Pain Management Compounding

Pain Management Compounding"pain 1. An unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder. 2. Suffering or distress." — The American Heritage Dictionary

The treatment of pain is probably as old as the pharmacy profession itself, and certainly, pain is the number one reason that people seek medical treatment. Despite the fact that all people have, or will, suffer with a bout of acute or chronic pain at some point in their lives, pain management continues to be poorly handled by the health system. That's tragic, given that pain affects the quality of life and economic security of not only the person with pain, but also his or her family.

Despite major advances that have been made in pain research and product development, there continues to be a gap between commercially available treatments, and the needs of the individual pain patient. This is where the specialty compounding service at Lorraine's Pharmacy can help.

For those patients who have achieved sub-optimal results with their pain medications, or who have trouble tolerating their medication in it's current dosage form, Lorraine's Pharmacy can help. Lorraine's Pharmacy's goal in pain management is to provide alternatives for the multitude of problems faced by the pain patient. At Lorraine's Pharmacy, pain management is really all about options; options for the physician and their patient. It's our role to offer you those options.

The following are examples of solutions that we have used to improve the pain management and quality of life for many of our customers. If you or someone you know suffers from pain and would like more information on our pain management services, please contact us. We will be happy to discuss your questions and concerns.

Examples of Problem-Solving Solutions:

  • Preparation of medications in commercially unavailable dosage forms (e.g. capsules, suspensions, suppositories, transdermals, nasal sprays, lollipops, lozenges, etc.)
  • Removal of unnecessary or unwanted ingredients (e.g. fillers, dyes, preservatives, flavors)
  • Preparation of medications in commercially unavailable dosages (e.g. increase dose, decrease dose, sustained release formulations)
  • Preparation of commercially unavailable multi-ingredient preparations (e.g. multi-ingredient transdermal medications for treatment of neuralgia, morphine/DM products, multi-ingredient capsule formulations to simplify treatment regimens, etc.)
  • Supportive medications in various dosages, dosage forms, and combinations (e.g. anti-nauseants, muscle relaxants, sedatives, laxatives, etc.)