PRESCRIPTION PAIN CREAMS
The most commonly prescribed pain medications are typically administered orally. However,
growing concerns regarding the safety of oral pain medication include the potential for serious
side effects associated with dependence and overdose. Many patients are prescribed multiple
oral medications to treat various types of pain, leading to patients consuming many capsules
and pills throughout the day and night, which can become a daunting task that can potentially
lead to non-compliance by taking too much or too little at any given time. Compounded prescription pain creams are gaining more popularity due
To safety as it is an alternative to opiods where the risks associated with oral pain medications
This is mainly due to the cream's ability to impact the local tissue without being absorbed
systemically in the rest of the body.
In the field of pharmacy, compounding is the preparation of a custom formulation of a medication to fit a unique need of a patient that cannot be met with commercially available medications.
Many patients are turning to compounded pain creams for a variety of reasons which can include:
- To provide an exact dose or combination that is not commercially available ( most popular for pain reasons)
- To avoid the medication from entering the bloodstream
- To avoid a non-active ingredient that the patient may be allergic to
- Dietary reasons
- Tolerance reasons
Find the below chart which compares absorption pathways for Topical , Transdermal and Tablet medications Topical ( blue dots) ( only in epidermis) Transfermal ( orange) ( same as what appears) Tablet medications ( green) go from the right because it goes right into blood stream without passing anything above
Avail Medical has partnered with a pharmacy that has categorized their compounded creams into 3 sub groups.
- NEUROPATHIC PAIN -COMPRESSED NERVE PAIN (orange)
- RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, OSTEOARTHRITIS ,JOINT PAIN (blue)
- INFLAMMATORY PAIN FROM INJURY (green)