Pain Management

Living with chronic pain or enduring the side effects of standard pain medications should not be an ongoing struggle. At VH Pharmacy, we offer a tailored approach to pain medication, providing patients with personalized options. Compounding involves the preparation of customized medications to meet individual patient needs.

Each person is unique, and the spectrum of pain experiences is equally diverse. By collaborating with a compounding pharmacist, your healthcare provider can prescribe treatments specifically designed to address your unique pain management requirements.

Many patients encounter stomach irritation or unpleasant side effects when taking traditional pain medication. Some find it challenging to consume medication in its standard form. Instead of conventional capsules or tablets, pain medications can often be compounded into various dosage forms, including:

  • Topical gel, cream, or spray formulations can allow the medications to be absorbed through the skin.
  • Custom-flavored troches that dissolve beneath the tongue, nasal sprays, or suppositories.

Such innovative dosage forms may bypass the gastrointestinal tract, delivering optimal results with reduced GI irritation. They also cater to patients who struggle with swallowing pills.

Many times, chronic pain sufferers are prescribed multiple medications to manage symptoms associated with their condition. In many instances, these medications can be combined into a single dose through a specially prepared compound.

Whether the pain is acute, stemming from accidents or nerve-related issues, or chronic conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia, it can be debilitating. Pharmacy compounding has the potential to enhance a patient’s quality of life with medications tailored specifically to the individual.