Topical Pain Therapies
Treatment of pain can be a complex and difficult area of medicine. Our pharmacists have taken extensive pain management training to ensure our patients receive the best pain treatments possible.
Using the special knowledge from this training and experience as compounding professionals, we can choose the best pain treatment for patients using compound creams and gels.
Our pharmacists use several active drugs such as anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, counter-irritants, anesthetics, and nerve pain agents to treat our patients. Using our knowledge and experience, we can choose the most appropriate vehicle to deliver the active ingredients through the skin to obtain the best pain treatment possible. At Lemarchand Dispensary we use bases like Versapro®, Transdermal Pain Base®, Lipoderm®, and PLO Diclogel®.
What can we treat with pain creams?
- Pain and inflammation with anti-inflammatories (diclofenac, ketoprofen, naproxen, etc)
- Muscle pain, stiffness and spasms with muscle relaxants (cyclobenzaprine, baclofen)
- Moderate pain with anesthetics (lidocaine, bupivacaine, benzocaine, etc)
- Nerve pain (gabapentin, capsaicin, amitriptyline)
Does the base matter?
- There are several bases that we can use to optimally deliver the ingredients to the site of action. Using our expertise we can help choose the correct base for you to provide the best stability and longest expiry for you.
- We can also help with allergies or sensitivities.
- Assess the properties of the bases to ensure an elegant end product
- Ask us for a recommendation!
What are the main side effects?
- Topical pain management leads to minimal systemic absorption which helps to limit side effects and may be a safer alternative for patients.
- Therapy is more localized and targeted which reduces side effects.
- Please consult a health care professional if there are any issues