Read Time: 2 minutes Compounded creams and lotions are topical medications that are tailored to your individual treatment needs. Topical products treat conditions at the affected site, eliminating or reducing the need for oral medications.
Different active ingredients, strengths, and bases can be used to create a product that fits your exact needs. Many commercially available products are only available in limited options, however compounded topical medications can be adjusted as needed.
When should a cream be used?
One type of topical medication that is most commonly used, is a cream. Creams have a higher water content than other formulations, like ointments. This allows them to spread easier and be better absorbed into the skin. Creams are great options for large affected areas and/or wet and oozy conditions.
Topical creams can be made with a variety of medications, so they are able to treat a wide range of conditions, including: rashes, atopic dermatitis, poison ivy, sore muscles, shingles, chicken pox, pain, inflammation, eczema, cuts, burns, and infections.
What types of products can be compounded into a cream?
Most topical medications can be made into a cream, ointment, or gel, depending on the condition being treated and the desired end goal. These products can include:
- Pain relievers
- Muscle relaxants
- Anti-inflammatory products
- Hormone therapy
- Anti-viral medications
- Scar cream
If you are interested in learning more about topical creams and how they may be able to replace or reduce your oral medication intake, speak with your ReNue Rx pharmacist today.
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