What is this medication used for?
- Our transdermal plantar fasciitis compound cream is used to penetrate deep into the skin to avoid major systemic absorption and reduce side effects seen with oral medication. It’s designed to reduce inflammation and pain.
What prescription ingredients are commonly used in the custom formulas?
- Topical Verapamil, Gabapentin, Lidocaine, Menthol, Diclofenac
How do these ingredients work?
- Topical or Transdermal Verapamil works topically by reducing the size of fibromas and slowing down the growth of the fibroma by it’s calcium channel blocking ability.
- Diclofenac works directly on pain receptors as well as acting as an anti-swelling agent to reduce inflammation.
- Gabapentin is a neuropathic agent that helps desensitize nerve endings preventing pain messages from being sent to the brain.
- Lidocaine is a local anesthetic agent thate helps numb the focal pain site.
- Menthol offers a cooling effect and helps desensitize receptors around the local pain area.
What is the best way to use this medication?
- Pain compounds should be applied to the focal pain site directly or to dermatomes that stimulate nerve impulses. Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, lips, or mouth. Wash your hands before and after applying formula. Before applying, clean and dry the skin area to be treated. Apply to the affected area and gently massage it into the skin till all of the medication has been absorbed. You may use a damp cloth and remove any residue after 20 minutes after of application. Follow your doctor’s specific orders if you are unsure how to use the medication.
What is a compounded medication?
- Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Compounded medications are made based on a practitioner’s prescription in which high quality prescription ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form required by the patient.
What are the possible side effects of this medication?
- Itching, redness, scaling and dryness may occur. Stop using the formula and call your doctor at once if you have: severe irritation, severe blistering, oozing of treated area. If side effects are severe, stop medication and contact us and your doctor or seek emergency medical treatment.
Vii. How long until I may see an effect from this medication?
- It may take 6-8 weeks to see maximum results. Compliance is key for optimal results.
What is an example of a plantar fasciitis compound formula?
- GABAPENTIN 5% + LIDOCAINE 5% + VERAPAMIL 10% + DICLOFENAC SODIUM 2% +
- Custom compound formulas must be prescribed by a physician based on your personal medical history. Have your physician send a prescription to our pharmacy via fax, phone or by electronic prescription. If you need help on which formula is best, email our pharmacist for free advice.
- If you don’t have a physician you can use a telemedicine service such as Strut Health.