Topical Pain Creams for Pain Management

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The Potential Benefits of Topically Applied Compounds for Addressing Pain

According to the National Health Interview Survey, nearly 50.2 million adults (20.5%) in the United States reported to experience pain on most days or everyday in 2019. The common locations of pain being in the back, hip, knee, or foot.

Opioid misuse and addiction have become a crisis that affects several aspects of public health and even economic welfare, killing almost 50,000 Americans in 2019 alone.

The Role of Compounding Pharmacies

Because of this alarming trend in the environment of drug addiction and opioid use, physicians are now seeking better options for their patients. 

With the help of compounding pharmacies, pain medications such as low dose naltrexone (LDN) can now be administered topically. This delivery of drugs through the skin can lessen the side effects or many oral medications.

Other commonly compounded medications for pain management:

  • Ketamine
  • Lidocaine
  • Gabapentin
  • Amitriptyline
  • Imipramine
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Baclofen
  • Clonidine
  • Ketoprofen
  • Diclofenac
  • Nifedipine 

Low dose naltrexone (LDN) studies have yielded favorable results with regard to chronic pain and inflammation, and compounding pharmacists can provide LDN at specific low dosages via a topical or transdermal dosage form.

Potential Benefits:

  • Convenience and ease of administration
  • Improved patient compliance
  • Less frequent dosing
  • Viable alternative to oral pain therapy

The rising need for topical delivery of pain management medications through the skin has been considered a viable alternative to oral pain management.

LDN cannot be purchased over-the-counter, so a prescription is required from your physician. Compounding pharmacists formulate LDN in specific dosage and forms that work for you to address specific symptoms.

Eastern State Compounding Pharmacy has experts that are more than happy to assist you in learning more about low dose naltrexone to address your pain management needs. Patients can also have their physicians contact us directly for questions regarding the process of writing an rx prescription order for LDN.

At Eastern State Compounding Pharmacy, we value quality, precision, and accountability when it comes to providing patients with the medication they need. Get in touch with us to get started, and our compounding pharmacists will answer your questions.

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