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Pain Preparations

Our topical pain remedies are custom made individually for the patient and tailored to treat their specific needs. These medications are particularly useful in treating joint and muscle pain resulting from injury but they can also be helpful when used to treat arthritic joint conditions, migraines or various types of nerve pain like that which often occurs after suffering an outbreak of shingles known as postherpetic neuralgia, or diabetic neuralgia.

 

The active ingredients used in the various topical formulations are available in oral dosage forms as well and generally have a long history of safety and efficacy.

 

Advantages of Topical Application

 Topical application has many advantages over oral ingestion of similar active ingredients.

  •  Topical application provides relief directly where required.

 

Relief is generally experienced more quickly than with similar oral therapies.

 

There is reduced systemic (internal) absorption. This in turn, reduces the metabolic load placed on internal organs, primarily the liver and kidneys. The result is a potential reduction of "wear and tear" on these vital systems.

 

Potential adverse effects are minimized and generally limited to irritation at the site of application. Drowsiness, a common side effect of muscle relaxants when taken orally, is virtually eliminated with transdermal use.

 

Topical formulations are cost effective when compared to many other pain control medication and are non-addictive unlike their oral narcotic counterparts.

 

Application

 

  • Apply a small amount to the affected area in the frequency recommended by your physician.
  • Rub/massage medication into the affected area gently. This will help the active ingredients to penetrate more deeply into tissues.
  • Be consistent with your application. For some individuals it can take up to a week to see full results.
  • Be careful not to apply on or near mucous membranes (eyes, lips, rectum or vagina).
  • Wash hands thoroughly when the application process has been completed.

 

 

Precautions while using your compound

 

Do not apply with other topical preparations without first consulting a health care professional.

 

Occasionally the active ingredients in these compounds can cause the skin to become more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure or wear protective clothing or sunblock if exposure is unavoidable.

 

Adverse Reactions

 

The most common adverse reactions are itching, burning, redness or local irritation at the site of application. These generally subside with discontinuation of therapy and are generally related to individual patient's sensitivity to one or more of the active ingredients.

 

If you experience a reaction or have any questions regarding your custom compounding topical remedy, please contact our Ultimate Care Compounding pharmacist who will be more than happy to help.