Pain Management Compounding
ffer a Customized Option for Pain Medication. So Don’t Let Chronic Pain Keep You from Enjoying Your Life.
Pain can be experienced by all types of patients at some point during their lives. Whether the pain is due to:
- Muscle/ tendon pain or strains linked to physical activity
- Injuries from an accident
There are numerous therapy options that can help treat the pain from custom compounds and even commercially available products at Saf- T Drugs.
Pain is the most common symptom for which patients seek medical help
Acute pain easily can evolve into chronic pain, which can become difficult to treat. 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 due to systemic absorption. Many patients taking these medications come to accept these conditions as part of daily life, but they may find a better solution through pharmacy compounding.
Compounding can help by offering personalized pain relief.
Did you know more Americans are affected by pain than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined.
Find perfect solution to your pain
Struggling through chronic pain or the side effects of pain medication does not have to be a daily activity. We offer patients a customized option for pain medication. It provides valuable benefits to those for whom pain management has become a way of life. By working with our compounding pharmacist, your healthcare provider can prescribe treatments tailored specifically for your pain management needs.
We offer various Alternate Dosage Forms
Many patients experience stomach irritation or other unpleasant side effects from taking pain medication. Some have difficulty taking the medication in its commercially available form. Pharmacy compounding can provide alternate methods of delivery to make the process easier. Instead of a capsule or tablet, pain medications often can be compounded as dosage forms such as:
- 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.
Some chronic pain sufferers are placed on a variety of medications to help address the symptoms associated with their condition. On many occasions, multiple medications can be combined into a single dose of a specially prepared compound that combines the medications into a single capsule or topical preparation, providing greater convenience for the patient.
Because patients vary in size, symptoms, and pain tolerance, commercially available medications sometimes may not provide the appropriate dosage strength for an individual patient. 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.
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 may help improve a patient’s quality of life by providing relief with potentially fewer side effects and less overall medication.
Through compounding, pain relief can be customized to your specific needs. Ask your physician or pharmacist at Saf- T Drugs today about the benefits of personalized compounding.