Whether you are an exercise enthusiast who is experiencing aches and strains, a college athlete recovering from a sports injury, or a former couch potato who has been advised by his/her physician to begin exercising 3-4 times a week to improve one’s health, compounding can provide serious benefits for you. Since fitness programs and some sports activities are customized to meet an athlete’s needs, why not do the same with medication needs?
- A compounding pharmacist may be able to combine various drugs into a single dosage form to address nerve pain, customize topical antifungal medications, or formulate special preparations to heal blisters or calluses.
- Compounded sun block creams, lotions, and lip balms may help protect athletes participating in outdoor sports.
By working closely with both the athlete and a healthcare provider, compounding prescriptions allows pharmacists to customize medications in strengths and delivery systems that are just right for that particular athlete’s body.Oral anti-inflammatory agents and muscle relaxants can have undesirable side effects. However, compounded topical creams or transdermal gels can be prepared by the compounding pharmacist to treat the pain at its trigger point while reducing the systemic side effects. We formulate highly effective topical transdermal gels to treat pain, inflammation and nerve damage.
Some commonly compounded Sports Medicine medications include:
- Clotrimazole in DMSO solution
- Cyclobenzaprine/Ketoprofen transdermal gel
- Dexamethasone iontophoresis solution
- Fluconazole/Ibuprofen topical gel
- Ketamine/Gabapentin transdermal gel
- Ketoprofen 10%/20% transdermal gel
- Nutritional Supplements
- Topical therapies for Hyperhidrosis