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Pain: Systematic Review of Pharmacy Compounding of Pain Medication

Author(s):  Shawaqfeh Mohammad S, Harrington Catherine

Issue:  Jan/Feb 2018 - Volume 22, Number 1
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Abstract:  There are limited resources available for pharmacists and doctors to reference proper compounded formulas for pain medications. The systematic review discussed within this article provides the foundation for a searchable database, allowing users to find various compounded formulations. It also provides data about the safety and efficacy of the preparations. Compounding information about several drug classes was reviewed. Those drug classes included, but were not limited to, opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, central nervous system agents, and anesthetics, with evidence that of the various drugs that could be compounded for pain, anesthetics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and opioids ranked highest within the articles researched.

Related Keywords: Mohammad S. Shawaqfeh, PharmD, PhD, Catherine Harrington, PharmD, PhD, systematic review, chronic pain, personalized pain relief, adverse drug effects, dosage forms, opioids, opiates, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs, central nervous system agents, CNS agents, analgesics, anesthetics, salicylates, corticosteroids, topical preparations

Related Categories: PAIN MANAGEMENT, LITERATURE REVIEW, INFORMATION RESOURCES

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