Acute pain easily can evolve into chronic pain, which can become difficult to treat. Many commonly prescribed, commercially available pain relief medications help the symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, and other nerve and muscle pain, but they can also result in unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or stomach irritation. Many patients taking these medications come to accept these conditions as part of daily life, but they may find a better solution through pharmacy compounding.
Struggling through chronic pain or the side effects of pain medication does not have to be a daily activity. Shertech’s customized compounding solutions offer patients customized options for pain medication. Compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. It provides valuable benefits to those for whom pain management has become a way of life.
Every individual is unique, and the types of pain experienced can be equally diverse. By working with a compounding pharmacist, your healthcare provider can prescribe treatments tailored specifically for your pain management needs.
Because patients vary in size, symptoms, and pain tolerance, commercially available medications sometimes may not provide the appropriate dosage strength for an individual patient. Through compounding, a prescriber and pharmacist can customize the dosage to the exact amount the patient requires, and find a dosage form that best suits the patient’s needs.
Shertech’s Pharmacist can tailor a pain medication or pain cream for a specific need. Our pharmacist will work with your physician to ensure you are getting the right medication for the right condition.
Shertech has been working with Palliative care physicians for years meeting patients needs with oral, topical and rectal preparations. Palliative care gives us another opportunity to meet the unique needs of our patients. Please call to discuss options or ask your physician to call.
Whether you’re a workout enthusiast who needs to soothe aches and strains, a high school player recovering from a sports injury, or a weekend warrior trying to ease pain during the work week, Shertech custom compounding can provide serious benefits for every kind of athlete.
- A compounding pharmacist may be able to combine various drugs into a single dosage form to combat nerve pain, customize topical antifungal medications, or formulate special preparations to heal blisters or calluses.
- Compounded sun block creams, lotions, and lip balms may help protect athletes participating in outdoor sports.
Custom Pain Cream, Gel or Oral Solutions
Many patients experience stomach irritation or other unpleasant side effects from taking pain medication. Some have difficulty taking the medication in its commercially available form. Shertech’s custom compounding can provide alternate methods of delivery to make the process easier. Instead of a capsule or tablet, pain medications often can be compounded as dosage forms such as:
- A topical gel, cream or spray form that can be applied directly to the site of the pain and absorbed through the skin.
- A custom-flavored troche that dissolves under the tongue, a nasal spray, or a suppository.