The Pharmacology of pain management is complex. With millions of individuals suffering from acute or chronic pain, standard therapies often prove inadequate and can expose patients to numerous side effects. Compounded pain medications can help by creating exact dosages or by customizing delivery systems such as transdermal treatments with different combinations and dosages of medications--bypassing the digestive tract. Compounded medications can also be formulated with a matrix which makes the medication time-released for a smoother delivery.
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy also provides sterile formulations for pain pumps required by many patients. Our team of specially trained pharmacists can work with your pain management providers to enhance your treatment options. Common medications used are morphine, fentanyl, bupivacaine, baclofen, and ketamine.
Let's talk more about transdermal, or thru the skin delivery of medications for pain managment. Why use this method of treatment options? One, we avoid treating the entire body and can target the area of pain only. For example, if you have pain just in the knees, why take a drug like ibuprofen or naproxen orally to introduce long term side effects like stomach erosion.
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacists can formulate a drug delivery gel to place the therapeutic drug right to the target site. So that knee that is inflammed and sore can be treated without treating the whole body. We have several drugs available including ketoprofen, one of the best anti-inflammatory drugs for getting into the skin, ibuprofen, diclofenac, indomethacin, and piroxicam which is the best for plantar fasciitis.
Also used for both depression and pain management is intranasal ketamine. Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy is able to prepare up to 200mg per ml concentration for maxmum efficacy. Our special formulation allows a more comfortable application for the nasal spray.