For many people, chronic pain is daily part of their lives. Many pain relievers are available over-the-counter or in prescription strength; however, these medications have side effects that limit their use. Patients either have to suffer in pain or accept the often-debilitating and unwanted side effects. Drowsiness, nausea, constipation, stomach irritation and stomach ulcers are some of the side effects of common pain medication. Some worry about becoming dependent psychologically and physically on the stronger opioid medicaitons and others worry about the increased risk of heart attacks and kidney damage caused by the NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs).
With a healthcare provider's prescription, Holly Springs Pharmacy can provide alternatives to delivering your pain medication, including:
Topical gels, creams, foams, or sprays
Custom-flavored lozenges that dissolve in your mouth
By applying the medication directly to the location of your pain, lower strengths can be used to control it and by avoiding the systemic absorption of the medication, unwanted side effects of the pain medication can be lessened.
Prescription pain medications are based on average body weight. Holly Springs Pharmacy sees you as an individual, and is equipped to take your individual needs into consideration when formulating your medication: your symptoms, body weight, pain tolerance, and your individual needs. With the help of your healthcare provider, we can recommend specific compounds to meet your specific requirements.
Compounded pain medications offers targeted relief, individualized dosages and potentially fewer side effects. Call Holly Springs Pharmacy today to learn how you can begin improving your quality of life with custom compounded pain relief!