Sports Medicine Compounding
Make sure your active, healthy lifestyle stays that way
Whether you’re a workout enthusiast who needs to soothe aches and strains, a high school player recovering from a sports injury, or a weekend warrior trying to ease pain during the work week, compounding can provide benefits for every kind of athlete.
Sports medicine compounding – the best way to get back in the game
Unique Athletes, Individual Medication
Sports activities and fitness programs focus upon an athlete’s strengths and are customised to meet his or her individual needs. We can do the same with medication needs.
A compounding pharmacist may be able to combine various drugs into a single dosage form to combat nerve or inflammatory pain, customise topical antifungal medications, or formulate special preparations to heal blisters or calluses.
Working closely with both the athlete and a healthcare provider, compounding allows pharmacists to prepare medication in strengths and delivery systems that are just right for that particular athlete’s body, for the ultimate in therapy.
Just like a football player and a marathon runner require different training programs, their body types may require different amounts of medication to speed recovery or treat muscle pain. Yet commercially available products often come in a limited variety of strengths. Compounding offers a way to calibrate the exact amount of medication to a certain need and body type, resulting in more accurate dosing.
Unique Dosage Forms
Another important benefit is the compounding pharmacist’s ability to alter the delivery system of medications. Capsules and tablets taken orally must pass through a patient’s digestive tract before making their way into the system. For anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants and other medications, this can result in gastrointestinal and other side effects. Topical medications allow the drug to bypass the gastrointestinal tract and potentially minimize those side effects. We can prepare custom topical creams, transdermal gels or solutions that may not be commercially available. By treating the pain at its trigger point, relief and recovery can be strengthened.
Personalised prescription compounding may be just what you need to get back in action!
Ask your healthcare provider or our pharmacist today about the benefits of customised compounding for athletes like yourself or your family members.
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