Pain Management Compounding
Long Island Pharmacy | Islip Natural Supplements
Living with chronic pain is not something anyone should have to endure. Injuries or illnesses can create chronic pain conditions, including:
- nerve damage
- muscle pains
- failed surgeries
The problem comes from many of the commercial pain killers that can be available over-the-counter or prescribed by a health care professional. Some have serious side effects, and people can react negatively to one drug and not another. Drowsiness, dizziness, stomach upsets, or insomnia can occur, causing you to feel worse.
The science of compounding can help many patients who don’t respond well to commercial pain management. Working with our pharmacist, your health care professional can tailor a pain management treatment specific to you. Here are some examples:
- For patients who suffer stomach upsets from pills, compounding can create a lotion or cream applied directly to the skin over the painful area.
- This targeted treatment may be more effective than having to wait for a pill to take effect.
- For patients who have trouble taking pills, the pharmacist may be able to create lozenges that dissolve in the mouth or under the tongue, a nasal spray, or a suppository.
- Some medications can be delivered through a dermal patch applied to the skin.
All of these methods bypass the stomach and intestinal system, eliminating many of the side effects commonly described by patients getting pain management. Another advantage of pain management compounding is the ability to combine medications into a single dose, eliminating the need to take multiple pills on a daily basis.
Pain management compounding also has the ability to tailor dosages more specific to your needs. The standard dosage of a pain medication may be too much or too little for your condition, so we can compound a more exact dosage to treat your symptoms correctly.
Slater Pharmacy would like to help you with your pain management needs. Pharmaceutical compounding affords you the chance to regain the quality of life you had, so don’t hesitate to ask us about the technique and your options.