Oral and topical pain medications work by blocking the effects of chemicals called prostaglandins that allow neurons to transmit pain signals to the brain. Oral pain medications such as ibuprofen must pass through your digestive tract and circulatory system before they can take effect. Therefore, you can suspect that oral pain medications are associated with many side effects:
The side effects of your oral pain medications can be eliminated when you apply your pain medication topically, which is directly to your skin as a cream, ointment or gel.Topical medications will relieve pain only in the specific area that it is applied to.
Here at Rx for all Pharmacy, we can compound your pain medication to apply directly to the site of pain and avoid all those unwanted side effects that you may be experiencing with your current oral medication.
We work together with your doctor to customize your topical pain medication to meet the specific needs of each patient.
Physicians, please contact our compounding pharmacist to discuss the dosage form, strength, and medication that is most suitable for your patient.