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Pain Management

Chronic pain does not have to diminish your quality of life! From time to time, we all experience some type of pain. This may be in the form of a strained muscle or group of muscles after an intense sporting activity, or a headache brought on by stress. For those who live with chronic pain, daily life can be greatly affected.

One of the top reasons people seek medical attention is pain. Chronic pain is a condition many physicians and health care providers find difficult to treat. Medications may be used to relieve pain from chronic conditions such as migraines, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and nerve pain. These commercially available medications can produce undesirable side effects like upset stomach, dizziness, or drowsiness. If one was not aware of the benefits of pharmacy compounding, these side effects may be accepted as unavoidable.

Personal pain relief through compounding

Chronic pain does not have to lead to daily struggles or the limiting of activities. Compounding, which joins skill and science into the preparation of customized medications, tailors pain relief to your unique needs. When pain management is a part of life, compounding can make all the difference in the overall effectiveness of therapeutic treatment.

The significance of dosage form

Oral medications may be prescribed often, but the resulting effects are different for everyone. Often, stomach irritation occurs after taking pain medication. Some have a difficult time swallowing large pills, or pills of any size. The beauty of pharmacy compounding is that you are given options in the form of your prescribed medication. Options include:
  • Spray, cream, or topical gel for medication that can be absorbed into the skin
  • Nasal spray
  • Suppository
  • Flavored lozenge or troche that will dissolve under the tongue
The various forms your compound pharmacist can prepare include types that do not have to pass through the gastrointestinal tract, avoiding GI irritation and maximizing the potential of the medication prescribed.

Combining formulations

Those managing chronic pain may find they take several prescribed medications to alleviate the various symptoms they experience. Often, a prepared compound can be formulated to include multiple medications so that a single dose delivers the necessary relief in the most convenient way.

Because every human body differs in size and shape, and symptoms vary from person to person, commercially produced medications may not produce the desired effect every time. This can be due to the strength of dosing or related to the form in which medication is administered. A compounding pharmacist, working with the prescribing physician, is able to customize dosing based on patient requirements, leading to the best therapeutic outcome.

Pain can diminish the enjoyment you get out of life. We are happy to work with your physician to ensure your therapies are tailored to meet your unique needs. Total Health Compounding Pharmacy, which services the areas of Newmarket, East Gwillimbury and Aurora, can be reached at 905-898-5210 or Toll Free at 905-898-5210.

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