swallowing pills, removing yet another source of aggravation.
Multiple medications can be combined either by the transdermal route, combined in a capsule formulation, customized to reduce the amount of acetaminophen (Tylenol) while utilizing a higher dosage form of an opiate.
Because patients vary in size, symptoms, and pain tolerance, commercially available medications sometimes may not be the appropriate dosage strength for an individual patient. Through compounding, aprescriber 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.