Pain management is an issue many people face daily. Whether your pain is the result of a sports-related injury or caused by a condition such as diabetic neuropathy or shingles, customized compounded therapies can help.
Opioids, also known as narcotics, are a common treatment option for chronic pain. However, due to their dosage strength, dosage format or other factors, they can lead to unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, stomach irritation, gastritis, ulcers, and addiction. Additionally, many people have difficulty swallowing pills or tablets, presenting further obstacles to pain treatment.
Belle Mead specializes in offering custom compounded transdermal pain creams. Transdermal Therapy is the absorption of medication through the skin and provides a unique alternative to traditional methods of drug delivery and pain management. We can compound pain cream medications for patients with both acute and chronic pain including:
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Phantom Limb Pain
Thoracic outlet syndrome, etc.
Degenerative Joint Disease
Chronic Post Operative Pain
Acute & Chronic Tendon/Ligament Injuries
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis
Tension & Occipital Neuralgia Headache
Failed Back Syndrome/Neck Surgery Syndrome
Degenerative Disc Disease
The most common varieties of Transdermal Therapy are creams or gels that you rub onto the skin over your painful joints. Some types come in the form of a spray or a patch that sticks to the skin. Since the ingredients are absorbed through the skin, topical medications are best used on joints that are close to the skin’s surface, such as joints in your hands or knees. Transdermal topical pain management formulations offer many advantages:
Rapid onset of relief
Targeted to the site of pain
High local concentrations
Minimal Systemic Absorption
Minimal Drug Interaction Risk
Precise, customized formulations & dosages
Most Insurance Accepted
Most of the mass-produced topical treatments on the market utilize a single ingredient approach, typically an anti-inflammatory, in hopes that decreasing inflammation will decrease pain. Compounded pain creams use a multi-ingredient approach, incorporating two to six different ingredients. Each of these ingredients has a different mechanism of action, all working together synergistically to offer the possibility of a stronger therapeutic outcome for our patients.
Here are the common ingredients we use in our compounded pain cream medications:
NSAIDS (Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs): Ketoprofen, Diclofenac, Ibuprofen, Piroxicam, Mefenamic Acid
Muscle Relaxants: Cyclobenzaprine, Baclofen, Guaifenasin
Anesthetics: Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Prilocaine
Pain & Nerve Channel Blockers: Ketamine, Amantadine
Nerve Agents: Amitriptyline, Gabapentin
Calcium Channel Blocker: Verapamil, Nifedipine
Other Pain Medications: Menthol, Capsaicin, Clonidine, PEA
Belle Mead Pharmacy will work with your physician to design a custom compound using all FDA approved ingredients to fit your specific needs. Contact us today so we can help you!
American Pain Society
The American Pain Society is a multidisciplinary educational and scientific organization dedicated to serving people in pain - www.ampainsoc.org
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