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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.

 

Advantages:

 

Avoid first pass hepatic metabolism

 

Avoid GI tract

 

May improve compliance

 

Increased drug concentration at site of pain

 

Decreased systemic side effects

 

 

Disadvantages:

 

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)

 

Local anesthetics

 

Salicylates

 

Cottrill’s

Compounding

Pharmacy,

Pain Management

 

How to Write a Prescription for Compounded Medication

COTTRILL'S PHARMACY, INC

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COTTRILL'S SPECIALTY PHARMACY

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