Topical pain medications are applied to the skin for local pain relief. This type of delivery system may offer several potential advantages:

  • Decreased risk of drug interactions
  • High concentration of drug at site of injury
  • Minimal side effects compared to systemic delivery
  • Lower systemic drug levels
  • Dose is not as limited by systemic effects
  • Flexibility to combine several drugs into one preparation

If you have any further questions regarding topical pain medications, make an appointment with our doctors.