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Chronic pain can be very difficult to manage. Many of the traditional oral drugs used for pain treatment, such as opioids, NSAIDs, and anticonvulsants, can have unwanted systemic side effects. These classes of medications, among others, can be just as effective in managing pain when used topically. Using a comprehensive approach to treating symptoms of chronic pain has shown to be very effective, which can be easily accomplished using a topical formulation.
Avoid first pass hepatic metabolism
Avoid GI tract
May improve compliance
Increased drug concentration at site of pain
Decreased systemic side effects
Most common side effect is rash
May not be suitable for large areas
Absorption may vary from patient to patient
Topical NSAIDs as ibuprofen
Topical anesthetics such as LET gel (lidocaine, epinephrine, tetracaine)
How to Write a Prescription for Compounded Medication
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