How Compounding can help with Pain Management
Pain is one of the most common symptoms for which people seek medical help. Pain can easily become chronic pain, which can be even more difficult to treat. Pharmaceutical compounding gives patients personalized options for their pain medication, which is particularly useful since the experience of pain and its treatment varies widely from person to person. Here are some of them main ways that compounding can help with pain management.
Managing Side Effects
Many prescribed or commercially available pain medications do help with the symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, migraine headaches, and other nerve and muscle pain, but they can also result in unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or stomach irritation. Many people taking these medications eventually come to accept these conditions as part of daily life out of the misguided notion that these conditions are their only option, but they may find a better solution through pharmacy compounding.
Alternate Dosage Forms
Some people have difficulty taking medication in its commercially available form. Pharmaceutical 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, cream or spray form 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 difficulty swallowing pills, removing yet another source of aggravation.
Pain can be debilitating. Whether it’s acute muscle or nerve pain resulting from an accident, or a chronic condition such as arthritis, pain can make your day-to-day life needlessly difficult. Pharmacy compounding can help improve a patient’s situation by allowing their pain management program to be more easily integrated into their daily life, providing relief with potentially fewer side effects and overall better results.
Contact ORIGINS Pharmacy today to find out more about how compounding can help with your pain management.