It is well documented that for various social, moral, and psychological reasons, pain is frequently under treated.
In addition to diet, exercise and nutrition, there are prescription medications that have shown great promise in chronic pain management. These medicines are creams and gels which are applied topically to the skin to target the primary site of pain and discomfort.
The advantage to using these topical medications is that you get a high concentration of drug exactly where you want it, yet you also get very little drug to areas of the body that do not need it. This is a great way to reduce or eliminate the usual side effects of these medications when they are taken orally. This can be especially significant for patients who are sensitive to medications or already taking several other medications with the potential for drug interactions.
Market Compounding Pharmacy specializes in preparing customized pain management systems, such as this, to meet individual patient needs. Since each prescription is custom made to tailor each individual needs, there is a great deal of flexibility in the types and amounts of medicine that can go into the cream or gel. There are multiple medications that have shown promise in treating chronic pain and neuropathy, and it is possible to use two or more at the same time. And since the medications have different mechanisms of action, a synergistic effect results when they are used in combination.
Because no treatment works for everyone, with this approach, we are able to customize the cream or gel to the one that works best for each patient.
Pharmacy compounding provides a customized option for pain medications.
- Alternate dosages (topical applied directly to the pain area)
- Combined formulas (fewer medications with the same results)
- Strength variations (customized to fit individual needs)
Advantages in dosing, safety and effectiveness, in addition to the ability to tailor each medication to every patient, makes this an attractive alternative for many physicians and their patients.
All of these topical treatments require a prescription from your doctor, and can vary in cost depending on the ingredients. However, we have contracts with most insurance companies and have been successful in billing many of them directly for compounded prescriptions, saving you money and the hassle of filling out insurance forms.
Talk with your doctor to see if you could benefit from our customized option for your pain medications.