Transdermal Therapeutics - Pain Management

Topical Pain Management

What types of conditions can be treated with topical pain management therapy?

Topical pain management therapies have been studied and proven effective in many painful conditions. Some of the more common painful conditions that have been successfully treated with topical pain management include osteoarthritis (painful joints such as knees, elbows, shoulders, etc.), diabetic neuropathy (tingling and painful feet, hands, arms, and legs common in diabetics), carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, herpes zoster neuropathy (pain from shingles), low back pain, cervical spine pain (neck pain, whiplash), and any other soft tissue injuries such as contusions that can result in pain and inflammation.

Are the topical pain management therapies compounded by Phusion Rx safe?

Yes, the topical pain management therapies compounded by Phusion Rx are supported by extensive clinical research and evidence based medicine. We include references to medical research on our website for all the products we compound for patients.

All the medications we use in our compounds are FDA approved medications and we obtain our active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from FDA licensed wholesalers located in the United States. Our facility is licensed by the state board of pharmacy and undergoes routine inspections. We are happy to provide a copy of our state board of pharmacy inspection report upon any request.
We provide patients with custom compounded solutions for pain that are non-addictive and that deliver medication directly to the target areas of pain. These pain treatments are not commercially available and are custom compounded by Phusion Rx in our state-of-the-art facility.

We will work directly with your current physician to customize a transdermal pain therapy for your individual needs or we can provide a referral for you to a physician in your area. Call today for a professional consultation.

How does topical pain managment therapy work?

Medications that are not commercially available in transdermal dosage forms (e.g. ointments, creams, patches, etc. that deliver drugs through the skin) are custom formulated by Phusion Rx. These transdermal therapies deliver medications through the skin directly to the target areas of pain resulting in increased drug concentration at the painful site.

Is topical pain management therapy effective?

Yes, there are many clinical studies that have demonstrated the effectiveness of certain medications delivered through transdermal dosage forms. When the medications are delivered through transdermal dosage forms, both subjective (patient reported response) and objective (tissue samples and other analytical tests) have indicated positive results that the medications are effective. Transdermal delivery to the target area of pain results in higher drug concentration in the tissues of the painful area when compared to taking the medications orally.

Also, delivering a medication through a transdermal dosage form results in fewer systemic side effects (if any at all) when compared to taking the medications orally. The liver is by-passed and other systemic side effects such as drowsiness, upset stomach, kidney problems, and blurred vision are less likely and avoided completely in most cases.

(please visit our pain management information center for specific studies and references.)

How are topical pain management therapies applied?

Phusion Rx specializes in formulating and packaging topical pain management products. We provide written instructions to all our patients and we offer the latest in technology for accurately and safely applying topical pain medications.

We offer pump dispensers that administer precisely measured amounts of medication to be applied to the painful areas. One press of the dispenser accurately administers the precise dose to be massaged into the painful area. Wash the area before applying and wash hands after use.

We also offer click dispensers (similar to deodorant sticks) that measure precise amounts of medication to be applied. One advantage of the click dispenser is that the patient does not have to touch the medication to apply it to the painful site. Just turn the dial for the prescribed dosage and rub into the washed affected area with the applicator. This minimizes the chance of transferring the medication to any other site or person.