Everyone Experiences Pain In Their Lives
It can take the form of a stress-induced headache, a muscle group strained from sports activities, or be the result of an injury at work or an automobile accident. For some, pain can be chronic in nature and something they live with on a daily basis.
Pain is the most common symptom for which individuals 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. Many individuals taking these medications come to accept these conditions as part of daily life, but they may find a better solution through pharmacy compounding.
The Compounding Solution:
Struggling through chronic pain or the side effects of pain medication does not have to be a daily activity. Pharmacy compounding offers customized options for pain medication. It provides valuable benefits to those for whom pain management has become a way of life.
Every individual is unique, and the types of pain experienced can be equally diverse. By working with our compounding pharmacists, your healthcare provider can prescribe treatments tailored specifically for your pain management needs.
Alternate Dosage Forms:
Many people 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 individuals that have difficulty swallowing pills, removing yet another source of aggravation.
Because everyone person varies in size, symptoms, and pain tolerance, commercially available medications sometimes may not provide the appropriate dosage strength for an individual. Through compounding, your prescriber and 0ur pharmacists can customize the dosage to the exact amount and dosage you require.
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 can help improve your 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.