Pain is the most common symptom for which people seek medical help. Acute pain can easily turn into chronic pain, which can be difficult to treat. Pain management is essential because uncontrolled pain prevents people from working productively, enjoying recreation, or taking pleasure in their usual roles in the family and society.
Chronic pain may have a number of causes and continuing factors, and therefore can be much more difficult to manage than acute pain. Pain management often requires a multidisciplinary approach and customized treatment protocols to meet the specific needs of each patient.
Most commonly prescribed medications are compounded into a topical or transdermal cream or gel. This mode of delivery provides high local concentrations at the site of application. Side effects associated with oral administration can often be avoided when medications are used topically because they are not absorbed through the gastrointestinal system and into the rest of the body.
We work together with you and your physician to solve problems by customizing medications that meet the specific needs of each individual. This often involves combining multiple medications into one cream or gel.
Please contact one of our pharmacists to discuss the dosage form, strength, and medication or combination that may be most appropriate for you.
Other dosage forms used for pain management include: