Topical and Transdermal Creams and Ointments
Topical and transdermal creams, lotions, and gels are applied directly on the skin. They can be formulated to provide high concentrations of medication at the site of pain. They can also be used for trigger point application or in a base that allows for systemic absorption. Patients often experience fewer side effects with topical formulation than are typically experienced with oral medications. As an added benefit, transdermal absorption bypasses the gastrointestinal system, avoiding first-pass hepatic metabolism. Most drugs can be formulated into a cream, lotion, or gel. Contact Doctors Specialty Pharmacy to discuss your patients’ topical or transdermal cream, ointment, gel, or lotion needs.