Customized Meds for athletes and trainers
Athletes, coaches, trainers, physicians, physical therapists, and even
the “weekend warrior” are faced with many problems:
• muscle spasms
• abrasions and cuts
• fungal infections of the skin and nails
• dry skin
• neuritis (tingling pain)
Customized medications can help to solve these problems.
Medications that relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and relax muscles
can have side effects that are detrimental to athletic performance, such
as drowsiness. However, when these medications are administered
transdermally, the therapeutic benefit can be enhanced while
significantly reducing the risk of adverse effects.
Analgesic gels and sprays can be compounded to reduce pain and bleeding
secondary to lacerations. Pregame rubs can be compounded to contain
substances such as emu oil and anti-spasmodic drugs.
Medicated “bandages” can be compounded to contain antibiotics,
anesthetics, and corticosteroids in a protective soothing covering that
is appropriate for application to the skin or the lining of the mouth.
Hemorrhoids are particularly problematic for catchers, coaches, and
others who are regularly in a squatting position. Treatment often
involves use of a novel dosage form known as the “rectal rocket”, a
suppository that permits simultaneous internal and external application
of anti-inflammatories, anesthetics, antibiotics, or other medications.
Excessive perspiration is a concern for many athletes, as well as
members of dance teams and marching bands. Numerous topical treatment
We welcome your questions and requests!
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