Take Control: Pain Management Through Compounding
Chronic pain does not have to be a way of life
From time to time, everyone experiences some type of pain. Whether it’s a pulsating headache, strained muscle or the aftermath of an accident, living with pain is never the answer. For many people, pain has become a way of life and they simply continue to live with it rather than addressing the problem.
Did you know that pain is the single most common reason that patients seek medical assistance? Acute pain often evolves into a chronic condition, which becomes rather challenging to treat and heal.
Many commonly prescribed commercial drugs can ease the irritating symptoms associated with arthritis, headaches, muscle and nerve pain and fibromyalgia, but these medications can also result in unwanted side effects.
Patients who take these medications often come to accept the belief that these side effects are simply a part of life. Unfortunately, they learn to live with the pain.
Compounding: The Solution
The Compounding Facility is here to make pain management more effective. Through customized care, we offer pain relief that is tailored to your own specific needs with the goal of creating a healthier, happier you.
Experiencing chronic pain or unwanted side effects doesn’t have to be a way of life. Customized solutions that are tailored to your body, you can achieve a healthier, more comfortable “you.”
Since every patient is unique, each experiences different types of pain. Through a fusion of art and science, a compounding pharmacist can customize your pain medication to your exact needs.
The Compounding Facility can greatly improve your life by providing truly customized care. Your healthcare provider can team up with a compounding pharmacist to prescribe customized treatments.
Alternate Dosage Formats
After taking pain medication, many patients experience stomach irritation or other negative side effects and some experience difficulty and discomfort when taking medications in the formats that they’re widely available in. Through pharmacy compounding, a variety of delivery systems such as gels and nasal sprays are available, making it easier for you. Rather than swallowing a capsule or tablet, pain medications can be compounded into various dosage formats including:
- A topical gel, cream or spray form, which can be applied directly to the area of pain. It works by being absorbed into the system via the skin.
- A custom-flavored troche, which dissolves under the tongue
- A nasal spray
- A suppository
Such dosage formats bypass the gastrointestinal tract, achieving optimal results with less irritation. These convenient solutions are ideal for patients who have difficulty swallowing pills or stomach related problems.
Many patients who experience chronic pain are prescribed a variety of different medications to address the irritating symptoms associated with their conditions. With compounding, multiple medications can be fused into a single dose of a specially prepared compound, which combines the medications into a single capsule or topical preparation. This method of treatment offers simple solutions.
Find Your Strength: Dosage Variations
Since patients’ bodies and systems vary, symptoms and pain tolerance vary too. We all know how debilitating pain can be—whether it’s acute muscle pain or a chronic condition such as arthritis. Pain really impacts our lives and often robs us of our vitality and luster. Many medications that are commercially available may not provide the appropriate dosage strength needed for specific patients.
Pharmacy compounding is the answer. Pain relief can be customized to your specific needs. This age-old practice can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life by providing relief with potentially fewer side effects.
How does it work? Through compounding, a prescriber and pharmacist can work together to customize dosages to the exact amount necessary. What’s more—an expert team can explore various dosage formats to find one that truly suits your needs.
It’s time to consult your physician or pharmacist about the benefits of personalized compounding.Read More About Specialty Compounding