What is Compounded topical medication?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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In medicine, a topical medication is applied to body surfaces such as the skin or mucous membranes such as the vagina, anus, throat, eyes and ears.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anticipatory anxiety 1 0
Diabetic neuropathy 1 1
Hormone replacement 1 2
Hypersensitive skin 1 0
Hypersensitive to light touch 1 0

Show all 18 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Compounded topical medication

Side effect Patients
Skin reaction 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Compounded topical medication

Dosage Patients
0.5 g twice daily 1
4 tbs. daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Compounded topical medication

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Compounded topical medication

Duration

Currently taking Compounded topical medication

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Compounded topical medication

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 1
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Compounded topical medication after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1

Patients stopped taking Compounded topical medication and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Bioidentical hormones (Bioidentical hormone cream) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Compounded topical medication.