Pharmaceutical compounding is the science of preparing custom medications to fit the unique needs of a patient.
What are some of the benefits of topical pain relievers?
Every person’s internal make-up is different. Because of this, when doctors prescribe commercial medications, it might not react the same way for everyone. To get around this problem, compounded creams benefit the patient by allowing them to apply the cream only on the areas that are affected. This targets only the painful area instead of taking oral medications that take time to work because the body has to absorb it and it gives the body a lot of unwanted side effects.
When will I receive my medication?
Because we have to make this medication from scratch, please allow 2-3 days for processing.
Will my insurance cover my customized medication?
We will need your most up-to-date prescription insurance so we may determine coverage and discuss it with you. Just an FYI, most do cover compounds.
Can I apply topical pain relievers directly over an incision or stitches?
You should not apply the cream to a healing incision or open wound. As far as the incision is concerned, you may apply the cream around the incision but never directly on the incision. Once the stitches have been removed, it is okay to apply over that area.
Are there any side effects associated with topical pain relievers?
Because your medication will be applied to your skin, the side effects associated with it are rare. The most common side effect would be a rash that develops if the patient has very sensitive skin or an allergy to one of the drugs in the compounded cream. This is why it is vital that we are aware of all you drug allergies. Be sure to contact us or your physician if you have any side effects.
Can I use this medication if I am pregnant?
The creams are not recommended for expecting mothers or young children.
Can I apply heat to the affected area once I apply the cream?
What a patient should do is use the heat, remove it, and then apply the cream. NO, DO NOT APPLY HEAT OVER THE MEDICATION.
Who do I call if I have questions?
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number to call is 281-955-7500.