Pain Management Compounding
DON'T LET CHRONIC PAIN KEEP YOU FROM ENJOYING LIFE!
Medical Clinic Pharmacy offers patents customized options for pain medication. Compounding is the art and science of preparing medications for patients.
Pain is the most common symptom for which individuals seek medical help. Every individual is unique, and the types of pain experienced can be equally diverse. By working with a compounding pharmacist, you healthcare provider can prescribe treatments tailored specifically for your pain management needs.
ALTERNATE DOSAGE FORMS
Many patients 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, ream or spray from 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 patients who have difficult swallowing pills, removing yet another source of aggravation.
Because patients vary in size, symptoms, and pain tolerance, commercially available medications sometimes may not provide the appropriate dosage strength for an individual patient. Through compounding, a prescriber and pharmacist can customize the dosage to the exact amount the patient requires, and find a dosage form that best suits the patient's needs.