Why Compounded Medication Over Brand Name or Generic Pain Creams and Pills?

• Normally topical- applied directly to area experiencing pain
• Effectively block nociceptive and neuropathic pain
• Topical medication absorbs directly into the nerves and muscles
• Limits gastro side effects bypassing the stomach
• Reduce the central nervous system effects (cognitive impairment) • Low systemic drug level
• Ability to combine multiple medications into one form- simplify-

ing treatment
• Improved long-term patient adherence to treatment • Improved patient wellness with adjutant analgesic
• Reduction or elimination of oral pain relievers
• Decreased potential for drug interactions
• High drug concentration at site of injury
• Minimal & less adverse effects

Topical Versus Oral Benefits

• Delivers relief directly to receptors
• Minimizes absorption into the blood stream
• Blocks portions of the inflammatory cascade
• Quickly provides measurable and identifiable pain relief • Produces fewer side effects and reduces organ toxicity
• Reduces the possibility of adverse drug interactions
• Formulations are non-addictive
• Minimizes oxidative stress
• Improves patient compliance and outcomes

If a topical application is not ideal for my patient’s treatment, can I request another form?

Yes. Compounding enables prescribers and pharmacists to meet the special needs of patients. With the prescrib- er’s consent, we can custom-prepare medications in a variety of unique dosage forms as seen above and below:

  • Capsule
  • Oral liquids
  • Troches or lollipopsCompounding Versus Manufacturing

• Topical preparations • Nasal sprays

Compounded medications allow physicians to provide the highest level of care by completely customizing their patients’ treatment. Instead of prescribing a mass produced product with the effectiveness contingent on match- ing patients to product, prescribers control the treatment and medication.