Transdermal Medications

Transdermal Medications

What are the benefits to transdermal therapy?

  • Ease of application
  • Local concentrations of the active medications can be achieved that are higher than those obtained using oral or injectable routes
  • Transdermal therapy can reduce drug side effects because the patient's kidneys and/or liver exposure to the active ingredients is eliminated or greatly reduced. Further, gastrointestinal difficulties, that are often seen with the oral administration of pain relieving and anti-inflammatory drugs, are eliminated.

Conditions that transdermal therapy may benefit:

A number of medical conditions, often associated with chronic pain, that may be treated by utilizing a transdermal delivery of active medications include, among others:

  • Bursitis
  • Cranio-facial neuralgia
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Epicondylitis
  • Gout
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Psoriasis
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS, RSD)
  • Sport injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • TMJ
  • Trauma to wrists, ankles, fingers and toes
  • Vascular diseases
  • Patients unable or unwilling to use oral, injectable, or rectal medications
  • Medicating an uncooperative pet

Where are transdermal medications applied?

  • To trigger points, or the site of back or joint pain or TMJ disorder - e.g., analgesic or anti-inflammatory
  • To the arm, wrist, or behind the ear for systemic effect - e.g., antiemetic or hormone replacement therapy
  • To the inside of an animal's ear or another closely clipped or hairless area - e.g., antiemetic, cardiac, or behavioral therapy

Call MD Custom Rx today at 262.373.1050 to learn more about the benefits of transdermal medications

We are the only compounding pharmacy in Wisconsin providing a broad spectrum of custom transdermal medication solutions.

Questions about how transdermal medications can help you? We can discuss your unique challenge.

Compounding requires a relationship between the patient, physician and pharmacist, so providing your current physician's name is helpful.