What are some of the benefits of topical pain relievers?

Because no two patients are the same, commercial medications may not meet the needs of a particular patient. Compounding allows your physician to customize medications for each patient. Compounded topical pain relievers benefit the patient by allowing them to apply the cream directly to the affected area, targeting only the painful area instead of taking oral medications that fill the entire body with medication. There are fewer side effects with topical creams since the dose is much lower.