Topical Pain Therapy
A relatively new and innovative approach to certain types of pain is compounded transdermal (topical) therapy. The medication is formulated to penetrate deep into the painful area, and provides high concentrations of very effective medications right where it hurts. Oral pain medications can often lead to drowsiness, nausea, and other unwanted side effects. When medications are administered topically, they are not absorbed through the gastrointestinal system and do not undergo ﬁrst-pass hepatic metabolism.
If you suffer from chronic pain, including ﬁbromyalgia, back/joint pain, plantar fasciitis, or neuropathy, ask your healthcare provider to consider topical pain relief.
Pain medications can be compounded into the following dosage forms including:
- Topical Gels, Creams, and Sprays
- Flavored Lozenges
- Nasal Spray