Pain Management

Do you live with pain? The pharmacists at Hillcrest Pharmacy can help alleviate pain from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, and neuropathic pain. No matter what kind of pain you are suffering from, we can create a customized treatment plan to help manage that pain. After you have communicated the details of the pain you are experiencing to your physician, we are able to compound medication in order to most effectively treat your situation.

The best treatment plan will most likely be included medications that will possess certain pain-relieving properties such as anticonvulsants, antidepressants, anesthetics and many more. Through adding different agents, physicians can use different mechanisms in order to change the sensation of pain.

Transdermal gels and creams are best for providing highly concentrated treatment for a particular location that it is applied to, such as joint pain. Some side effects that are associated with oral medications can be avoided if you take medications topically. According to recent studies, there is no limit on the type of medication that can be used as a transdermal gel. With gels and creams are used to administer drugs, the medication is not absorbed through the gastrointestinal system and never undergo the first-pass hepatic metabolism.

  • Hillcrest Location
  • 120 University Ave, San Diego, CA,92103
  • Phone: 619-260-1010
  • Toll Free: 1-866-260-1387
  • TTY: 619-814-7882
  • Mon-Fri: 8a.m. - 6p.m. | Sat: 10a.m. - 2p.m.
  • North County Location
  • 1988 Hacienda Drive Vista,

  • CA 92081

  • Phone: 760-295-2625
  • TTY: 619-814-7882
  • Mon-Fri: 9a.m.-5p.m. | Weekends: Closed
Hillcrest Pharmacy