Finding relief from chronic pain can be challenging. There are a multitude of pain medications available by prescription that can alleviate the immediate discomfort but often cause secondary effects such as fatigue, stomach irritation, and more. Compounding offers alternate ways to administer medications and still benefit from the relief while minimizing or even eliminating the side effects.
Some illnesses commonly treated are:
Some dosage options are:
Topical Pain Relievers
Topical analgesics have a favorable safety profile, and there is increasing evidence of their efficacy for a variety of pain disorders, including neuropathic or musculoskeletal pain.
An important benefit of topical analgesics can provide pain relief similar to oral formulations without the associated systemic side effects, such as gastrointestinal upset.
Topical pain medications are convenient and painless to use, which improves patient compliance. Ease of use may reduce overall treatment costs. Because they are applied directly to the target site, topical analgesics can accumulate to therapeutic levels in the tissues under the area of application, even though the blood levels are low because only small amounts of medication are absorbed systemically. Lower systemic drug levels potentially lower the risk of organ toxicity.
At Universal Arts Pharmacy, pharmacists and staff work with physicians to ensure that the best possible solutions to pain management are utilized. Time is a crucial component to pain management, which is why we offer fast refill service and home delivery. For more information contact us.
Nutrients are essential for the body to function at optimal levels. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can further impair someone's ability to retain key vitamins and minerals in their diet.
The following article provides key information for patients suffering from RA on how to make sure they are receiving the proper nutrients and vitamins. Click here for more information.