Pain Management Compounding
Pain management is essential because, even when the underlying disease process is stable, uncontrolled pain prevents patients from working productively, enjoying recreation, or taking pleasure in their usual roles in the family and society. Chronic pain may have many contributing factors, and therefore can be much more difficult to manage than acute pain, requiring customized treatment protocols to meet the specific needs of each patient.
Optimal treatment may involve the use of medications that possess pain-relieving properties, including some antidepressants, anticonvulsants, antiarrhythmics, anesthetics, antiviral agents, and NMDA antagonists. By combining various agents which utilize different mechanisms to alter the sensation of pain, physicians have found that smaller concentrations of each medication can be used.
Transdermal creams and gels can be formulated to provide high local concentrations at the site of application (e.g., NSAIDs for joint pain), for trigger point application (e.g., combinations of medications for neuropathic pain), or in a base that will allow systemic absorption. Studies suggest that there are no great restrictions on the type of drug that can be incorporated into a properly compounded transdermal gel. When medications are administered transdermally, they are not absorbed through the gastrointestinal system and do not undergo first-pass hepatic metabolism; therefore, side effects associated with oral administration can often be avoided.
The following is a list of pain conditions for which we commonly compound medications:
- Ankle Pain
- Back Pain
- Burning Foot Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome)
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Foot Pain
- Head, Neck, and Facial Pain
- Knee Pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Neuropathic Pain
- Post Herpetic Neuralgia
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- TMJ/TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders)
CAP RX Custom Compounding Offers Personalized Pain Relief
As a trusted family pharmacy, CAP RX of Pacific Grove, California understands that everyone deals with some form of pain from time to time. In fact, pain is the most common symptom people report when seeking medical attention.
Often, pain is acute and short-lived, such as a headache caused by stress, or muscle strain caused by a work or sports injury. Simple remedies like aspirin or other analgesic or a heating pad may suffice. Other times, acute pain devolves into chronic pain-the type of pain that returns when the treatment wears off. Many people live with debilitating, continually painful conditions like migraines, arthritis or fibromyalgia.
Mass-Produced Pain Medications: Relief…and Side Effects
There are many mass-produced pain relievers on the market. However, due to their dosage strength, dosage format or other factors, they can lead to unwanted side effects like drowsiness, dizziness or stomach irritation. Additionally, many people have difficulty swallowing pills or tablets, presenting further obstacles to pain treatment.
CAP RX Offers a Pain Management Alternative
Why should you accept these limitations as part of your daily struggle with chronic pain? With custom pharmacy compounding from CAP RX, you may not have to! CAP compounding offers customized options for your pain medication.
CAP RX Offers Alternate Dosage Forms
With a healthcare provider’s prescription, CAP RX may be able to provide alternate ways to deliver your pain medication, including:
- Topical gels, creams, foams, or sprays which may be applied to the site of the pain
- Custom-flavored lozenges that dissolve in your mouth
- Nasal sprays
CAP RX Offers Combined Formulations
You may be taking a variety of medications to address your pain issues. Often, we can compound your various medications into a single capsule or topical preparation for your convenience.
CAP RX Offers Strength Variations
Makers of mass-produced pain relievers often formulate their products based on an “average patient”: average body weight, average pain tolerances, etc. CAP RX sees you as an individual, and is equipped to take your individual needs into consideration when formulating your medication. We use your symptoms, your body weight, and your pain tolerance, to formulate specific compounds to meet your specific requirements.
Personalized Care, Improved Quality of Life!
CAP RX custom compounding of your pain medication offers you convenience, targeted relief, precise dosages and potentially fewer side effects. This truly is good news if you live with chronic pain problems. Contact CAP RX today to learn how you can begin improving your quality of life with custom compounded pain relief.