Pain creams are compounded with a Lipoderm Base, which has been proven effective in facilitating percutaneous absorption of topical pain medications. These FDA approved ingredients are applied directly to the affected area and/or the appropriate dermatome to block pain at the nerve source. Pain cream ingredients include customized combinations of the following medications:
• Non-steroidal Antiinflammatories (NSAIDS): Ketoprofen, Piroxicam, Ibuprofen • Muscle Relaxants: Cyclobenzaprine, Baclofen, Guaifenasin
• Anesthetics: Lidocaine, Prilocaine
• Vasodilators: Nifedipine, Verapamil
• Pain Blockers: Ketamine
• Nerve Agents: Amitriptyline, Gabapentin
• Other Pain Medications: Menthol, Capsaicin, Clonidine
*STEPHEN HOLT, MD, PhD, DSc, LLD: The Topics Pain Relief Revolution: Principles and Practice of Compounding Pharmacy
What can you use pain cream for?
- Neuropathic pain
- Herpetic trigger points
- Upper/lower back pain
- Arthritic pain
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Neuropathic pain
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Post zurgical pain
- Diabetic related pain
- Phantom limb pain
- Sports related pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
What is compounded scar cream?
Scar cream is a compounded cream which improves the appearance of preexisting and existing scars. Scar cream is designed to prevent exces- sive collagen production and can help prevent scarring disorders such as hypertrophic and keloidal scarring. It is also used to reduce inflammation and buildup of scar tissue while creating a resilient film on the skin, so that your scar receives as much exposure to the medication as possible. In addition, it can have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antifungal properties to condition and smooth the skin.
TYPES OF SCARS
- Atrophic scars form a depression or sunken area because of damage to the collagen, fat or other tissues below the skin. Causes: Acne, chickenpox, surgery and accidents.
- Keloid scars occur when too many cells grow at the site of a skin in- jury. These red-purple scars do not usually fade without treatment.
- Hypertrophic scars are also raised, but they do not usually expand beyond the wound.
- Contracture scars typically caused by burns. These scars tighten skin, impairing mobility and possibly affecting muscles and nerves.
A treatment regimen that begins as the scar is forming and continues for many months is the best method for reducing scar tissue. Compounding scar therapy cream is a highly moisturizing formula with excellent pen- etrating properties. It is appealing for both pharmaceutical and cosmetic purposes. Topical therapy is preferred over systemic therapy due to fewer associated adverse effects.