Compounded opioids offer personalized pain control while reducing the side effects often associated with oral narcotic consumption.
Oral opioids for pain management
While oral narcotics are frequently prescribed for both chronic and acute pain, the risk of side effects and addiction make it difficult to safely and effectively manage these prescription pain medications.
Numerous side effects are associated with oral narcotics, including:
- Cognitive changes
Abuse and addiction are additional concerns associated with oral opioids and high rates of unintentional death due to overdose have also been recorded.
Compounded transdermal pain medications
For physicians and patients concerned about the side effects of oral opioids, compounded transdermal opioids are an option. Using a transdermal patch compounded to the exact needs of the individual is convenient, easy, improves medication compliance, and is associated with less frequent dosing.
Other advantages of compounded pain medications including the following:
- A lower risk of abuse and addiction
- Better option for patients who have difficulty swallowing oral medications
- Some studies have shown compounded transdermal patches offer better pain control
- Allows the option of combining drugs to address multiple symptoms
- Reduction in adverse effects
Custom compounded topical pain medications, including opioids, offer a versatile treatment option for all types of pain. Patients with long-term chronic pain requiring around-the-clock pain relief may benefit from buprenorphine, an extended relief opioid patch.
When custom compounded pain relief transdermal patches are prescribed, proper patient counseling is required. Your compounding pharmacist at ReNue Rx will instruct you on the proper application, use and disposal of the patch.
ReNue Rx is a compounding pharmacy that specializes in serving the community with fast, friendly and professional service. The staff is well trained and are willing to help you every step of the way. To learn more, visit ReNue Rx.