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Topical Medications for Orofacial Neuropathic Pain

Author(s):  Bramwell Bethany L

Issue:  May/Jun 2010 - Pain Management
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Abstract:  The primary advantage of the treatment modalities discussed in this article is the potential to provide relief of neuropathic pain without the associated side effects of systemic therapies. By working closely with a dental practitioner to help formulate the best pharmaceutical therapy for patients, the compounding pharmacist has become an essential member of the healthcare team for practicing dentists.

Related Keywords: Bethany L. Bramwell, BSPharm, RPh, formulations, topical preparations, analgesia, analgesic, pain control, pain management, neuropathic pain, neuropathy, orofacial pain, oral pain, mouth pain, facial pain, transdermal administration, postherpetic neuralgia, trigeminal nerve pain, diabetic neuropathy, capsaicin, ketamine, ketoprofen, mucous membrane, mucosa, pluronic lecithin organogel, PLO, drug delivery systems, microemulsion, mucoadhesives, dentists

Related Categories: DENTAL, EAR NOSE THROAT, FORMULATIONS, PAIN MANAGEMENT, DOSAGE FORMS/DRUG CARRIERS, NEUROLOGY

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