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Pain Management Compounding
Keystone Pharmacy Custom Compounding Offers Personalized Pain Relief
As a trusted compounding pharmacy, Keystone Pharmacy of Grand Rapids, Michigan, understands that everyone deals with some form of pain from time to time. In fact, pain is the most common symptom people report when seeking medical attention.
Often, pain is acute and short-lived, such as a headache caused by stress, or muscle strain caused by a work or sports injury. Simple remedies like aspirin or other analgesic or a heating pad may suffice. Other times, acute pain devolves into chronic pain-the type of pain that returns when the treatment wears off. Many people live with debilitating, continually painful conditions like migraines, arthritis or fibromyalgia.
Mass-Produced Pain Medications: Relief...and Side Effects
There are many mass-produced pain relievers on the market. However, due to their dosage strength, dosage format or other factors, they can lead to unwanted side effects like drowsiness, dizziness or stomach irritation. Additionally, many people have difficulty swallowing pills or tablets, presenting further obstacles to pain treatment.
Keystone Pharmacy Offers a Pain Management Alternative
Why should you accept these limitations as part of your daily struggle with chronic pain? With custom pharmacy compounding from Keystone Pharmacy, you may not have to! Keystone Compounding Pharmacy offers customized options for your pain medication.
Many people take a variety of medications to address pain issues. Often we can compound those into a single capsule, custom medicated to your dosage strength. Additionally, with a healthcare provider's prescription, Keystone Pharmacy compounding pharmacy may be able to provide alternate ways to deliver your pain medication, including:
Arthritis & Back Pain Management Medications
Optimal treatment may involve the use of medications that possess pain-relieving properties, including some antidepressants, anticonvulsants, antiarrhythmics, anesthetics, antiviral agents, and NMDA antagonists. By combining various agents which utilize different mechanisms to alter the sensation of pain, practitioners have had great success in treating chronic pain.
Transdermal creams and gels can be formulated to provide high local concentrations at the site of application (e.g., NSAIDs for joint pain), for trigger point application (e.g., combinations of medications for neuropathic pain), or in a base that will allow systemic absorption. Studies suggest that there are no great restrictions on the type of drug that can be incorporated into a properly compounded transdermal gel. When medications are administered transdermally, they are not absorbed through the gastrointestinal system and do not undergo first-pass hepatic metabolism; therefore, side effects associated with oral administration can often be avoided.
Conditions That Can Be Treated with Custom Compounding
We work together with prescriber and patient to solve problems by customizing medications that meet the specific needs of each individual. Please contact Keystone Pharmacy to discuss the dosage form, strength, and medication or combination that is most appropriate for the patient.
We are happy to answer questions for our current & future patients and prescribers. If your question is urgent, please call us!