What are the benefits to transdermal therapy?
- Ease of application
- Local concentrations of the active medications can be achieved that are higher than those obtained using oral or injectable routes
- Transdermal therapy can reduce drug side effects because the patient's kidneys and/or liver exposure to the active ingredients is eliminated or greatly reduced. Further, gastrointestinal difficulties, that are often seen with the oral administration of pain relieving and anti-inflammatory drugs, are eliminated.
Conditions that transdermal therapy may benefit:
A number of medical conditions, often associated with chronic pain, that may be treated by utilizing a transdermal delivery of active medications include, among others:
- Cranio-facial neuralgia
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Nausea and vomiting
- Neuropathic pain
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS, RSD)
- Sport injuries
- Trauma to wrists, ankles, fingers and toes
- Vascular diseases
- Patients unable or unwilling to use oral, injectable, or rectal medications
- Medicating an uncooperative pet
Where are transdermal medications applied?
- To trigger points, or the site of back or joint pain or TMJ disorder - e.g., analgesic or anti-inflammatory
- To the arm, wrist, or behind the ear for systemic effect - e.g., antiemetic or hormone replacement therapy
- To the inside of an animal's ear or another closely clipped or hairless area - e.g., antiemetic, cardiac, or behavioral therapy
Call MD Custom Rx today at 262.373.1050 to learn more about the benefits of transdermal medications
We are the only compounding pharmacy in Wisconsin providing a broad spectrum of custom transdermal medication solutions.