We understand that chronic and acute pain can be detrimental to your day-to-day living. That’s why our experienced compounding pharmacists go to great lengths to ensure patients receive the best in pharmaceutical care.
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, practitioners have had great success in treating chronic pain.
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 some of the 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)
We work together with prescriber and patient to solve problems by customizing medications that meet the specific needs of each individual. Please contact us to discuss the dosage form, strength, and medication or combination that is most appropriate for your patient.
Contact the experienced pain management pharmacists of Ladd Family Pharmacy, and schedule your one-on-one pain management consultation! We look forward to serving you!