Recent studies have shown that more than 100 million Americans are affected by pain, and that 12% of all prescriptions are written for pain medications. For some people who suffer from intermittent or chronic pain, topical pain cream may be a good alternative to oral pain medications.
There is no one “best” pain cream. Read below for more information about the possible benefits of using pain creams rather than oral painkillers.
Benefits of Using Pain Creams
Every oral pain medication works differently for each patient. Oral painkillers also have different side effects, such as nausea, constipation and drowsiness. There is always the concern of possible drug interactions if the patient is taking more than one oral medication. For many patients, switching to a pain cream greatly reduces or completely eliminates these unpleasant side effects. Now you can “THINK BEYOND THE PILL”
When using a pain cream, rubbing it onto the affected area for 2-3 minutes often provides faster pain relief than you can get from an oral painkiller, which must be absorbed systematically.
Customized Pain Medication
Your physician can prescribe a pain cream that is customized just for you, based on the type, location and severity of your pain. Compounding provides an innovative way for pharmacists to customize medications to fit the needs of the patients. It also takes into account your age, existing medical condition and know allergies.
Most insurance plans cover compounded pain creams, just as they would an oral painkiller.
If you suffer from pain and are tired of the side effects caused by oral painkillers, it may be time to consider switching to a pain cream. There are many pain cream formulas available to alleviate all kinds of pain. We can produce unique dosage forms for pain creams based on patient preferences and restrictions.
Why medicate the whole body, when you need pain relief in only one area! Stop by or call today to understand how we can work together to provide an alternative treatment option, which works best for you.