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Aspirar Pharmacy has an assortment of essential products for you to choose from to assist in your everyday needs. From pain-relieving creams to rare medications, Aspirar      is here for all of your Pharmacy needs.

 

Contact a pharmacist today and find out when we can          fill your next prescription. 

Pain Management is essential because even when the underlying disease process is stable, uncontrolled pain prevents patients from working productively, enjoying recreation, or taking pleasure in their usual roles in the family and society. Chronic pain may have a myriad of causes and perpetuating factors, and therefore can be much more difficult to manage than acute pain, requiring a multidisciplinary approach and customized treatment protocols to meet the specific needs of each patient.

Optimal treatment may involve the use of medications that possess pain-relieving properties, including some antidepressants, anticonvulsants, antiarrhythmics, anesthetics, antiviral agents, and NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) antagonists. NMDA-receptor antagonists, such as dextromethorphan and ketamine, can block pain transmission in dorsal horn spinal neurons, reduce nociception, and decrease tolerance to and the need for opioid analgesics. 

By combining various agents which utilize different mechanisms to alter the sensation of pain, physicians have found that smaller concentrations of each medication can be used. Topical and transdermal creams and gels can be formulated to provide high local concentrations at the site of application (e.g., NSAIDs for joint pain), for trigger point application (e.g., combinations of medications for neuropathic pain), or in a base that will allow systemic absorption. Side effects associated with oral administration can often be avoided when medications are used topically. Studies suggest that there are no great restrictions on the type of drug that can be incorporated into a properly compounded transdermal gel. When medications are administered transdermally, they are not absorbed through the gastrointestinal system and do not undergo first-pass hepatic metabolism.

We work together with patients and practitioners to solve problems by customizing medications that meet the specific needs of each individual. Please contact our compounding pharmacist to discuss the dosage form, strength, and medication or combination that is most appropriate for your patient.
 

  • Musculoskeletal Pain and Inflammation (Pain interfering with everyday life)

  • TMJ (Pain and dysfunction in the jaw)

  • Failed Back Syndrome (Persistent pain after surgery)

  • Radiculopathy (Pinched nerve)

  • Fibromyalgia (Abnormalities of pain in CNS)

Anti-inflammatory/NSAID Therapy: our pharmacy can compound topically applied NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and ketoprofen. Topical NSAIDs have a safety profile that is superior to oral formulations. Topical NSAID administration offers the advantage of local, enhanced delivery to painful sites with a reduced incidence of systemic adverse effects. Topical preparations can be customized to contain a combination of medications to meet the specific needs of each patient.

  • MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN

  • TENDINOSIS

  • STRICTURES

  • SCARRING

Podiatry Therapy: Podiatrists and other health care professionals encounter numerous problems that may be helped with compounded medications. We commonly prepare unique formulations that prescribers develop to meet specific needs of their patient population, or "tried and true" formulas acquired during professional training. Penetrant enhancers can be added to improve the extent of absorption of topically applied medications. Numerous compatible medications can be combined into a single dosage form for ease of administration. Also, a synergistic effect can be achieved when certain medications are used concomitantly.

  • PLANTAR FASCIITIS

  • WARTS

  • TINEA PEDIS

Neuropathic Pain Therapy: Combinations of synergistic drugs can be customized for the patient with chronic pain, and topical or transdermal formulations offer excellent alternatives, sometimes with fewer side effects compared to the same drugs when taken orally.

  • RSD/CRPS (Pain, swelling, and changes in the skin)

  • TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA (Intense pain in the face)

  • PHANTOM LIMB PAIN (Tingling, itching, burning, and pain of missing limb)

  • DEVELOPING NEUROPATHY (Diabetic nerve pain)

  • SHINGLES (Painful skin rash after chickenpox)

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