Pain Management

Pain is the most common symptom for which people seek medical help. Pain can be caused by a stress-induced headache, muscles strained from playing sports, or an injury sustained at work or in an automobile accident.

Acute pain easily can evolve into chronic pain, which can become difficult to treat. Many commonly prescribed, commercially available pain relief medications help the symptoms associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, and other nerve and muscle pain, but they can also result in unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or stomach irritation. Many patients with chronic pain may begin to accept it as part of daily life. These patients may find better solutions for pain relief through pharmacy compounding.


Pharmacy compounding offers patients customized options for pain medication. Every individual is unique, and the types of pain experienced can be equally diverse. By working with a compounding pharmacist at Barney’s Pharmacy, your healthcare provider can prescribe treatments tailored specifically for your pain management needs.

Ask your physician or a Barney’s pharmacist today about the benefits of personalized compounding!

Alternate Dosage Forms

Pharmacy compounding can provide alternate methods of medicaion delivery for those patients who experience stomach irritation or other unpleasant side effects from commercially available pain medications. Instead of a capsule or tablet, pain medications often can be compounded as dosage forms such as:

  • A topical gel, cream or spray form that can be applied directly to the site of the pain and absorbed through the skin.
  • A custom-flavored troche that dissolves under the tongue, a nasal spray, or a suppository.

Such dosage forms may bypass the gastrointestinal tract, providing optimal results with less GI irritation, and help patients who have difficulty swallowing pills, removing yet another source of aggravation.

Combined Formulation

Some chronic pain sufferers are placed on a variety of medications to help address the symptoms associated with their condition. Multiple medications often can be combined into a single dose of a specially prepared compound that combines the medications into a single capsule or topical preparation, providing greater convenience for the patient.



Strength Variations


Because patients' size, symptoms, and pain tolerance vary, commercially available dosage forms of a medication may not provide the appropriate dosage strength for a patient. Through compounding, a prescriber and pharmacist can customize the dosage to the exact amount the patient requires, and find a dosage form that best suits the patient’s needs.

Barney's Pharmacy - Main Store

2604 Peach Orchard Rd.

Augusta, GA 30906

Phone: 706-798-5645

Fax: 706-798-0377 

Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sat: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sun: Closed